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Event:
Great River Folk Festival
Start:
August 25, 2017
End:
August 27, 2017
Category:
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Organizer:
Phone:
608-784-3033
Updated:
August 28, 2015
Venue:
Riverside Park
Phone:
608-784-3033
Address:
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100 State Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States
Great River Folk Festival, La Crosse

The 42nd annual Great River Folk Festival is a family-friendly weekend features outdoor contemporary and traditional folk music right in La Crosse’s beautiful Riverside Park. Along with the music, you can enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts and plenty of craft items for sale from artists across the spectrum, ethnic food and children’s activities. Check out the full music schedule below. Ticket prices vary from $8 for a Saturday Day Pass to $50 for an All Events Pass. Get details here.

Riverside Park is a beautiful space along the Mississippi River on the west edge of downtown La Crosse. Along with the festival you’ll find historic and contemporary statutes, beautiful views of the river and bluffs, access to riverboats, restaurants, hotels, the Turtle Stack Brewing Company, and plenty of hotels to spend the night – all within easy walking distance.

U.S. 14, 53, and 61, as well as Highways 16, 33, 35, and I-90 all bring you to La Crosse, which has plenty of other fun things to check out, too!

Great River Folk Festival Address:

Riverside Park
100 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-3033
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Great River Folk Festival Music Schedule:

Friday, August 25
Adult Open Mic
5:00 – 6:45 in the Food Court Area before Friday’s Concert.
Sign-up will start on site, shortly before 5:00. Each performer will be allowed 2 songs.

Friday Opening Concert:
7:00 p.m. Riverside Park (Rain or shine)
Kind Country
Steel City Jug Slammers
Grounds open at 5:00 p.m. (Pizza, crepes, beer, and wine available)

Saturday, August 26
Saturday Daytime Activities: 10:00 – 5:00
Riverside Park (Rain or shine)

Traditional arts and craft fair
Craft demonstrations
Children’s activities
Food from a wide variety of venders

Music Performances and Workshops:
Saturday, August 26
Daytime Performance Schedule
11:00-1:00 Children’s Area Crafts
11:00-12:15 Main Stage Fun & Witty!
Steel City Jug Slammers
Annie & Rod Capps
Natalie Gelman
11:30-12:45 Site A Traditional Songs
The Barefoot Movement
Kind Country
Chicago Farmer
12:00-12:45 Site B
Blaine Howard
12:45-2:15 Main Stage Something Bluesy!
Pigtown Fling String Band
Annie & Rod Capps
1:00-1:45 Site B
Mark Croft
1:00-1:30 Children’s Area Unusual Musical Instruments
Sue Hauser
1:15-2:30 Site A Peace & Love
Chicago Farmer
Natalie Gelman
The Barefoot Movement
2:00-2:50 Children’s Area Dangerous Fun Show
Josh Peters
2:00-2:45 Site B Poetry Slam
Black Sheep Poetry
3:00-4:15 Site A Travel Songs
Pigtown Fling String Band
The Last Revel
Bill Miller
3:00-4:30 Site B Square Dance
Fest Family String Band
Tim Jenkins
3:00-4:00 Children’s Area Story Telling
Bluff Country Tale Spinners
Terry Visger and Teri Wachuta
4:00 – 5:00 Children’s Area Crafts
Saturday Evening Concert: 5:00
Riverside Park (Rain or shine)

Annie & Rod Capps
The Barefoot Movement
Chicago Farmer
Natalie Gelman
The Last Revel

Sunday, August 27
Sunday Daytime Activities: 10:00 – 4:00
Riverside Park (Rain or shine)

Songwriting Contest Finals
Traditional arts and craft fair
Craft demonstrations
Children’s activities
Food from a wide variety of venders
Music Performances and Workshops:
Sunday, August 27
Daytime Performance Schedule
11:00-11:45 Main Stage Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel
The Ultrasonic Duo
11:00-12:00 Children’s Area Art Factory
Parenting Place
11:30-12:30 Site B Native American Flute Workshop
Bill Miller
11:30-2:00 Site A Songwriting Contest
Contest Finalists
12:00-1:00 Children’s Area Crafts
12:45-2:00 Main Stage Favorites
Bill Miller
The Barefoot Movement
The Last Revel
1:00-1:45 Site B
Andy Hughes
1:00-2:00 Children’s Area Story Telling
Bluff Country Tale Spinners
Peter Petersilie and Teri Wachuta
2:00-3:30 Site B Clogging
ClogJam
2:00-3:00 Children’s Area Old School Variety Show, Jr. Edition, Open mic and talent show (kids of all ages)
Michael Scott
2:15-3:30 Site A Originals & Songwriting
Chicago Farmer
Annie & Rod Capps
Natalie Gelman
3:00-3:30 Children’s Area Children’s Songs
David Nash
3:30-5:00 Children’s Area Crafts
Sunday Farewell Concert: 4:00
Riverside Park (Rain or shine)
Free with Sunday Day Pass

Bill Miller
Pigtown Fling String Band
Plus, the Winner of the Songwriting Contest