~ The Best of Florida Music, Arts & Culture ~
WHITE SPRINGS –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invite you to the 62nd Annual Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2014 on the banks of the historic Suwannee River. The Festival has once again been named a “Top 20 Event” in the Southeast! With the best of Florida’s music, arts and culture there is something for everyone. You’re sure to hear plenty of wonderful music, enjoy tasty food, join a jam session, take a workshop, do a little shopping and pay tribute to Florida’s land, people and diverse cultural heritage! In addition to a full schedule of performances, you’ll find plenty to amuse and educate.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23rd, on the banks of the Suwannee River. We have a great line up again this year! A few of our feature performers include JJ Grey & Mofro, Ben Prestage, Albert Castiglia, Gypsy Star, Mark Johnson and Emory Lester, Billy Dean, Jim Stafford plus hundreds more folk music legends from throughout the Sunshine State.
Folk artists and tradition-bearers presented each year in the Folklife Area reflect research and field documentation conducted by the Florida Department of State’s Folklife Program. The 2014 Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of the upper St. Johns River area!
Since 1953, folk artists have come together for this event. One of the oldest state folk festivals in America will continue a grand tradition of celebrating Florida’s land, food, people and diverse cultural heritage. With more than 300 performances by Florida’s greatest folk and roots artists, including national recording artists, songwriters and musicians of swing, folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean and zydeco music, it is truly an event not to be missed.
Advance tickets for the Florida Folk Festival are $25.00 per day or $50.00 for the weekend for adults and $30.00 per day or $60.00 for the weekend at the gate. Children under six years of age are admitted free of charge. Ticket prices for children between the ages of six and 16 for the entire weekend $5.00. Please call Elevate Ticketing at 877-569-7767 or visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com for tickets! Tickets powered by Elevate Ticketing.
The Florida Folk Festival is a rain or shine event! Gates open daily at 8 a.m. so come early to be sure you don’t miss any of the fun! Camping is not offered during the festival but do not worry there are plenty of places to camp in the area, including Suwannee River State Park, Oleno State Park, Ocean Pond and Spirit of the Suwannee to name a few. For a comprehensive list of local public and private campgrounds (27), cabins and motels (53) in Suwanee County, nearby Columbia County (Lake City) and Hamilton County (White Springs and Jasper), visit SuwanneeValley.org
Pets are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival. Personal golf carts are not allowed at the Florida Folk Festival.
Gates open daily at 8:00 a.m.
Friday - Sunday, May 23 - 25, 2014
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/Highway 41
White Springs, Florida 32096