June 29, 2013
Woodlands Finds Its Soul!
Featuring Joe Crookston and CB Jacobs and the Soul Fire Revival
Now in its 4th year, Woodlands Folk Festival has become "the small festival with a big vibe." Highlights of this year’s family-friendly festival include 2008 International Folk Festival Album of the Year winner Joe Crookston, an Open Mic Competition that welcomes singer-songwriters from all over Long Island, and a unique musical event: CB Jacobs and the Soul Fire Revival.
Other performers include The Amigos Band, recently selected by the State Department to be cultural ambassadors for the 2013-14 American Music Abroad program, and the fabulous duo Annie Mark and Chris James. The music and fun will begin at 11:30 a.m. and ends with the Soul Fire Revival, featuring festival performers and an all star list of local musicians -- including Jon Preddice of Miles to Dayton, Johnny Cuomo, Greg Galluccio, Dr. Dan, Tom Ryan, and other members of the New York Roots Music Association (NYRMA) -- performing music that will stir the soul and have people singing and dancing right up to the end of the day at 7:00 p.m.
Festival organizer Claudia Jacobs explains, “Our goal with the Soul Fire Revival – and with the festival as a whole – is to rock your soul, shake your body, and warm your heart!”
Opportunities for All Guests to Join in the Music!
Woodlands 2013 is full of opportunities for you to join in the music. You're always encouraged to sing along, of course, but this year we've added:
Beatles Campfire - Sing your favorite Beatles songs led by musicians on the Universal stage.
Traditional Campfire - Traditional Folk Songs ... from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell and more.
Open Song Competition - Outshine them all onstage with your favorite original or cover song. Click here for more info.
Open Mic- Share the music in your heart with an attentive and supportive audience. Click here for more info.
The Woodlands Folk Festival has quickly become a favorite of Long Island fans with great music, good food, and activities for all ages.
We’ll also feature the fabulous food of Alice's Restaurant, thanks to our head cook, Alice. And outstanding beer from Woodlands 2013 sponsor John Harvard’s.