April 30, 2002
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Cheryl MacDonald, Festival Director
For Immediate Release:
On June 15 and 16, performers representing traditions from around the world will converge on Roosevelt Middle School for the 26th annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival. The two-day event is, as the name suggests, staged completely free of charge, and all Bay Area lovers of music and dance are encouraged to participate!
Nationally and internationally acclaimed performers, as well as gifted local musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers and craftspeople, will offer concerts and workshops throughout the festival. Family-oriented activities will include crafts and special music performances.
The 2002 Free Folk Festival will take place from
Noon until 11 P.M. on Saturday, June 15, and from
Noon until 10:30 P.M. on Sunday, June 16 at
Scheduled concert performers include:
and many more!
For those who want to be hands- (and feet-) on, a sampling of workshops to be offered includes:
and much more!
While the festival would be a special event under any circumstances, what makes it unique is the fact that it is an all-volunteer effort. Not only do members of the sponsoring organizations–the San Francisco Folk Music Club and the San Francisco Folk Music Center–serve as volunteer organizers, but all performers and workshop leaders donate their time and talents to the festival as well.
The San Francisco Free Folk Festival was conceived
in 1976 by the San Francisco Folk Music Club, which
staged it for the first two years at the Hall of
Flowers. It then moved to Fort
Onsite parking is extremely limited, with street parking available within reasonable walking distances. The festival is easy to reach by public transportation, using the MUNI 1, 2, or 38 lines. The event is wheelchair-accessible.
For a complete schedule of concerts, activities, and workshops, call the festival hotline at 510-287-9095, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or access the festival’s Web site at www.sffolkfest.org. The Web site will be updated continually as performers and workshop leaders are added and confirmed.