Make sure that you don’t miss seeing at least one of the “showcases” that happen at the American Folk Festival. Each year, these Showcases are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Festival artists to explore their musical traditions with others that share a musical link with them. For example, at a typical Bluegrass festival, the artists all represent one style of music. The AFF, however, brings together a diversity of artists from around the country and across the globe, allowing performers to see genres of music that might not be typically part of their performance venue.
The Showcases, however, take this concept even further, gathering artists who share an instrument or a tradition together on one stage to talk about, perform, and collaborate on their music.
Make sure to check out at least one of these showcases during this year’s Festival. You’ll enjoy a unique performance that’s available nowhere else but at the AFF!
Power Players– Saturday Aug. 26 – 12:00 – 1:15PM – Penobscot Stage
Songs of Justice, Songs of Spirit– Saturday Aug. 26 – 4:05 – 5:15PM – Penobscot Stage
Fiddle Traditions– Sunday Aug. 27 – 12:00 – 1:00PM – Penobscot Stage
French Connections- Sunday Aug. 27 – 1:30 – 2:30PM – Two Rivers Stage