Friday, July 25, 2008

This weekend is the Lowell Folk Festival

A festival that I will not be going to.

The largest free folk festival in the nation is happening once again this summer, from July 27-29, 2007 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Lowell Folk Festival® has brought an international array of folk music, ethnic foods, craftspeople and artisans to New England every summer for more than 20 years.

“It’s a terrific event,” says Bernie Lynch, Lowell City Manager. “Fans of every kind of music flock to the

Festival. We have visitors who come again and again. Since the Festival lasts three days, they want to see as much of it as they can.” The Folk Festival has also been rated one of the “Top 100 Events in the U.S.” by the American Bus Association, a major tourism organization.

While holding fast to its American folk roots, the Festival also showcases the folk music traditions of other cultures. “We’re keeping the beat,” says Michael Creasey, Superintendent of Lowell National Historical Park. “You can tap your toes to Cajun swing, Latin timba, Irish fiddle, the blues, and more. You can even dance through the streets with a Brazilian Band.”

City of Lowell
I know someone will call me at any minute asking if I am going to go to this stupid thing. And the answer is always the same. No. Not until they move it from Lowell.

I think these guys hang out at the Old Court.

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