(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 44th edition of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, one of the nation's oldest and most revered music festivals, is set for August 26-28 at the Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, PA.
More than 50 folk, blues, old-timey, bluegrass, world and roots artists will provide more than 55 hours of music from new and innovative to traditional, including more than 22 hours of dance music in the 3,500-square-foot, wooden floor dance tent.
This year's lineup features Arlo Guthrie (celebrating the 40th anniversary of Alice's Restaurant; Emmylou Harris; Marcia Ball; David Grisman Quintet with assistance from Buddy Miller; Tempest; Angel Band featuring Terry, Candice, Mike and Ryan O'Bryrne with David Bromberg and Bob Taylor; Artisan; Peggy Seeger; Ann Rabson and the Annimators; Wolfstone and many others.
Festival co-founder and WXPN radio personality Gene Shay, regarded as the Godfather of Philly Folk Music, returns for his 44th year as host/emcee.
Family friendly, there is a profusion of attractions for kids, especially in Dulcimer Grove (12 and under), the shady area between the Crafts Stage and the Camp Stage, features puppeteers, jugglers, storytellers, hands-on crafts and kid-oriented musicians. Kids 12-16 will again be privy to the special "youth ticket" allowing them into the grounds for half the regular gate price, when accompanied by an adult.