Friday, April 23, 2010

Folk festival gears up for big shows

Lineup for August event includes local and out-of-state talent

Express Staff Writer

The Northern Rockies Folk Festival will feature Austin, Texas, recording artist Kelly Willis as the headliner on Saturday, Aug. 7. Photo by

The 33rd annual Northern Rockies Folk Festival has announced a lineup of music for this summer that includes some of the best valley talent and rising national stars. The festival will take place Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 7, at Hop Porter Park in Hailey.

The lineup for Friday evening from 5-10 p.m. will include Quailfish, Michael White, Olin and The Moon and Lisa Haley and the Zydekats.

On Saturday, the festival continues from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature Scott Fairfax and Friends, Joe Paisley, Gypsy River Haunts, FourStroke Bus, No Cheap Horses, Joshua Tree featuring Johnny Shoes, Leslie and The Badgers and Kelly Willis. In between acts on Saturday, several Wood River Valley musicians will play, including Piers Lamb and Tom Archie.

There will be several nonprofit vendors selling food during the festival. Attendees may also bring picnics into the park, but no dogs or bikes will be allowed. This festival is an all-volunteer effort, from the staff to security.

The festival tickets are wristbands. For Friday's show only, a wristband is $12 and for Saturday's show only a wristband is $18. A wristband for both days is $25. Wristbands are sold in advance only and are available at Chapter One Bookstore and the Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber & Visitor's Bureau in Ketchum, Notes Music in Hailey and online at

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