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Calendar Pick: North Georgia Folk Festival and Tribute to Art Rosenbaum

After a two-year hiatus, the North Georgia Folk Festival is back. The 37-year-long festival has hosted some of the best folk talent the town has to offer, and this year’s line-up is slated to be one of the bet yet, featuring Cicada Rhythm, Bichos Vivos, The Athens Mountain Singers, MrJordanMrTonks, Fester Hagood and Tin Cup Prophette, just to name a few. Of course, much has changed in two years. At 4 p.m., the time he was originally meant to play, there will be a tribute to the late Art Rosenbaum, a legendary artist, musician, folklorist and co-founder of the festival. Despite the loss, the festival is determined to continue Art’s legacy. This year’s festival will also feature food from Skye Burger, Rashe’s Cuisine, Biggum’s Bar-B-Que, Aunt Jack’s P-Nut Shack, La Michoacana Es Natural and Jittery Joe’s. There will also be demonstrations on basket weaving, corn shuck dolls, broom making and weaving, plus regional potters and other artists with herbal soaps, jewelry, folk art and more.

WHO: North Georgia Folk Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24, 12–8 p.m.
WHERE: Sandy Creek Park
HOW MUCH: $15 (adults), $8 (students), FREE (under 12). $2 park entry.

12 p.m. – Rebecca Sunshine Band
1 p.m. – Ain’t Sisters & Danielle Howle
2 p.m. – Bichos Vivos
3 p.m. – Athens Mountain Singers
3:30 p.m. – Hog-eyed Man
4 p.m. – TRIBUTE TO ART ROSENBAUM: Tommy Jordan, Joel Cordle, Neil Rosenbaum, Noah Saunders, Hawkproof Rooster (w/ Margo Rosenbaum), Sea Shantey Singers, Ben Reynolds, Jeffrey Whittle, Joe Peragine, Skillet Lickers, Hog-eyed Man
5 p.m. – Veronika Jackson
6 p.m. – The Lucky Jones
7 p.m. – MrJordanMrTonks
8 p.m. – Cicada Rhythm

1 p.m. – Tin Cup Prophette
2 p.m. –  Marion Montgomery & Glyn Denham
3 p.m. – Fester Hagood