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Top Jazz Festivals in the USA Great Lakes Folk Festival

mid August – East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University Museum is home to the annual Great Lakes Folk Festival.

The roots, the rhythms and the richness of music, dance, arts and culture from across America and around the world come to downtown East Lansing for the Michigan State University Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival.





The Great Lakes Folk Festival offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, authentic ethnic food, an arts marketplace, craft artists, and many special activities for kids and their companions.

The folk festival celebrates the cultural traditions of communities across America and the world. The Michigan State University Museum works year-round to develop this festival program that reflects the immense variety and vitality of art, skill, knowledge, and wisdom of our cultural heritage for the public. The Great Lakes Folk Festival offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, authentic ethnic food, an arts marketplace, craft artists, and many special activities for kids and their companions.

The music and dance program, features performances ranging from blues to bluegrass, Tex-mex, polka, Cajun, Celtic and more diverse cultural expressions and traditions. Musical artists perform two to four times throughout the weekend, so visitors have a chance to see the bands they like and discover new genres. An audience favorite at this event is the Traditions Showcases, which bring together musicians from different groups - fiddlers, banjo players, guitarists, accordionists, percussionists -- who share and compare techniques, traditions and influences for spontaneous and masterful storytelling and performance. Meanwhile, a 2,400-square-foot dance tent lets visitors jig, reel, curtsy, twirl and two-step, complete with dance callers and on-the-spot lessons. Last year, a community sing and musician jam were added to the mix, with a rousing response and plans to expand on it for '11.

Festival-goers appreciate the rich and authentic experience, and often note how the event promotes a greater understanding of diverse cultures, how it brings people together, and how it strengthens community in the way the programs resonate and endure.

For more information visit: http://greatlakesfolkfest.net

For other events in Michigan North / Northwest visit:
http://www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-michigan-north-northwest.html








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TOP FEATURED EVENTS


Alabama
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Moundville Native American Festival

Arizona
Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb
Navajo Nation Fair
Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

California
Bay to Breakers 12K
Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Connecticut
Annual Craft Expo
Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Florida
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Tallahassee Springtime Festival
Tallahassee Winter Festival and Celebration of Lights

Georgia
Savannah Music Festival
Blessing of the Fleet

Hawaii
Honolulu Marathon

Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show

Indiana
Indianapolis 500
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
Indiana State Fair
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Iowa
Des Moines Arts Festival

Kansas
Dodge City Days
Smoky Hill River Festival

Kentucky
American Quilter’s Society National Quilt Show
Great American Brass Band Festival
Hillbilly Days
International Bar-B-Q Festival
Jerusalem Ridge Festival
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Festival
Mainsstrasse Village Oktoberfest
St James Court Art Show
World Chicken Festival

Louisiana
Lake Charles Contraband Days

Maryland
Ocean City Sunfest

Massachusetts
The Boston Marathon

Michigan
Holland Tulip Time Festival
Great Lakes Folk Festival

Minnesota
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Mississippi
The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

Nevada
Burning Man

New Hampshire
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
New Hampshire Maple Weekend
New Hampshire Seafood Festival
Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll

New Mexico
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe Spanish Market

New York
Oswego Harborfest

North Carolina
` • Biltmore Festival of Flowers
North Carolina Azalea Festival
North Carolina Seafood Festival

Ohio
Columbus Arts Festival
The Vectron Dayton Air Show

Oklahoma
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival

Oregon
Fall Kite Festival
Whale Watching Events

Rhode Island
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Winter Fetival
Rhode Island International Film Festival

South Carolina
Beaufort Water Festival
Carolina Cup

South Dakota
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
Tabor Czech Days

Tennessee
Dogwood Arts Fetival
Mule Day
Secret City Festival

Texas
Terlingua International Chili Championship

Utah
The Moab Music Festival

Washington DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington
Washington State International Kite Festival
National Lentil Festival

Wisconsin
American Birkebeiner
EAA AirVenture
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Summerfest

Wyoming
Cody Stampede Rodeo
Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo