Friday, April 20, 2007

Roots & Folk Festival

For the last week or so I have noticed a sign on Adams Avenue (the road I take on the way home from work once I get off the express way) that says Adams will be closed Friday @ midnight until Sunday afternoon. The reason it gave - Roots & Folk Festival. Hmmm. I don't know a lot about folk or roots music, but why not check it out. I looked up the website this morning and it sounds like it could be entertaining to see.

The Adams Avenue Business Association proudly presents the 34th Annual Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22, 2007. Last year, over 40,000 visitors attended this FREE two-day festival. This is truly an event that provides both enjoyment and cultural enrichment for the whole family.

The Adams Avenue Roots and Folk Festival focuses on the promotion, preservation and performance of local and nationally touring musical acts that reflect the rich folk roots and traditions of music styles such as Blues, vintage swing, Appalachian, NorteƱo, country boogie, old-time string music, cowboy yodeling, Western, Cajun, Celtic, etc.

There will be food, music, dancing, etc and it is all free and about a block away from my house. I have a baby shower to go to Saturday afternoon, but I figured I would check it out afterwards (before the Shockwave game) or maybe Sunday afternoon. I'm excited to check it out - maybe I'll take a workshop on Folk dancing, hehe, or maybe I'll just be an observer.

Here is the website if you would be interested in stopping by it for yourself:

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