34 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will fly its annual flight again, 3 full days this year, pandemic precautions are still in place and in-person and live options on Fri/Sat/Sun July 29, 30 and 31 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen CT .
Marking a week earlier than the calendar and the usual appearance of Brigadoon, the festival resumes its 3-day format with an early opening of the campsite on Wednesday July 28, no dance tents returning yet but still overflowing with love , talent, community spirit and course, always accessible and interpreted in ASL.
Festival organizers announced plans for the hybrid festival in April with a COME BACK TO US message calling this year’s event, RETURN TO FALCON RIDGE complete with on-site camping, a Thursday night pre-fest music stage and the return Friday afternoon Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase.
The Joyful Return will feature 24 performers on 3 stages, wonderful food and crafts as always, activities for kids and a brand new community singing program. While current pandemic precautions as well as the festival organizer’s attitude of caution will place some limits on what is offered, this will not dampen the ever shared community vibe at Falcon Ridge.
Festival stalwarts, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Dan Navarro, Dar Williams & Mary Gauthier are all aboard the hybrid festival train along with folk icon and Greenwich Village Folk Festival founder Rod MacDonald. Singer-songwriter Crys Matthews, whose song CHANGEMAKERS won 2021 SONG OF THE YEAR honors from FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, as well as Canadian Indigenous blueswoman Crystal Shawanda, 2021 JUNO Award winner for the album blues of the year, are on board, as are 2015 winner of THE VOICE, Sawyer Fredericks, the competition’s youngest male winner maintaining his musical line and bluegrass/banjo pioneer Tony Trischka and many others. Music starts daily at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m.
For those unable to attend in person, a livestream will be available. More information about this can be found at FalconRidgeFolk.com or by calling 860 364-0366.