Lake Erie Folk Fest Returns to Shore

Ayan Shirzhik, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, and Ayan-ool Sam of Alash Ensemble to perform at the Lake Erie Folk Fest at Shore Cultural Centre on Feb. 25th. Info at 

Shore Cultural Centre is excited to once again partner with the Northeast Ohio Heritage Music Association (NEOHMA) to present the Lake Erie Folk Festival (LEFF) on Saturday, February 25th. The eclectic music festival received enthusiastic reviews after its conception in 2016, and welcomed many Euclid residents and music lovers from surrounding communities.

A highlight of the event is the assortment of free workshops offered 1pm until 6pm consisting of demonstrations, jam sessions, mini-concerts and activities for all ages.  Workshops will cover traditional folk dancing, storytelling and instrumental techniques for folk music.  All of these events take place throughout Shore.

A concert featuring a wide variety of folk and world music acts will take place in the Shore Auditorium at 7:30pm.  The concert will feature the Alash Ensemble from Tuva (a small Republic in Central Asia), Shivering Timbers from Akron, blues artist Austin Walkin’ Cane and Emily Keener, a former contestant on “The Voice”.  Alash performs the indigenous music of their homeland featuring the ancient art of throat singing ( Tickets for the concert are $10 (12 and under free) and can be purchased on-line at and at the Shore Cultural Centre office (Room 143), as well as at the door. Advance purchase will allow an early entry for seat selection prior to the general admission.

Sponsorships for the Festival are available by contacting Shore at 216-289-8678. The LEFF is also being supported in part through a crowdfunding campaign on and the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation. 

Shore Cultural Centre, is located at 291 E. 222 St., Euclid.  The festival is a collaboration between Shore and the NEOHMA, which produces the Blue Sky Folk Festival.  Visit and for more information, or call 216-289-8578.

Chris Cipriani

Director of Programming and Marketing for Shore Cultural Centre

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