Wednesday, September 1, 2010

(Mostly) Northeast Folk/Roots/Bluegrass/Cajun/Celtic Festivals Over The Labor Day Weekend

Hurricane Earl will, at best, skirt the New England host.  Plan accordingly.

From the source: "As accurate as we can maintain it. Email suggestions/corrections to Program & performers subject to change, always verify with the festival."

  End     Festival   URL         Genre   City   State   Performers
NorthEastFolknRoots  Discussion #
9/3/10 9/5/10 Rhythm and Roots Festival Cajun, Zydeco, Blues Charlestown RI 9189 "New England's hottest festival of roots music and dance!"
9/3/10 9/5/10 North Branch Bluegrass Festival Bluegrass Bridgewater Corners VT 10375 "Your Staycation Destination For Labor Day Weekend Every Year"
9/3/10 9/5/10 39th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival Bluegrass Woodstown NJ 10643
9/4/10 9/5/10 Bennington Irish Music Festival Irish Bennington VT 10657 Musical acts will perform a unique blend of musical styles and genres, including standard Irish jigs, reels and ballads, folk, world, classic Celtic as well as the more contemporary Irish rock.
9/4/10 9/6/10 Newport Waterfront Irish Festival Irish Newport RI 10658
9/4/10 9/4/10 Open Road Music & Arts Festival Eclectic Worcester MA 9835 Open Road is Worcester’s first sustainable and earth-friendly music and arts festival. The festival will take place September 4th, 2010 at Institute Park. On top of the great live music, there will be an eclectic variety of cuisine, many local artists and vendors, family-friendly activities and much more. Live music kicks off at 11:00 am and will proceed until 6:00 pm.
9/4/10 9/7/10 CDS/FAC Labor Day Weekend at Pinewoods Traditional Plymouth MA 10049 Our staff this year features: Will Mentor, leading American dance; Marcie Van Cleave, leading international and English country dance; Barbara Pixton, leading instrumental workshops in international music; Ray Rosenstock, leading vocal workshops in international music; Bob DeLuca, leading intensive morris dance workshops Our musicians: American dance - Anadama (Amelia Mason, Emily Troll, and Bethany Waikman) English dance -Pat MacPherson, Vince O’Donnell, and Patrick Yacono
9/4/10 9/4/10 Hudson Valley Green Festival Roots, Americana Staatsburgh NY 10233 The Hudson Valley Green Festival is a one-day music, alternative energy, food & beverage festival that will bring more awareness to the Hudson Valley, improving out quality of life through a greener, eco-minded approach to sustainable living.
9/6/10 9/6/10 Bread and Roses Festival Folk Revival Lawrence MA Bread and Puppet Theater Grupo Fantasia Alastair Moock 10659 Over 25 consecutive years, the Bread & Roses Heritage Committee has celebrated Lawrence's ethnic diversity and labor history by organizing an annual Festival on Labor Day in order to honor the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.

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