The Annual Lake County Folk Festival celebrates its 20th year October 14th and 15th, with musicians, crafters, artists and food vendors, all converging in downtown Eustis. The family-friendly festival, in its 20th year, occupies 9 venues including Ferran Park and Bay Street Theatre.
64 performing groups with more than 150 musicians will take part in the festival. Performances feature a variety of musical styles, including Americana, Vintage Folk, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Gospel and others.
Venues included the historic Alice B. McClellen Band Shell in the park, Bay Street Theater, Lake Eustis Museum of Art and various local restaurants. Guests can bring their instruments and play along at the jam tents or compete in the “Funniest Folk Song” contest on Sunday 10:00 AM.
Ferran Park will also host craft and food vendors, as well as a children's area with games, playground and more.
The two-day festival’s hours are Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
ABOVE: 2PM Band
Saturday's music schedule at the bandshell features:
2PM Band: Pete Price, Pete Hennings, and Mike Jurgensen, a trio of talented musicians who blend their varied musical talents into an eclectic mix of material, from original songs, to obscure covers, to well-known standards. www.2pmband.com
Larry Mangum: A folk festival with nearly 3000 performances over 5+ decades as a folk, rock, country and Americana artist. www.reverbnation.com/larrymangum
Rachel Grubb: New to the Florida Folk Music scene, Rachel writes and performs songs from the heart. She grew up singing backseat harmony to The Mamas and the Papas and songs from the Baptist Hymnal. www.rachelgrubbmusic.com
Passerine: This music is between modern folk, progressive bluegrass, and what is loosely called “Americana.” With original songs as well as their own arrangements of traditional songs, Passerine carries on the living tradition of acoustic folk music rooted in popular experience. www.passerinemusic.net
Remedy Tree: This band is blazing their own trail in the field of indie Americana. A little bit of bluegrass, indie attitude and combination of male and female vocals reminiscent of ages past mix together for a modern and traditional sound all on one. www.remedytreemusic.com