2nd Annual Winter Roots Folk Festival February 15th 10:30am – 8:00pm
January 31, 2020
In celebration of our community’s love of music and winter, the second annual Winter Roots Folk Festival will be held in Marquette on Saturday, February 15. The Festival, a collaboration between local arts and culture non-profit organizations, is a day-long event featuring a host of music and dance performances and workshops held at five community venues: The Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Peter White Public Library, The Hiawatha Fold, NMU Forest Roberts Theatre, and the Ore Dock Brewing Company.
The Festival will kick off at 10:30am at the Marquette Arts & Culture Center and continue through the day, concussing with a performance by Ypsilanti-Based bluegrass and Americana powerhouse Black Jake and the Carnies at the Ore Dock Brewing Company from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
A $10 Winter Roots Festival button is good for entry to ALL venues and events all day. Buttons can be purchased at the door or in advance at The Hiawatha Fold (1015 N. Third Street) Peter White Public Library (217 N. Front Street) or at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center (Gries Hall at NMU). Admission is free for youth ages 12 and under.
The Winter Roots Folk Festival is sponsored by the following organizations:
Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU
Hiawatha Music Co-op
Peter White Public Library
Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of PWPL
Friends of Peter White Public LIbrary
Marquette Area Blues Society
Ore Dock Brewing Company
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Marquette Arts & Culture Center (217 N. Front St.)
10:30am – 12:00pm Musical Petting Zoo with Yooptone Music
10:30am – 12:00pm Community Guitar Art Project with Gene Bertram
Peter White Public Library ( 217 N. Front Street)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Traditional Folk Dance with All Strings Considered
Hiawatha Fold (1013 N. Third St.)
1:00pm – 2:00pm Singer/Songwriter Workshop with Sue Demel
2:00pm – 3:00pm Ukulele Workshop with Jeff Krebs
3:00pm – 4:00pm Patriots & Protest Songs – Presentation and Sing-Along withJim Hall & Cindy Morgan
4:00pm – 5:00pm Family Harmonica Workshop with Jason McInnes
NMU Forest Roberts Theatre
4:00pm – 6:00pm Marquette Folk Showcase featuring Waawiyeyaa, Michael Waite, Kerry Yost, Jerry Mills, Niikah Hatfield, Alexa Alagon, John Gillette & Sarah Mittlefehldt, & more
Ore Dock Brewing Company (114 W. Spring St.)
Final event of the day!
7:00pm – 9:00pm Black Jake and the Carnies
Michael Waite Kerry Yost John Gillette & Sarah Mittelfehldt
Niikah Hatfield Alexa Alagon Jerry Mills