Humboldt Folklife Festival

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  • Presented By: Humboldt Folklife Society
  • Location: Dell 'Arte, Carlo Theatre
  • Address: 131 H St
  • Blue Lake, CA
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It’s almost summertime, and that means it’s time for the Humboldt Folklife Society to show off all the amazingly talented musicians who make music here. It might sound cliché, but truly we are blessed by a disproportionate number of excellent musicians in our own backyard.

This year, we will be presenting once again the Humboldt Folklife Festival on July 25-29th 2023 (including a Barn Dance). Tickets go on sale Saturday July 1st at 12p. Go to Brown Paper Tickets

And we’re doing some new things. On July 23rd from 1-5p at Dell’Arte, we will be hosting THE FOLK SCHOOL, a full day of free music workshops to encourage even more people to make playing music a regular part of their lives. We plan to have classes on bluegrass guitar, banjo, ukulele, percussion and more!

Here is the rest of the lineup:

Tuesday July 25 - Songwriter Night 7:30p-9:30pm                                         
Matthew Wallace, Steve Irwin, Bruce Taylor, Zera Starchild, Claire Bent

Wednesday July 26 - Under the Stars 6p-9pm
Ponies of Harmony, Sequoia Rose, Huckleberry Flint

Thursday July 27 - Bluegrass and Beyond 6p-9pm
Rise & Bloom, Fickle Hill, Horse Mountain

Friday July 28 - Barn Dance (Arcata Vet’s Hall) 7p-10p
Cidermill with caller Lyndsey Battle

Saturday July 29 - All Day Free Festival 11a-8p
Street Stage:
10:45 a.m. Eric Leong
11:45 a.m. TBA
12:45 p.m. Kray van Kirk
1:45 p.m. Sari Baker
2:45 p.m. Julio Perdido
3:45 p.m. Blueberry Hill Boogie Band
4:45 p.m. Vanishing Pints

Amphitheater Stage:
11 a.m. Humboldt Taiko
12 p.m. The Oyster Baes
1 p.m. A Drop of the Pure
2 p.m. Grupo Mar Pacifico
3 p.m. Compost Mountain Boys
4 p.m. Canary and the Vamp
5 p.m.Country Pretenders
6 p.m. Oh Mercy
7 p.m. Cadillac Ranch

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