American Folk Festival - Aug. 28nd, 29rd, & 30th, 2015
Music, Dance & Culture from Traditions Across America & the World!
American Folk Festival Performers

The American Folk Festival features the traditional arts - music and dance - of the many cultures that make up America today. Traditions that represent the cultural heritage of a region, an ethnic group, a religious group, or an occupation are examples of the genres of music that are featured at the AFF. 

2015 American Folk Festival Performers

Preston Shannon Blues artist, Preston Shannon is described as a cross between Otis Redding and Bobby Womak; Shannon is a powerful guitarist and a soulful singer who will have the audience in awe.

Wylie The Yodeling, Wylie Gustafson will entertain the Festival when Wylie and the Wild West take the stage with their good-time cowboy music.  Wylie always has one goal in mind during performances, to "win a crowd with good music" and that is just what he is going to do. cashman

Mickey Continuing the legendary music of his father, Cullen Galyean, Mickey Galyean and the Cullen's Bridge bring mountain bluegrass traditions to the stage.  Mickey and his group perform originals written by Cullen, Mickey, and his band, Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers classics, and also classic country gentleman songs. 

Hasanov Imamyar Hasanov is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on Kamancha.  Hasanov works to foster the vitality and public appreciations of Azerbaijani traditional music.  With his unique arranging technique Imamyar has brought the music of Azerbaijan to the forefront of both the classical and world music fields.


For a list of performers from previous years, click here.