As you might’ve guessed from last year, we here at Blog love Folk Fest. Just when you thought Brown was all done with concerts, the Brown University Folk Festival is back this weekend for **two** days of guitar-strumming and new music to add to your Spotify playlists.
The schedule of events is a bit different from last year, with Friday night taking on a more exclusive party feel in Pembroke Field House for the small price of $2. (Tickets for Friday night can be bought here.) The night boasts bigger names, including New York City’s Tall Tall Trees, and the winners of the student band competition that took place this winter–RISD’s one-man act Kale and Brown’s harmonizing ladies Big Jim and the Sisterwives. Other acts for Friday include The Mighty Good Boys and the more classically folky four-piece The Four Legged Faithful.
Saturday will remain free and open to the public throughout the afternoon, similar to previous years, on the beautiful Ruth Simmons Quad. This lineup includes solo acts Sage Snider, a Brown graduate student, and country-inspired Monica Rizzio, as well as duo The Second Hands, Laney Jones and the Spirits, whose lead singer Laney performed at Folk Fest last year, and traditional Irish-group The Ivy Leaf.
For more information, check out the Folk Fest Facebook page.