May 30 2017 12:28 PM

Artists announced for 2017 Great Lakes Folk Festival

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

Aug. 11-13

Downtown East Lansing

(517) 432-4533, greatlakesfolkfest.net


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