TUESDAY, May 30 — The Great Lakes Folk Festival released its 2017 music and dance lineup earlier today. Acts performing at the East Lansing festival range from Lansing’s own Heartland Klezmorim to Connla, a Celtic group from Northern Ireland.
This year’s festival, which runs August 11 through 13, also includes the Michigan Heritage Awards and the first-ever Queer Traditions Summit, which will “explore queer folklife: the everyday culture, aesthetic expressions, and traditional arts of LGBTQIA+ people in Michigan, nationally, and internationally.”
Music and dance lineup:
Anna & Elizabeth | Old-Time Ballads | Cedar Springs, Va.
Bandolero Durán | Voices and Colors of Latin America | Detroit
Bryan Bowers | Autoharp | Sedro-Woolley, Wash.
Chris Jones & The Night Drivers | Bluegrass | Nashville, Tenn.
CommonWealth Dance Collective |Percussive Dance Ensemble | Michigan
Connla | Irish Celtic | Armagh, Derry, Northern Ireland
Duane Malinowski | Slovenian/German/Czech Polka | Toledo, Ohio
El Guero Estrada | Tejano | Toledo, Ohio
Guy Davis | Blues | New York, N.Y.
Heartland Klezmorim | Klezmer | East Lansing
Joni Harms | Traditional Country Singer | Canby, Ore.
Sam Gleaves | Appalachian Banjo | Berea, Ky.
T’Monde | Cajun | Lafayette, La.
Great Lakes Folk Festival
Downtown East Lansing
(517) 432-4533, greatlakesfolkfest.net