Irvington Folk Festival
Friday, January 31, 2020 and Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Irvington Folk Festival will make its debut this season. Produced in conjunction with Irvington Theater Arts Partner Common Ground Concerts, we will present two evenings and one afternoon of performances by internationally-touring and emerging “on-the-rise” artists alike. The festivities begin with a special Q&A and reception with — and then a performance by — Friday night’s headliner, Dar Williams, whom Henrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker described as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”
Opening Friday evening will be Antje Duvekot, who holds three top songwriting awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
The festival continues on Saturday afternoon with several very special FREE events, including a curated showcase of local and regional singer-songwriters performing both on the theater’s stage and on a second stage in Irvington, to be announced shortly. Also performing on Saturday afternoon at the theater will be local psych-folk-country favorites, Divining Rod.
On Saturday night, The Dustbowl Revival, the eclectic, Los Angeles based eight-piece ensemble, takes to the stage. Over the past few years, the band has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. The Los Angeles Times has proclaimed that this “would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter”. Saturday night will also feature songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, and 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence, Joe Crookston. In addition, Joe will lead a special Saturday afternoon creativity workshop. The evening will begin with Nora Brown, who plays traditional old-time banjo music. Still only 13 years old, she is the subject of a Tribeca Film Festival funded short called “Little Nora (the Banjo Prodigy).
For more information on our entire lineup and schedule, click here: https://commongroundconcerts.com/the-irvington-folk-festival/
Tickets (Reserved Seating):
All-Festival Pass - Friday 1/31/2020 @ 8:00 pm AND Saturday 2/01/2020 @ 7:00 pm
VIP All-Festival Pass includes premium center orchestra or first-row center balcony seats for Friday night performances by Dar Williams and Antje Duvekot, Saturday performances by The Dustbowl Revival, Joe Crookston, and Nora Brown. In addition, VIP All-festival pass holders will receive admission to all VIP events and receive first priority for signing up for Joe Crookston Saturday afternoon workshop at no additional charge.
VIP: $140 per pair of tickets
Standard: $80 per pair of tickets
Friday Night Only - Friday 1/31/2020 @ 8:00 pm
Reserved Friday Night VIP Seating includes premium center orchestra or first-row center balcony seats for performances by Dar Williams and Antje Duvekot, as well as admission to special pre-concert Q&A session/opening reception with Dar Williams
VIP: $75 per ticket
Standard: $40 per ticket
Saturday Night Only - Saturday 2/01/2020 @ 7:00 pm
Reserved Saturday Night VIP Seating includes premium center orchestra or first-row center balcony seats for performances by The Dustbowl Revival, Joe Crookston, and Nora Brown as well as admission to a special pre-concert VIP event, and first priority opportunity to sign up for Joe Crookston’s Saturday afternoon workshop at no additional charge
VIP: $75 per ticket
Standard: $50 per ticket