- November 06, 2007
- Ann VerWiebe
On Nov. 11, Kent Stage offers up a bluegrass package that includes Tim O'Brien AND Mountain Heart. It's the best of both worlds! Mountain Heart's high-energy bluegrass coupled with everything that Tim O'Brien sings (I'm so glad he won the Grammy!).
The second week features Honky Tonk Night with Joey Allcorn and Wayne "the Train" Hancock on Nov. 14 and Jam Band Night (we love theme nights!) with Blue Sky Mission Club and People of Earth on Nov. 15 (both at the Kent Stage). November 16 is Folk Alley 'Round Town with free concerts throughout the city of Kent all day. This year, we've added venues, so we're up to 30 (everyone likes 'Round Town - which BTW is abbreviate FART). You can see the entire list of acts at KentStateFolkFestival.org. If you have a couple of bucks, you can see Steppin' In It at the Kent Stage that night at 9 p.m.
The 41st KSFF concludes on Nov. 17 with free workshops from noon to 5 p.m. in the Kent State University Student Center, followed by the talent contest at 5 p.m. in the KIVA and the mainstage show in the KSU Ballroom featuring David Bromberg & the Angel Band (he has revived his once thriving career after a hiatus spent dealing in rare violins) and the never predictable Dr. John. Tickets for everything (tout le monde) are on sale now. Look for me live blogging and hawking T-shirts about the town.