Festival Fever: Old Songs Festival, 6/25-27/10

Old Songs FestivalThis year marks the 30th annual Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance, and the fest is still going strong. It takes over the Altamont Fairgrounds from Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, and there’s a wide array of performances, workshops and just plain old fun on tap.

It’s a family-friendly fest with a relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops and lots of opportunity for participation. In addition to the three main concerts, there are 120 daytime workshops conducted by performers, as well as a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and children’s activities.

Here’s the line-up of performers for the big, main-stage concerts:

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 7pm
Billy Jonas
Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen
James Keelaghan
The Tennesse Mafia Jug Band
The Paul McKenna Band
Joe & Jesse Bruchac
Madcat & Kane
Elizabeth LaPrelle & the Fruit Dodgers
MC: George Ward

Tim Eriksen
Moscow Nights
Debra Cowan
Brian Peters
Matt & Shannon Heaton
Kim & Reggie Harris
MC: George Ward

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 3:30pm
Joe Hickerson
Tony Barrand, Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy
Alan Kaufman & the A-Ks
Cathy Barton & Dave Para
Susan Trump
Illegal Contraband
MCs: Bill Spence & Roger the Jester

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