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Sandburg Music Festival

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Free

This free festival offers live music at the amphitheater and barnyard. The festival highlights the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s other legacies as music collector and children’s author and the Sandburg family’s love of square dancing. Visitors may bring lawn chairs, food, and non-alcoholic drinks. Due to expected large crowds, pets will not be allowed at performances. In case of severe weather, the event will be canceled.

Amphitheater
10AM: Jennifer Armstrong kicks off festivities with storytelling for kids of all ages.
12PM: Laura Boosinger celebrates the music of Appalachia through old-time banjo, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, and fingerstyle Autoharp.
2PM: Mac Arnold plays the Blues with Austin Brashier and Max Hightower.

Barn Garage
10:45AM to 12PM: Walter Puckett calls Mountain Circle Square Dances. A festival first, to celebrate the Sandburgs’ love of square dancing! Come dance!

Barnyard
12PM to 2PM: Henderson County natives Steve and Jean Smith play mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer. They perform regularly at Carl Sandburg Home. They have taught dulcimer at festivals and workshops nationwide.

Parking, Shuttles, and Accessibility Parking is limited. Please carpool or take a ride share or taxi. Three parking lots will have shuttle service. Approximate shuttle times will be posted in all parking lots with shuttle service. Visitors with mobility concerns are strongly urged to take a shuttle.

Free Sandburg Home Tours
As part of Music Fest, free Sandburg Home tours will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are first come, first serve in the Visitor Center/Park Store (on the Sandburg Home ground floor) beginning at 9:30 a.m. (To reserve tickets on non-festival days visit www.recreation.gov).

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/musicfest.htm

Organizer

Friends of Carl Sandburg
Email
focsnc@gmail.com
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Venue

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Phone
828-693-4178
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