Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

The 14th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival is back this year with a lineup of the best in national, local and regional talent beginning at 7 pm on Friday, May 1 and concluding at 5 pm Sunday, May 3.
Entertainers include Jesse Winchester, one of the finest songwriters of his generation, and the New Hip featuring seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines. Nationally-known storyteller Willy Claflin will perform “Sorry Is As Sorry Does” (a tribute to Gamble) along with his own set of unhinged comedy and musical surprises with his faithful sidekick Maynard Moose. Jack Williams will dazzle audiences with his guitar playing, Tracy Grammer will entertain with her distinctive voice and a mastery over her instruments and Gatorbone’s musical family of friends will bring its amazing spectrum of music back to the Bigtop Stage. Ben Prestage will play also his own brand of Florida Swamp Blues on a unique stereo guitar/bass combo with a drum kit and four foot pedals.
There will be Contra dancing on Friday and Saturday nights after the Bigtop Stage concerts end.
The festival grounds provide plenty of room for camping and the ever-popular Friday free pre-show fish fry returns again for paid attendees. Weekend tickets at $60 each, RV hookups, and primitive camping reservations are on sale now at Donations through the website are gratefully accepted to help keep the Gamble Rogers legacy alive and to pass it along to younger generations.
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