Lake Erie Folk Fest returns to Shore Cultural Centre!

Richie & Rosie will be performing in the evening concert at the Lake Erie Folk Fest at Shore on Feb. 23rd. 

The fourth Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest (LEFF) will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Shore Cultural Centre located at 291 East 222nd Street in Euclid.  This annual event celebrates a diverse array of traditional music and dance styles from a wide variety of cultures, and provides free afternoon workshops, with accomplished instructors, to encourage the preservation of and participation in the traditional arts. 

Musicians, dancers and fans of bluegrass, old time, Irish, blues, polka, ballads and everything in between are welcome to participate in LEFF’s free workshops, dances and mini-concerts from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at the Shore Cultural Centre.  There is something during the afternoon for all ages and any skill level.  There is also plenty of room for musicians to get together and jam throughout the course of the day.  The event will cap-off with a 7:30 pm concert featuring the acclaimed Americana due, Richie & Rosie, who present traditional and original music in unique and wonderful settings.   Other featured performers include:

  • Jim Volk - Guitarist
  • Journeywork – Traditional Irish music featuring flute, whistle, uillean pipes and guitar
  • Shri Kalaa Mandir – Classical Indian Music & Dance
  • The Chardon Polka Band– Polka, what else!

All Saturday afternoon workshops, mini-concerts and dances are free and open to the public and tickets for the evening concert are $10 (advance) and $15 (day of show) with 12 and under free!  Additional information regarding the festival may be found on its website, including how to support the program as a sponsor, or call 216-289-8578.  The event is presented by Shore Cultural Centre and the North East Ohio Musical Heritage Association. Mark your calendars now and plan to spend the day with great people and great music!

Also, warm up for the fest by joining us for the Festival Kickoff, Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 PM Community Dance with the Saints and Opossums at Shore, $10 adults, $5 students, children 12 & under free! 

Chris Cipriani

Director of Programming and Marketing for Shore Cultural Centre

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 5:14 PM, 01.08.2019