Poway Folk Festival honoring the late Sam Hinton


The Sam Hinton Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Poway Park.

The folk festival honors the life and contributions of Hinton, folk music legend and longtime San Diego resident who died at age 92 in 2009. It will feature storytellers and musical jams, as well only shaded seating, organizers said.

Free entry. The event is presented by the nonprofit San Diego Folk Heritage, www.sdfolkheritage.org.

The Poway Farmers Market will run until 2 p.m.

Here is the program :

10 a.m. Special mystery guest

11 a.m. Trails and Rails. Walt, Paula and Mike will play and sing their collection of classic American folk tunes.

Noon. Plow, San Diego’s premier bluegrass band will perform.

1 p.m. Watson, Beldock and Beach. Paul Beach’s bass accompanies David Beldock’s fluid guitar and Peggy Watson’s vocals. They wrote and recorded during the pandemic. Come listen to their new songs.

2 p.m. Zzymzzy. This gypsy jazz ensemble will make you want to dance.

3 p.m. Greg Gross and friends. Gross has long been involved with many musical institutions in San Diego, including San Diego Folk Heritage. He moved out last winter, but is back for a brief appearance at the Sam Hinton Folk Festival.

The park is at 14134 Midland Road.

For more information, contact Dick Jay, [email protected], 858-414-6796, or JT Moring, [email protected], 760-443-1790.

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