South Florida Folk Festival 2018

 
South Florida Folk Festival

Enjoy the lovely pristine setting of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park while enjoying the sounds of more than 40 local and national performers on two outdoor stages this Martin Luther King day weekend beginning Saturday January 13th and continuing through Sunday January 14th.  The 2018 South Florida Folk Festival will also feature a songwriting competition, food and crafts vendors, workshops led by performers, a jam area for those who enjoy playing, CD Sales and raffle prizes.

The South Florida Folk Festival is presented by the Broward Folk Club. Since its inception in 1992, the Festival has been a combination of a music fest, family reunion, community gathering, and weekend musical retreat. This year’s festival headliners will include: The Currys, The Dave Nachmanoff Band and Jack Williams.

Singer/Songwriter Competition

The following finalists of the 2018 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition will compete in front of a panel of judges on Saturday morning:

  • Bear & Robert – Jacksonville, FL
  • Cecilia St. King – Delray Beach, FL
  • Claudia Nygaard – Nashville, TN
  • Joe Virga – Cape Coral, FL
  • Joel Zoss – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Judy Kass – Tarrytown, NY
  • Kray Van Kirk – Arcata, CA
  • Lauren Heintz – Winter Park, FL
  • Leah Kaufman – Raleigh, NC
  • Nigel Egg – Minneapolis, MN
  • Randy Brown – Mineola, TX
  • Sonya Heller – Callicoon Center, NY

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 13, 2018
 
Banyan Stage
1:45 PM – Professor Fox Band
2:15 PM – Sam Seas
2:45 PM – Jane Fallon
3:15 PM – Florida Songwriters Round: Bill & Eli Perras, Mike Handley
3:45 PM – Robert Ross
4:15 PM – Laura Zucker
4:45 PM – Jacob Johnson
 
Gator Stage
1:30 PM – Angela Parrish
2:00 PM – Al Scortino
2:30 PM – Tom Lumen
3:00 PM – Mona Lisa Tribe
3:30 PM – Ellen Bukstel and Friends
4:00 PM – Twangtown Paramours
4:30 PM – Caroline Cotter & Michael Thomas Howard
5:00 PM – Woji & Kozloff
5:30 PM – Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield
6:00 PM – Announce Singer/Songwriter Winners & Raffle Winners
6:15 PM – Jack Williams
7:00 PM – Dave Nachmanoff Band
8:00 PM – Fire Circle
 
Workshops
2:00 PM – Twangtown Paramours: Recording & Producing Your Music
3:00 PM – Angela Parrish: Music Theory Basics
4:00 PM – Tom Lumen: The Mental Side of Musicianship
 
Jam Area
2:00 PM – Laura Zucker: Make it Your Own – Songs You Didn’t Think You Could Play on Guitar
3:00 PM – Open Jam
4:00 PM – Penn Johnson: Spiritual Healing Jam

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Banyan Stage
12:15 PM – Singer/Songwriter Round
​12:45 PM – Singer/Songwriter Round
1:15 PM – Singer/Songwriter Round
1:45 PM – Penn Johnson
2:15 PM – Amber Ikeman
2:45 PM – Florida Songwriters Round: Ally Smith, Darrell House, Doug Spears,
3:45 PM – Danielle Miraglia
4:15 PM – Austin McRae
4:45 PM – Laurie McClain
Gator Stage
12:00 PM – Jason Colannino
12:30 PM – Kate Callahan
1:00 PM – Terry Kitchen
1:30 PM – New Middle Class
2:00 PM – This year’s Singer/Songwriter Competition Winners
3:00 PM – Open Book
3:30 PM – Tim Fast
4:00 PM – Rod MacDonald
4:30 PM – Mare Wakefield & Nomad
5:00 PM – Passerine
5:45 PM – Announce Raffle Winners
6:00 PM – The Currys
Workshops
​12:00 PM – Open Book: A song is Born – The Story Between the Lines
1:00 PM – Laurie McClain: How to Stay Healthy on the Road and At Home
2:00 PM– Kate Callahan: Vocal Improv
3:00 PM – Hank Woji: To CD or not CD, What Are the Questions?
4:00 PM – Terry Kitchen & Jane Fallon: Breaking 4 Minutes – Editing Your Song
                  for Maximum Effect
Jam Area
12:00 – 2:00 PM – OPEN JAM
2:00 PM – Robert Ross: Jammin’ the Blues
3:00 PM – Professor Fox Band (Steve Jones): Drone Music Jam
4:00 PM – Ellen Bukstel: Sharing Songs of Peace, Politics, & Social Conscience
Uke Jams/Workshops
1:00 PM – Vinnie Del Basso: Basic Folk, Blues, & Rock for Ukulele
2:00 PM – Jason Colannino: Uke Chat
3:00 PM – OPEN UKULELE JAM
​4:00 PM – Vinnie Del Basso: The Art of Song for Uke​

PRESERVATION THEME

  • Enjoy the lovely pristine setting of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, an ecologically/environmentally friendly nature center dedicated to preserving the subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida.
  • We are assisted this year by our co-sponsor, STOP (Sea Turtle Oversight Protection), a wildlife organization dedicated to protecting the natural habitat of sea turtles and thus ensuring the ongoing preservation of this endangered species.
  • The Broward Folk Club’s ongoing goal is to preserve our rich American heritage/ tradition of song and story into the next century.
Working together, we can ensure that Florida’s many riches… both cultural and environmental… will continue for the enjoyment of future generations.

ABOUT THE BROWARD FOLK CLUB

Broward Folk Club is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote folk and acoustic music and to provide a community for people who share a love for it.

ADMISSION

Single Day Tickets at the Gate
• BFC Members: $30
• non-members: $35
Full Weekend Tickets at the Gate
• BFC Members: $50
• non-members: $60
More information available online at: www.southfloridafolkfest.net
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/13/2018 - 01/14/2018
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

Location
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

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