OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW ADDED TO KENT STATE FOLK FEST
Tuesday October 6, 2009
Hot roots band Old Crow Medicine Show will play the Kent Stage on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. as part of the 43rd Kent State Folk Festival. Discovered by music icon Doc Watson playing outside of a drugstore, Old Crow Medicine Show has grown to be one of the most sought after bands touring the country. Rolling Stone says, “The twentysomethings in Old Crow Medicine Show marry old-time string music and punk swagger.” Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 9 and are $30 for general admission.
Along with Watson’s MerleFest – the country’s premiere bluegrass festival – Old Crow Medicine Show has played other top festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) and the Newport Folk Festival. They have made appearances on “Austin City Limits,” “Grand Ole Opry Live,” the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and “A Prairie Home Companion.” Garrison Keillor says that Old Crow Medicine Show is, “One of the greatest bands that ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ has ever had the pleasure to host.”
Tickets for other concerts presented during the 43rd Kent State Folk Festival are now on sale. Festival events run from Nov. 5 through 14 and all mainstage shows will again take place at the Kent Stage in downtown Kent. The free workshops will be held in the Kent State University Student Center. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Kent Stage, Woodsy’s Music and Spin-More Records, by phone at (330) 677-5005 and online at www.KentStage.org.
Band bios, ticket information, links and more are available online at www.KentStateFolkFestival.org.
The line-up for the 43rd Kent State Folk Festival (all concerts at the Kent Stage unless otherwise noted):
Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.: Masters of Puerto Rican Roots Music featuring Edwin Colón Zayas and Isla del Encanto Folkloric Dance Troupe – $10 general admission tickets, $5 students (with valid ID).
Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.: Greg Brown and Jorma Kaukonen – $25 reserved, $45 gold circle.
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.: The Del McCoury Band – $30 reserved, $50 gold circle.
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.: Old Crow Medicine Show – $30 general admission ($35 day of show).
Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – $12 general admission.
Friday, Nov. 13 (various times): Folk Alley ‘Round Town (35+ venues throughout Kent) featuring a special appearance by Country Joe McDonald – FREE
Saturday, Nov. 14, noon-5 p.m.: Workshops (KSU Student Center) – FREE
Saturday, Nov. 14, 5 to 6 p.m.: Talent Contest (KSU KIVA) – FREE
Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.: Rhythm in Shoes presents Banjo Dance – $20 reserved, WKSU members 50% off with member card.
Festival support is provided by Kent State University, the City of Kent, Cascade Auto Group, Dominion East Ohio, Marc’s, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Lehman’s, Continental Airlines, PARTA, Audio Technica, and Omnova Solutions.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The station broadcasts three HD Radio channels – adding WKSU-2 Folk Alley and WKSU-3 The Classical Channel to the analog broadcast schedule. The Classical Channel can also be heard in Cleveland at 107.3 HD-3. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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