Bristol Valley Theater, Naples’ award-winning live professional theater, will reprise their annual FALL FOLK FEST every Saturday night in October. This rich harvest of music features some of the region's most popular folk groups. For the first time this year, the final concert will be held at BREW & BRATS at ARBOR HILL, which has sponsored the FOLK FEST since its premier in 2010.
“We're offering a wide variety of artists and styles again this year, something for every taste,” says Bristol Valley Executive Artistic Director, Karin Bowersock, “but if you can't choose one concert to attend, you don't have to! We're offering a Folk Lover's Special package to attend all four for a reduced price of $45!”
The Festival kicks off on October 5 at 7p.m. with Annie & The Hedonists, who will present an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz, and folk roots Americana. NPR, Syracuse says “Annie’s vocals are as strong and as captivating as those of any singer in popular music. The instrumental work is all top-shelf, and their varied song selections can’t be beat!”
The Festival will continue the following week on October 12 at 7 p.m. with the annual visit by The Paulsen Baker Band, perhaps the Finger Lakes' favorite traditional folk group. Their repertoire—sprinkled with down home humor-- is influenced by artists as varied as James Taylor, Peter Paul and Mary and the country sounds of Willie and Waylon. Bassist John Garvey, who retired from the group last year, returns to the stage for the BVT concert. Fans won’t want to miss this exciting reunion event!
Next up, Blue Jimmy takes the stage on October 19. Comprised of two sets of brothers and a life-long best friend, this Bloomfield based band has swung from honky tonk to funky tonk all over the Finger Lakes and beyond. Rarely does one find a group that melds so many musical styles effortlessly, crossing genres to create a uniqueness all their own! Frank DeBlase of CITY Newspaper called them “Once of the most perfectly balanced, truly Americana bands you’ll hear.”
The Fall Folk Fest concludes with a BVT/Brew & Brats celebration! Jack Jones and the Stid Hill Stompers will bring their blend of bluesy-grass, old-tyme rock ‘n roll, traditionalist country and Irish-flavored music to Brew & Brats, 6461 Route 64 in Naples from 6-9 p.m. on October 26. Beer, wine and food will be on sale so the audience is invited to make an evening of it!
“We’re excited to working with our friends at Brew & Brats to extend the party beyond our walls to reach a new audience,” says Bowersock.
The Folk Fest is sponsored in part by Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill, who will also provide samples of their food, wine and beer at each concert event. Tickets for each concert held at BVT are $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 18 and are available online at www.bvtnaples.org, by phone at 585 374 9032, or at the door at the theater at 151 South Main Street in Naples. Box office for each event opens one hour before showtime. The October 26 event at Brew & Brats will be a $10 cover and tickets can be purchased in advance or onsite that evening at 6461 Route 64 in Naples.
Bristol Valley Theater's Fall programming is sponsored in part by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Karin Bowersock Bristol Valley Theater (585) 374-9032 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bvtnaples.org