The seventh annual Ferdinand Folk Festival is set for this Saturday September 17th in Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park. The fest is free to attend, and is presented by Best Home Furnishings. Rich Robinson, a founding member of the multi-platinum band the Black Crowes, will headline a lineup of main stage musicians that promises to be one of the most diverse in the Ferdinand Folk Festival’s seven year history. His performance on the Folk Fest’s Next Era Energy Main Stage is sponsored by MasterBrand Cabinets. Joining Robinson are the Buffalo Killers, Jonathan Tyler, The Jefferson Street Parade Band, Harpeth Rising, Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Hayley Payne, and the Ferdinand Folk Festival’s singer-songwriter competition overall winner Bethany Boeglin.
The newly-named Kyana Woodstock Market Stage will feature performances by the Ferdinand Folk Festival’s “18 and Under” singer-songwriter Anna Wrasse, as well as sets by Brother, Son, a band fronted by Ferdinand native Colin Hildenbrand. The Ferdinand Folk Festival has made it a tradition and a part of its mission to promote family and community values, while also providing educational opportunities for the entire family. This year there are several new children’s activities including horse rides and tie dye shirt making, as well as the return of children’s theater. All children’s activities at the Folk Festival are being presented by MasterBrand Cabinets. For all things related to the Ferdinand Folk Festival, please visit the newly launched website at http://ferdinandfolkfestival.com./