34th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival @ Goshen Fairgrounds

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Monday, July 18, 2022

The 34th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will make its annual flight once again, a full 3 days this year, pandemic precautions still in place & both in-person and livestream options on Fri/Sat/Sun July 29, 30 & 31 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen CT.

Marking a week earlier calendar spot and customary Brigadoon-like appearance, the fest resumes its 3-day format with early camping opening on Weds July 28, no dance tent coming back just yet but still brimming with love, talent, community spirit, and of course, still accessible and ASL-interpreted.

Fest organizers announced the hybrid fest plans in April with a COME BACK TO US message calling this year’s event, RETURN TO FALCON RIDGE complete with on-site camping, a pre-fest Thursday Night Music Stage, and the return of the Friday afternoon Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase.

The joyous return will feature 24 performers on 3 stages, wonderful food & crafts as always, Activities 4 Kids, and a brand-new community sing program. Though current pandemic precautions as well as the fest organizer's proceed-with-an-abundance-of-caution attitude will place some limits on what is offered it will not dampen the community vibe always shared at Falcon Ridge.

Fest stalwarts, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Dan Navarro, Dar Williams & Mary Gauthier are all on board the hybrid fest train along with folk icon & founder of the Greenwich Village Folk Festival Rod MacDonald. Singer/Songwriter, Crys Matthews whose song CHANGEMAKERS garnered SONG OF THE YEAR honors in 2021 from FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL along with indigenous Canadian blueswoman Crystal Shawanda, recipient of the 2021 JUNO award for Blues Album of the Year are on board as is the 2015 winner of THE VOICE, Sawyer Fredericks, the youngest male winner of the competition now hoeing his musical row and bluegrass/banjo pioneer Tony Trischka plus many others.  Music begins daily at 10 AM and ends by 10 PM.

For those who cannot attend in person, a livestream will be available. More info on this can be found at FalconRidgeFolk.com or by calling 860 364-0366.