Music & Theater

Appalachian Music & Theater

See our incredible line up of entertainment for last year’s Folk Festival!

Stay tuned for 2014

Thursday, 9/5/13, Indiana Theater

7:00pm – Folk, bluegrass & old-time music by Gordon Glen

7:30pm – “Precious Memories” A New One Woman Musical Play About the Life of Sara Ogan Gunning. Performed by Sue Massek.   Part memory play, part eulogy, part concert, this one-woman show written by legendary folk singer and community organizer Si Kahn traces the life of Sarah Ogan Gunning, and unsung hero of American folk/labor music history. The play finds Sarah alone in her Detroit basement apartment on the evening after her sister Aunt Molly Jackson’s funeral, as she attempts to set the record straight and say goodbye. Although Sara Ogan Gunning is a name almost unknown to us today, her powerful songs about the coal mining region of Eastern Kentucky in the 1030s were an influence on Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and other famous folk singers of her day. Open discussion and social time after the performance. Suggested donation, $5.00

Friday, 9/6/13, Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street

6pm – Cornsilk

Friday, 9/6/13, Outdoor Stage at 6th and Philadelphia

Saturday, 9/7/13 Outdoor Stage at 6th and Philadelphia