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Huntington Folk Festival Set for Saturday, Aug. 7, at Heckscher Park Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert Headline; Song Swaps, Showcases & Open Mic also Featured

Susan Werner & Vance Gilbert --photo by Jake Jacobsen

Singer-songwriters Susan Werner and Vance Gilbert co-headline the fifth annual Huntington Folk Festival on Saturday, August 7.  The free event extends from 1 p.m. into the late evening at Heckscher Park, Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington.

Co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington (www.fmshny.org) and the Huntington Arts Council (www.huntingtonarts.org), the Huntington Folk Festival is part of the 45th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival presented by the Town of Huntington, produced by the Arts Council, and sponsored in part by the New York State Council for the Arts and the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.

“We’re delighted to join with the Huntington Arts Council in presenting what promises to be a wonderful afternoon and evening of music,” said Michael Kornfeld, president of the Folk Music Society of Huntington. “Both Susan Werner and Vance Gilbert are consummate entertainers whose music and wit have made them favorites on the festival circuit, while some very talented independent recording artists from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom will perform during the day.”

Spuyten Duyvil photo by Jake Jacobsen

Prior to the 8:30 p.m. concert by Werner and Gilbert on the Chapin Rainbow Stage, unplugged showcases and song swaps  will take place from 1-6:30 p.m. under or near canopy tents hosted by Kornfeld’s online publication AcousticMusicScene.com and Richard Cuccaro’s monthly listings guide Acoustic Live! in NYC & Beyond. The Green Palate Open Mic also will have a presence — with both featured artists and others who sign-up to perform at the park.

The AcousticMusicScene.com and Acoustic Live! showcase schedules follow:

AcousticMusicScene.com

1-1:30 p.m.- East End Folk

Robert Bruey, Shannon & Natalie

1:30-2 p.m Acoustic Old-Time Fingerstyle Blues Jam,

Joe Iadanza, Angelo M, Spuyten Duyvil

2-3 p.m. Island Songwriters Showcase:

Dave Anthony, Susan Cohen, Tim Dillon, Sonny Meadows, Walt Sargent, Hank Stone

3-4 p.m. Folk You Should Know,

Joe Iadanza, Josh Joffen, Denise Romas, Gretchen Witt

4-5 p.m. Outer Boroughs Folk:

Mark Allen Berube, Adam Levy, Rebecca Pronsky, Carolann Solebello, Allison Tartalia

5-6 p.m. Tribes Hill

Hudson Valley Sampler: Andrew V. Craig, David Goldman, Susan Kane, Spuyten Duyvil, The YaYas

6-6:30 p.m. Folk from Across the Pond:

Anthony John Clarke (on tour from the UK )

Anthony John Clarke

Acoustic Live! In NYC & Beyond

1 p.m. Marci Geller

1:20 p.m.  Cathy Kreger

1:40 p.m. Stuart Markus

2 p.m.       Anthony John Clarke

2:20 p.m.  Susan Kane

2:40 p.m.  Annie Dinerman

3 p.m.       Mark Allen Berube

3:20 p.m. Carolann Solebello

3:40 p.m.  Spuyten Duyvil

4 p.m. The YaYas

4:20 p.m. Angelo M

4:40 p.m.  David Goldman

5 p.m.       Joe Iadanza

5:20 p.m.   Robin Greenstein

5:40 p.m.   Greg Klyma

6 p.m. My Dad’s Truck

The YaYas

Festival goers are advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets and to consider bringing a picnic supper or venturing into nearby Huntington Village for dinner.

Angelo M

For more information on the Huntington Folk Festival, visit www.fmshny.org and click on the festival link.

Joe Iadanza

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