Folk and soul to come together

June 28, 2013 by  

Tomorrow’s Woodlands Folk Festival is a chance for local people to go out, enjoy, and participate in the live music scene.

This year’s theme is ‘Woodlands Finds its Soul’ and this is its 4th annual event. No doubt poster printing and flyer printing have been among the methods used to promote this up-and-coming music festival to people in the Woodlands area.

This festival has become known as “the small festival with the big vibe” and this year is no different with the headliner being Joe Crookston, who was recognized by the 2008 International Folk Alliance as recording the best album of the year.

Besides Crookston, this festival features a number of other performers and chances for the audience to participate in the Beatles Campfire, where guests can sing along to all their favorite Fab Four tunes. There will be a traditional campfire, with the audience invited to sing everything from Woody Guthrie to Joni Mitchell numbers, and an Open Song Competition where guests can compete to outshine all their competitors with their favorite original or cover song. Live performances will take place throughout the day and the schedule is online. Food is supplied by Alice’s Restaurant.

Ticket prices are $12 per adult in advance and $15 at the gate, $10 for seniors and students, $5 for children aged 4 to 18, and children under four get in free. Those who bring a canned food item receive a voucher for a free pop. It takes place throughout tomorrow at the East Setaquket on Nicolis Road, just down the road from Smithtown.