American Folk Festival
August 28, 29, 30, 2009

2009 Performers

We are pleased to announce the full line-up for the 2009 American Folk Festival. From Jamaican reggae, to Ethiopian music and dance, the AFF offers a diverse sampling of traditional music and dance. Prepare to be WOWed!

Clinton Fearon, Jamaican reggae Clinton Fearon
The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Cajun
Cherish the Ladies, Irish
Joshua Nelson, Kosher Gospel
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Chicago Blues
Gadelle, Acadian
Rob Curto's Forró for All, Brazilian forró
Mighty Sam McClain, Soul
Los Texmaniacs, Conjunto tejano
Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Delta blues
Paschall Brothers, African American a cappella gospel
Andes Manta, AndeanMythili Prakash
Music from China, Chinese
Nikolay Kolev & Bulgarika, Bulgarian
Maestro Modesto Nieves y Herencia Musical, Puerto Rican cuatro master
Brice Chapman, trick roper
Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, University of Maine
Gene Tagaban, Tlingit storyteller, musician & dancer
The Nile Ensemble, Ethiopian music and dance
The Claire Lynch Band, Country and bluegrass
Les Charbonniers de L'Enfer, Québécois a cappella songJoshua Nelson
Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Traditional Bluegrass
Mythili Prakash and the Dance of India Ensemble, Bharata Natyam

To learn more about our 2009 Perfomers, visit the Festival's website.

A full schedule will be available in mid-July.

The Official Festival Program Guide will be in the August 15th edition of the Bangor Daily News. The Program Guide has the full schedule, information about performers, food, craft and Taste of Maine vendors, the Children's Area, Folk Life Stage Demonstrations and more!

Volunteers Still Needed!

Help spread the word!! Volunteers are still needed for the 2009 American Folk Festival. Everyone who submits a volunteer registration form by June 30th is guaranteed a volunteer t-shirt in the size they selected on their form.

Here is where help is still needed:
Bucket Brigade - be out in the crowd collecting donations and handing out thank you stickers - many people still needed for Saturday and Sunday. Public Surveyors - collect important information from Festival-goers - many people still needed for all 3 days. Stage Area Services - be close to the music - assisting backstage, helping with seating - 64 shifts still available. Vending - sell Festival merchandise, soda and water to visitors - 47 shifts still open. On-Call Volunteers - help where it is most needed - 41 shifts left to fill. Music Sales - sell performer CDs to thousands of Festival-goers - 45 shifts still available. Site Strike - after the party is over it's time to strike the site - 21 openings left on Sunday night and Monday. Want to help record the sounds of the 2009 AFF? 20 more Music Logging shifts need to be filled. Help Festival Folk Art & Craft Marketplace vendors - 17 shifts still open. Like to answer questions? 16 shifts still available at Festival Information Booths. Like to multi-task? Dance Tent Sales, a combination of Information, Vending and Music Sales, has 11 shifts open. There are a few shifts left for our Festival Desk, Valet Bike Parking, Site Set-Up, Super Bucket Greeters and Volunteer Registration. Register
online or call Debbi at 207-974-3216.

2009 Sponsors

Bangor Daily News
City of Bangor

Bangor Savings Bank
FairPoint Communications
LL Bean
National Endowment for the Arts

Cellardoor Vineyard
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway
Sea Dog Brewing Company

A complete listing can be found on our website.

The American Folk Festival is produced by the non-profit Bangor Folk Festival, in partnership with the City of Bangor, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, the Maine Discovery Museum, the National Council for Traditional Arts and the Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine.


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