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4th Annual Boston Folk Festival

Get ready for a music-filled weekend of live blues, Celtic, blue grass, gospel, contemporary and traditional folk performers. From Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, there will be food, fun, dancing, boat tours, and family activities, all set against the backdrop of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

On Saturday, the list of performers is extensive. Atwater-Donnelly, Marcia Ball, Dave Carter and Tracey Grammer, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, Julian Dawson, Rosie Flores, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, Vance Gilbert, Robert Jones, The Kennedys, Jim Lauderdale, Bernice Lewis, Shirley Lewis, Laura Lewis Love Duo, Bill Morrissey, Mustard’s Retreat, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Paved Country, Barbara Phaneuf and Seth Connelly, David Roth, Claudia Russell, Chris Smither, Bill Shontz, Taproot, Chris and Meredith Thompson, Freddie White, and Brook Williams will all be there the first day.

On Sunday, Altan, Eddie from Ohio, Holmes Brothers, Jimmy LaFave, Livingston Taylor, The Sevens, and many more will be participating.

Ticket sales have exceeded expectations and hopefully, there will be 8,000 or more spectators. University faculty, staff, and students can purchase a two-day pass for $25.00 or a one-day pass for $20.00 by going to the WUMB offices in the Lower Level of the Healey Library before Sept. 21. These prices reflect a considerable discount. Parking is free both days. Anyone interested in attending can get more information about the festival by calling 287-6911 or visiting their website at www.wumb.org/folkfest. The website offers a full list of performers, soundclips of their music, and further event information.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the festival. Anyone willing to spend a little time helping to make this work will receive free admission and a t-shirt, as well as a chance to participate in one of the most popular events at UMass Boston. Call 287-6900 if interested.

About the Contributor
MiMi Yeh served as arts editor for The Mass Media the following years: 2001-2002; *2002-2003; 2003-2004 *Evan Sicuranza served as arts editor for Fall 2002 Disclaimer: Years served is based on online database and may not detail entire service.