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Winter Folk Festival Schedule of Events

Thu Jan 15th, 2015 - Sun Jan 18th, 2015

Thu Jan 15th, 2015

  • Thu, Jan 15th 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    We are pleased to welcome back Mike and Carleen  McCornack as our 2015 Kids Koncerts performers.  They will play to ana audience of over 900 school children in two concerts held at the Florence Events Center.  These concerts are NOT open to public.

Fri Jan 16th, 2015

  • Fri, Jan 16th 8:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Glenada Room, Pier Point Inn

    This will be an acoustic jam session at the Best Western Pier Point Inn.  All are invited to join in.  Please No Percussion instruments.

Sat Jan 17th, 2015

  • Sat, Jan 17th 10:30am
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    A Sonoma County, California resident, Larry Potts has won considerable acclaim by winning and placing in numerous songwriting competitions, and as a seasoned performer has delighted audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area with his easy, relaxed delivery and award-winning songs.

    His songs have attracted the attention of music publishers and A&R reps from Nashville and Los Angeles who have picked up a number of his tunes, which range in genre from Contemporary Folk, Americana and Country to Blues, Pop, and Jazz.

    With great attention to lyrical detail and an emphasis on storytelling, Larry's songs have been arranged and produced on several albums.  Every tune is carefully crafted, highly listenable, and listener-friendly.

  • Sat, Jan 17th 12:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    Daniel Rhiger and Rahmana Wiest write and perform songs in that magical place where heaven meets earth, the blend of ethereal and rhythmic, of eternal and temporal - where the Sky meets the Road. Sky in the Road combines bluegrass, pop, singer-songwriter folk, chant, world music touches and simmering passion in all their music.  They are utterly engaging and perform unusual, exquisite and contagious songs.

  • Sat, Jan 17th 1:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    This is your chance to sample the award winning pies from our Pie-Baking Contest.  This is an eagerly awaited event, so get there early to get your choice of pie by the slice or a whole pie!

    NOTE: Contest winners announced at 1 p.m.; pie sale begins at 1:30 p.m.

     

  • Sat, Jan 17th 2:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    After performing for over 900 kids for our Kids Koncerts on Thursday, we are pleased to welcome back as the 2014 People’s Choice award winners - singer-songwriters Mike & Carleen McCornack, from Eugene. They have been delighting audiences for over thirty years with an engaging musical style that blends clear, expressive, harmonious vocals with sparkling acoustic instrumental accompaniments.  The McCornacks tour and perform throughout the Pacific Northwest, and to date have released six recordings.   

  • Sat, Jan 17th 4:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    From  Eugene, for more than 20 years the Sugar Beets have been bringing people to their feet with their blend of traditional music and contemporary original songwriting. Moving effortlessly from bluegrass, or Celtic and old-time fiddle music, to Motown, country, swing and pop, the sound is fresh and inspiring. The Sugar Beets are an eight piece ensemble featuring moving female lead and harmony vocals, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, stand up bass, piano, and drums and are captivating to any age group.   You do NOT want to miss this group!

  • Sat, Jan 17th 7:30pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Florence Events Center

    Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the most tender bonds of family, friends, and community.  He has performed thousands of concerts around the world in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Canada. That these fans still enjoy his work is a testament to the quality of his recent work, and to the enduring power of modern standards like The Last Thing On My Mind, Ramblin’ Boy, Bottle Of Wine, Whose Garden Was This?, Goin’ To The Zoo and The Marvelous Toy.  Paxton’s songbooks, critically acclaimed children’s books, award-winning children’s recordings, and a catalog of hundreds of songs, recorded by artists running the gamut from Willie Nelson to Placido Domingo, all serve to document Tom Paxton’s 40-plus year career.  Tom received a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the 51st Annual GRAMMY®  Awards.  We are pleased to welcome Tom back to the festival. 

  • Sat, Jan 17th 10:00pm
    Florence Oregon Winter Folk Festival
    Glenada Room - Pier Point Inn

    There will be an acoustic jam session at the Best Western Pier Point Inn immediately following the Tom Paxton concert.   All are invited, but please NO percussion.