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28th ANNUAL BLACK HAWK FOLK FESTIVAL
Mt. Morris Town Park
July 11, 2015

The Dang-Its ~ Singleton Street
Katie Dahl ~ Steve Hazell
Ariane Lydon ~ Chris Valillo

Bill Kehl will return as our great MC
Open Mic at 10:30 ~ Performers start at noon

We are in the process of planning this year's festival. Watch this space for updates!
If you've never been to our festival before, scroll down to see what last year's festival was all about!

General Festival Information

THE FESTIVAL IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
The rain site is the Mountainview Community Center
at N3137 21st Lane, just off Highway 152, south of Mt. Morris.

Refreshments are sold at the park by the Mt. Morris 4-H Pioneers; you may also bring your own refreshments. Visit with the artisans demonstrating their skills and selling their handmade art during the festival. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy a full day of music and song. Remember, no pets are allowed at the festival. The outdoors reminds us to bring sunscreen and plenty of bug spray. You may want to bring your swimsuits for a cool dip in Lake Morris. Performers’ CDs are on sale at the information booth, along with Black Hawk shirts, mugs, and other gear.

Artisans: We invite artisans to demonstrate their skills and sell their handmade art during the festival. If you are interested in setting up your artisan booth at the festival, please download our printable registration form, which includes our rules and instructions for submission.

BHFS 2015 Artisan Registration Form (PDF)
BHFS 2015 Artisan Registration Form (Word document)

Tickets: For tickets and other information, contact Betty at (920) 295-0385 or trowbridgeb@yahoo.com. You may also download our printable advance ticket order form and send it in with your payment.

BHFS 2015 Advance Tickets Order Form (PDF)
BHFS 2015 Advance Tickets Order Form (Word document)

Open Mic: To sign up for the Open Mic, contact Guy at (715) 228-3662 or gk500@uniontel.net.


Calling All Volunteers

Needed: a few good volunteers for the festival. Please consider volunteering for an hour or so at our festival so we can keep the music coming in the future. We have enjoyed an incredible run of smoothly run festivals because we have a dedicated core group of people. But we need more volunteers to help with things like directing parking and setup and takedown.

If you’re interested in finding out how you can become a part of the festival crew, contact Dave Gunderson at (920) 787-7862 or davegunderson@cornerofgs.com.


A glimpse at last year's festival . . .

27th ANNUAL BLACK HAWK FOLK FESTIVAL
Mt. Morris Town Park
July 12, 2014


David HB Drake ~ Dekorra
The DitchLilies ~ Lil’ Rev & the Good x2
Michael Lee Ammons & the Water Street Hot Shots ~ Starkweather Bay

Bill Kehl returned as our great MC

Open Mic



10:30–11:45 am Open Mic.
12:00–12:55 pm David HB Drake opened the festival. He “knows more folk songs than a PBS pledge drive” and his music is “as welcoming and kindly as a back porch sing-along on a summerís day.” David’s Web site
1:10–2:05 pm Dekorra, our headliner band, played an eclectic variety of bluegrass, rock, Americana, country, Western swing, folk, and original music. Dekorra’s Web site
2:20–3:15 pm The DitchLilies brought us early swing, old-time mountain music, world roots music, and juke joint songs from the Golden Era. The DitchLilies’ Web site
3:30–4:25 pm Lil’ Rev & the Good x2 performed roots music ranging from early country, boogie, and blues to bluegrass. Lil’ Rev’s Web site
4:40–5:35 pm Michael Lee Ammons & the Water Street Hot Shots played classic blues, hokum, string band, and jug band music. The Hot Shots’ Web site
5:50–6:45 pm Starkweather Bay played classic rock, blues, and country influenced by Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Eva Cassidy, Carole King, the Beatles, and more.
7:00–7:55 pm Dekorra were back with more great music to close our 27th festival.

 

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