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All Day Free Festival

FREE music all day with the family in downtown Blue Lake! The All Day Free Fest features two stages, the Street Stage and the Amphitheatre Stage, Folk School Workshops, food trucks, and a Kids Tent.

Street Stage:

10:45 Dale Winget

11:45 Lodestar

12:45 Tyger Byle

1:45 For Folk Sake

2:45 Kentucky Warblers

3:45 Hogleg Bluegrass

4:45 Port Mooncall

5:45 Beatles Sing-a-long

6:45 Beatles Sing-a-long

Amphitheatre Stage:

11:00 Space Socks and the Fake Gnus

12:00 The Hossettes

1:00 Joanne Rand

2:00 Kenny Ray and the Mighty Rovers

3:00 Old Dog

4:00 Bayou Swamis

5:00 No Good Redwood Ramblers

6:00 Highway 61

7:00 Kingfoot

Folk School Workshops:

11:00    Joanne Rand  - Singing Into Being

A vocal workshop in which Joanne will demonstrate exercises in sound, listening, movement and breath … all tools for helping to access our voice. Emphasis is on spontaneity, group dynamics, and freeing up the inner authentic voice, creating a sense of community.

12:00   Tim Wilson -  Banjo

Multi-instrumentalist and one of the founding members of the Compost Mountain Boys, Tim will demonstrate some of the general principles of playing, including rolls and backup, as well as rhythm variations such as waltz and swing styles, plus the etiquette of jamming.

1:00    Marty Dodd & Tim Wilson - Guitar Flatpicking

Old Dog’s Marty Dodd and Compost Mountain Boys’ Tim Wilson team up to teach such Flatpicking concepts as how to get the best tone, play cleanly, backup playing, chord variations, picking variations, cross picking, sweet picking and chicken-pickin'.

2:00   The Hossettes - Harmony Singing

Members of this bluegrass ensemble will teach this essential part of bluegrass singing.  They will talk about what harmony is, how it relates to guitar chords as well as other instruments, and the different ways to create harmonies.  All participants will get to sing. No experience necessary.

3:00  Rosalind Parducci & Summer McCall - Western Folk Fiddle Traditions

Summer and Rosalind will discuss and provide examples of a range of western fiddling styles, showing the intricate and unique voicings that make up the differences in Irish and Scottish fiddle styles, Scandinavian, and American Old Time, with a touch of western swing and blues fiddle as well. You need not have an instrument to attend this course.  It is an informative class, and students are encouraged to bring recording devices and/or notebooks.

4:00  DeAnna Sanders  - Hawaiian Ukelele And Dance


This years’ Ukulele workshop will be a little bit different from past years. The theme for the workshop is Friendship and Aloha. The workshop will exclusively focus on songs written by two Hawaiian Contemporary Composers. Hawaiian music is one of the oldest forms of folk music and Hula is the folk dance of the Hawaiian people. We have chosen to focus on the Hawaiian singer/songwriter/hula dancer Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira of Kaua’i. We chose two songs that she  wrote and one written by her best friend.  ALL the songs were written by Hawaiians and we have been given permission to share them with Humboldt County. We will teach the songs while the corresponding hula will be taught to the hula students by HUG member and local Hula Teacher Joyce Flaugher. Hawaiian music and dance are a perfect match for the Folklife Festival. Anyone can learn Hula or ukulele. Ukulele players for this workshop will play no more than five beginner chords per song. There will be a surprise bonus song also.



Earlier Event: July 13
Barn Dance
Later Event: August 4
Buddy Brown Blues Festival