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We try to have the most complete listing of folk and acoustic events possible, but we cannot let people know about events we don't know about ourselves!! So, if you have an event that you'd like visitors to this site to know about, please TELL US!!!
- Willson & McKee are back in Fargo on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm at the NDSU Memorial Union Gallery. These regional favorites from Montana will bring their blend of original songs and tunes on guitar, banjo, and hammered and lap dulcimers.
- John Peterson will be sharing some of his Appalachian "Jack" stories and music on Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm at the Fargo Public Library, 4th Street & 1st Avenue North. After you've heard him, you'll be able to say you DO know Jack!
- Do you play lap dulcimer? Do you want to learn how? Come to the Dulcimer Club meeting on Monday, April 9 at 7 pm at Planet Java Coffeehouse, 1101 19th Avenue North in Fargo. For more info call Shannon at 235-4543.
- The next jam session at Barnes and Noble in Fargo will be Saturday, April 14, beginning at 2 pm and finishing when they finish. (they DO stay open 'til 11 pm...) The last one was well-attended and well-received. Come listen, or play, or sing, or all three!
- A Center For the Arts in Fergus Falls hosts a big music and dance weekend with Pig's Eye Landing on Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21. It goes like this: Fri., April 20 concert, 8 pm at Center for the Arts. Tickets in Advance:$8, $4 (kids), $25 (family); at door: $10, $5, and $30 respectively. Sat. April 21 workshops: 9:30 - 11 am CLOGGING @ Center 4 Arts, Songwriting @ Prairie wetlands Learning Center (in FF) 2:30 - 4 pm, Fiddling @ C4A, Guitar @ Prairie Wetlands Learning Center. Cost per workshop - $3 in advance, $5 that day. DANCE (this is that for which they are nationally known, folks) at VFW on Washington, in FF...~8 - 11. $3 in advance, $4 at door. Call 218-736-5453 for tix and more info.
- On Sunday, April 22 the F-M International Folk Dance Association will offer a performance and kids' folk dance led by artistic director Maureen MacDonald Hins at 2 pm in the community room of the Fargo Public Library, 4th Street & 1st Avenue North. If you've always wanted to know what folk dance is all about, come have fun!
- Sunday May 6 and every first Sunday of the month is the all-comers acoustic Mall Jam from 1 to 5 pm at the Westridge Mall in Fergus Falls, just north of the exit 54 interchange of I-94. They meet on the north end of the mall. Bring your ax and/or a couple of songs or tunes, or come to listen but don't be surprised if you end up playing! All levels welcome.
- A great start to the folk festival season is the Back Forty Folk Festival, held this year on Sunday, June 3 in Morden Bowl Park, Morden, MB, north of Walhalla, ND. A couple of Canadian and US headliners are supported by a lot of excellent local and regional talent in an intimate, user-friendly festival. Kids' activities, food, and crafts. Check this one out!
- If you play fiddle or guitar you should be getting ready for summer, too, specifically the International Old-Time Fiddlers' Contest and Workshops at the International Peace Garden on June 7-9, 2001. Workshops at ALL levels are Thursday and Friday, with the contest (at ALL levels, so don't be shy) on Friday and Saturday. The Peace Garden is an immense flower garden in the European castle tradition that straddles the U.S./Canada border. It is located in the beautiful, bucolic Turtle Mountains of north Central North Dakota and southern Manitoba. For more info about the event write the International Old-Time Fiddlers Contest, 1725 11th St SW, Minot, ND 58701 or phone 701-838-8472.
- The North Central Region Folk Fest is planning the event for June 23, 2001 from 10:30 am to 9 pm. Musicians booked so far are Chuck Suchy and Ostroushko & Magraw. Not to mention the beautiful gardens on the grounds of Summer's Memories Farm near Sabin, MN. Call 218-789-7581 for more info.
- If you like to play on the front porch in the summer, there is no better collection of front porches than Bonanzaville in West Fargo! They are looking for pickers and players to populate the front porches of the historic buildngs on the grounds with music to evoke a bygone era, or possibly show that the era isn't as bygone as folks say! On select summer 2001 weekends to be determined. Call Ann at (218) 236-1470 if you're interested.
For more info contact E. Knickman
Last updated April 10, 2001