The 44th Annual Kent State University Folk Festival gets underway this week in Kent, November 17th through November 20th.
True to it’s folk and blues roots the Folk Festival is all about the people and their music. It’s not a choreographed, in-sync, glam rock, big hair-a-palooza. It’s gritty, sometimes grimey, and always expressive musical storytelling. You won’t find pyrotechnics at these shows that are held in the kind of small, intimate venues that Kent is famous for where the musicians and their music take center stage.
One of the best parts of the Festival is the ‘Round Town series. The Folk Alley ‘Round Town tradition continues, stretching the definition of “Folk Music” with a variety of performers stationed in clubs, pubs, churches, stores and more throughout Kent. Free concerts begin during lunch and continue into the wee hours. Have a bite to eat, do a little shopping and enjoy live music wherever you go.
Here’s a link to the full event schedule and below is a snapshot of the Round Town venues and performers.