New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford Folk Festival July 4-5, 2015 20th Anniversary Celebration July 4-5, 2015

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA 02740

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The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary from Saturday July 4 through Sunday July 5, 2015 with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music. Folk icon Tom Rush and Grammy Award winner John Hammond, are joined by over 50 performers and groups including Susan Werner, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, The Nields, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, The Boxcar Lilies, the Welsh group Calan, folk and jazz fiddler Jeremy Kittel and many more. The festival runs from 11 am to 9 pm both days and is located in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and the Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The New Bedford Folk Festival has seven stages in and around the National Park that range from the 1200 seat Zeiterion Performing Arts Center to the intimacy of the "Meet the Performer" area. The festival also features a high quality crafts show and food including New Bedford landed fish and scallops. The New Bedford Folk Festival is supported in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of New Bedford, Marion and Dartmouth, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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