Folk Fest calendar for Friday, April 8

Folk Fest Juneau 2016

Friday, April 8

Alaska Youth Choir, 7 p.m. The mission of AYC is to develop, nurture, and encourage a life-long learning, enjoyment and love of music for all youth ages 6-18 in the community of Juneau.

Alaska String Band, 7:15 p.m. The Zahasky family is back home in Juneau after finishing a three month tour of the lower 48 states.

The Empty Oil Barrel Band, 7:30 p.m. Budget politics, presidential campaigns and things that go bump in the night. And beer.

Kilohana Kwock-Silve of Halau Hula o Manoa with Students from Hawaii & Juneau, 7:45 p.m.

Ken Waldman & Jerry Hagins, 8 p.m. Fiddling poet and pal.

Hopkins Family Band + maybe others picked up along the way, 8:15 p.m.

Shaidri & Ezra, 8:30 p.m. Playing original tunes, plus country and folk classics. Piano, guitar and harmony singing.

Robin Hopper, 8:45 p.m. Award winning songwriter from Chugiak.

Hot Ptarmigan, 9 p.m. Driving rhythms and harmonies power this Anchorage foursome.

Jason & Stella, 9:15 p.m.

Shawn McCole and Friends, 9:30 p.m.

Harrison B, 9:45 p.m. Harrison B is a Progressive American Soul artist originally out of Nashville.

Yngvil Vatn Guttu, 10 p.m. Award-winning jazz musician and singer songwriter.

Taylor Vidic and Lucas Heger, 10:15 p.m.

Snow River String Band, 10:30 p.m. The Snow River String Band is a group of 12-15 year olds from Seward who enjoy mixing traditional bluegrass with “bluegrassified” pop tunes.

Eli & Forrest, 10:45 p.m.

Coho Duet & Friends, 11 p.m. From the outskirts of Homer: Alt. country confusion with a bluegrass twist on the rocks.


Saturday, April 9

Afternoon Performances

Juneau Elementary School Strummers, noon. Strummers, pluckers and singers from Auke Bay Gastineau Harborview, Mendenhall River and Riverbend elementary schools.

Brieanne Rae, 12:15 p.m. Acoustic set.

Dennis & Dona Townsend, 12:30 p.m. From Tacoma to play some new and old tunes.

Fu Bao and Friends, 12:45 p.m.

Jacks in the River, 1 p.m.

Megan Anna Kemp, 1:15 p.m. Megan enjoys sharing music, whether she’s playing guitar with her two year old nephew or at an open mic. Her originals are inspired by love, loss and starfish.

Burl Sheldon, 1:30 p.m. Mostly original songs played with a friend or two.

Jacob Weber, 1:45 p.m. Soloist act from Rochester.

River People, 2 p.m. Folk music from Prince of Wales Island. Host band for the Island Grind in Craig.

String Vibrations, 2:15 p.m. Some old JDHS string orchestra buddies and string enthusiasts playing some feel-good pop music.

Naked Mabel, 2:30 p.m. Upbeat original folk music.

Gene Nelson, 2:45 p.m. Americana Folk.

Tiny Room Ceili Band, 3 p.m. Players from Anchorage, Juneau and Points South play Irish dance music.

The Penultimates, 3:15 p.m. A trio of Alaskan ladies playing the acoustic guitar, tenor ukulele and soprano ukulele.

Zachary Atchley, 3:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 9

Evening Performances

Swing Dogs, 7 p.m. Playing a musical mashup of instrumental dance tunes similar in concept to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Caitlin Warbelow, 7:15 p.m. After performing with the Riverdance company and Sting’s musical on Broadway, Caitlin returns home to Alaska to fiddle at her favorite festival.

Raven Call, 7:30 p.m. Fairbanks contraband smuggling different music into their sets.

Pat Henry & Family, 7:45 p.m. Songs From Jeanie’s Kitchen.

Burnt Down House, 8 p.m. Bluegrass and country from Homer.

Big Chimney Barn-Dance, 8:15 p.m. From Girdwood.

Clark County Bluegrass, 8:30 p.m.

Chris Thompson & Friends, 8:45 p.m. Original songs with strong emotional ties to Alaska, personal relationships and love.

Eli West & Ben Winship, 9 p.m. Eli West & Ben Winship perform string music and brother harmony duets.

Codfysh joe, 9:15 p.m.

Dan Pascucci, 9:30 p.m.

Aloha Bluegrass, 9:45 p.m. Hailing from all over Alaska and frequently playing Bluegrass and original music in Hawaii.

Justin Smith and Todd Vierra, 10 p.m. Instrumental acoustic guitar, with a beat.

Chicks that Pick, 10:15 p.m.

FRS Trio, 10:30 p.m. A blend of orchestrated and improvised folk music

John Palmes, 10:45 p.m. Folk music from the capital of the great state of denial.

Three Fish, A Tree, and a Forester, 11 p.m.

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