Folk Festival of Music & Dance
in Gays Mills Wisconsin, May 11th, 12th, & 13th,
Paul Geremia ~ Frogwater ~ Jawaahir
~ Press Release ~
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Gays Mills Folk Festival Presents Blues Great Paul Geremia
The 15th annual Gays Mills Folk Festival, May 11 – 13, will feature acclaimed bluesman and songwriter Paul Geremia as the headlining act of the Festival’s Saturday night concert. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 12th, at the Gays Mills Community Building on Main Street in Gays Mills. Geremia has performed throughout the US, Europe and Canada and is widely regarded as one of the greatest living blues performers, especially of East Coast and Texas finger-picking and slide styles.
The concert will also feature Minneapolis’ Cassandra Shore and the Jawaahir Dance Company, dedicated to bringing the rich folkloric heritage of Middle Eastern dance to the stage. Cassandra has received many awards and has an international reputation as a performer and teacher of Middle Eastern dance.
Milwaukee favorites Frogwater will also appear in the concert with their wide repertoire of traditional fiddle and guitar styles, including Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass, Old-Time and Blues.
Other scheduled Folk Festival events are a family square dance on Friday, May 11th , 7:00 – 11:00 pm in the Community Building, and Saturday daytime activities on May 12th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at Log Cabin Park, including an open stage, May pole dancing, workshops with performers and a fiddle bee. The Festival concludes on Sunday, May 13th, with a Gospel sing on the banks of the Kickapoo River in Robb Park, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.
The price for admission to all the weekend’s events is $20/adult, $5/child, and $45/family. Admission to the Saturday night concert only is $15/adult, $5/child, with no reserved seating. For more information, see the Festival’s website at www.gaysmillsfolkfest.org, or call (608) 735-4031 (days) or (608) 629-6250 (evenings). The Gays Mills Folk Festival is a project of the Kickapoo Cultural Exchange and is generously supported by Organic Valley of La Farge, Wisconsin.