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34th Annual Claremont Folk Festival
Saturday May 19th 2018

Claremont Folk Festival

Saturday, May 19th  2018

Sontag Greek Theater, Pomona College
300 E. Bonita
Claremont, CA. 91711

 

Join the Claremont Folk Festival for a full day and evening of fantastic music, workshops, interactive activities, vendors village, food, beverages and more for the entire family.  You will love our new venue, The Sontag Greek Theater and surrounding buildings at Pomona College Campus in Claremont.

 

We are a non-profit organization promoting folk music, art, and culture in the Los Angeles and surrounding area.

Past year's acts have included: Ben Harper, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, David Lindley, David Hidalgo & Louis Perez, Tom Morello, Henry
Rollins, Dave Alvin, Quetzal, Yuval Ron Ensemble, Tom Morello, David Lindley and may more local and regional performers.

WORKSHOPS

CONCERT SCHEDULE

FESTIVAL FAQ

PARKING

PRESENTED BY THE CLAREMONT FOLK MUSIC CENTER MUSEUM

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 
Workshops are included in the price of the ticket. Please bring your festival ticket to the workshop for entry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1

11:00-12:00

 

dA Center Art Activity

 

Yoga: Jennifer Stark

 

 

 

Community Drum Circle: Ray McNamera

 

 

 Guitar-Basic Finger Picking Technique: Joel Harper

 

 

Ukelele-Finger Picking:
Wyman Reese

 

 

Middle Eastern Drumming & Belly Dance: Leo Hernandez

 

Session 2

12:30-1:30

 

dA Center Art Activity

 

Kids Rhythm: Ray McNamara

 

 

African Drumming:

Jah-Amin Mobley

 

 

Flatpicking Guitar:
Kent Besocke

 

 

Harmonica: Kevin Marin 

 

 

 

Beginning Ukulele:

Lilly Aycud

 

 

Location

 

Hunter Courtyard: Art

 

Gray Space: Art 206

 

 

 

Seaver Patio

 

 

 

Seaver Classroom: 100

 

 

 

Small Studio: Seaver 120

 

 

 

Large Studio: Seaver 112

 

 

Session 3

2:00-3:00

 

dA Center Art Activity

 

Storytelling: Angela Lloyd

 

 

 

Bomba Dance: Hector Luis Rivera Ortiz and Bula

 

 

Clawhammer Banjo: Erik Pearson of The Crooked Jades

 

 

Fiddle: Emily Mann of The Crooked Jades

 

 

 

Protest Songs: Ross Altman

 

CONCERT SCHEDULE

The concert will be held at the Sontag Greek Theater, Pomona College 300 E. Bonita Claremont, CA. 91711

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Time

 

8:00 pm

6:30 pm

5:00 pm

3:45pm

2:30 pm

1:00 pm

11:30 pm

10:30 am

 

Playtime

 

90 min

60 min

45 min

45 min

45 min

60 min

45 min

45 min

 

Sontag Greek Theater

 

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Crooked Jades: Bluegrass/Traditional/Folk

Bomba con Buya (Puerto Rican musicans and dance)

Mick Rhodes: Americana/Rock n Roll

Snap Jackson: Bluegrass

Mostly Kosher: Klezmer

Fivaceous: Gospel

Squeakin' Wheels: Folk/Americana

 

Start Time

 

2:30 pm

1:30 pm

12:30 pm

11:30 am

10:30 am

 

Playtime

 

60 min

45 min

45 min

45 min

45 min

 

The Studio Art Theater

 

Tom Freund

 

Ellen Harper: Folk

Harris Harper: Singer Songwriter

Kent Basocke: Traditional

 

FESTIVAL FAQ

Q:

Where can I buy tickets?

A:

Tickets can be purchased with credit card online by clicking the Brown Paper Tickets link on the festival website or Facebook page, or in-person at the Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA, for cash or check.  Tickets will be available at the theater gate on the day of the festival, unless the show is sold out. Alternatively, you can click here.

Q:

Can I bring blankets or lawn chairs?

 

A:

Low lawn chairs will be allowed on the lawn area only.  There may not be space for blankets on the lawn.  Much of the seating is on concrete benches and chairs.  Seat cushions and stadium seats are allowed for the amphitheater.

Q:

Can I bring a cooler or food?

A:

Coolers and personal food items are not permitted, with the exception of refillable water bottles.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 

Q:

Can I bring my dog?

A:

No pets allowed except registered service animals.

Q:

Is parking free?

A:

 Yes.  There is free parking in the nearby Pomona College parking structure, and limited parking on public streets.

Q:

Is there handicapped parking?

A:

There is official, marked handicapped parking on the ground floor of the nearby Pomona College parking structure.

Q:

Is there assigned seating?

A:

No. All seating is first come, first served.

Q:

Is there wheelchair access in the theater?

A:

Yes. There are wheelchair ramps and reserved spots in the theater.

Q:

Is there shade in the theater?

A:

 This is an open air theater, so there will be sun for the first couple hours of the show.  Come prepared with a hat and sunscreen, but no umbrellas will be allowed.

Q:

What if it rains?

A:

This is a rain or shine event.

Q:

How much do tickets cost and are there any discounts?

A:

 Tickets cost $40 each. There are no discounted or VIP tickets available this year.

Q:

Where is the Sontag Greek Theater?

A:

The theater is on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, CA.

Q:

Who is playing?

A:

Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones: Americana

Crooked Jades: Bluegrass/Traditional/Folk

Bula: Bomba (Puerto Rican musican and dance)

Snap Jackson: Bluegrass

Ellen Harper: Folk

Mostly Kosher: Klezmer

Fivaceous: Gospel

Squeakin' Wheels: Folk/Americana

and many, many more. SEE SCHEDULE ABOVE

Q:

Are there any workshops this year?

A:

 Yes.  Your ticket will gain you admission to these workshops.  Look on the website for workshop titles and up-to-date details.

Q:

Will there be children's activities this year?

A:

Yes.  Your ticket will gain you admission to the kids' activities.  Look on the website for more info.

PARKING

 

FOLK MUSIC CENTER & MUSEUM

220 Yale Avenue

Claremont CA 91711

(909) 624-2928

 

GET DIRECTIONS

HOURS

Mondays : Closed

Tue-Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Sundays: 12 pm – 4pm