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Alaska Folk Festival
Centennial Hall Convention Center
101 Egan Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
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Nine 4-hour performances averaging fifteen acts each, fourteen hours of dances plus dance workshops, a Family Concert and 40+ hours of teaching workshops devoted to every imaginable folk music skill, plus jamming all week long should be enough to wear out even the most dedicated enthusiast at the annual Alaska Folk Festival. Yet long after the final chorus of Good Night Irene, the traditional closing song on the Festival's final evening, many of the 450+ folk musicians from all around the vast reaches of America's largest state and beyond can still summon enough energy to jam the night away in bars, restaurants, private parties and any space they can find out of the weather!
They come from near and far. . . from Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory, from Bethel, Alaska (more than 1,000 miles as the ptarmigan flies from the festival's home in Juneau), from Talkeetna, Sitka, Kenai, Elfin Cove, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Anchorage and the "Lower 48" for this annual week of fun, partying, good music and greeting old & new friends that make it such a Rite of Spring.
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