Blue Sky Folk Festival

The Blue Sky Folk Festival had a great run of nine years. But for now, we’re taking a break.

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The 9th annual Blue Sky Folk Festival

This festival was held Saturday, August 17, 2019.

The evening concert featured Madison Violet, Juno-nominated songwriters/musicians Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac from Canada.

Also appearing were the extraordinary local talent Charlie Mosbrook  and, from Michigan, emcee and performer Matt Watroba.

The daytime program presented concerts all day: jams for old-time, old-time slow, bluegrass slow, old-time banjo, and Western Swing musicians; contra dancing and contra dance workshops; workshops in banjo, guitar, fiddle, songwriting, community singing, kids music, and much more.

The festival was held at the Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby OH 44094.

Contra Dancing was introduced to the Blue Sky Folk Festival in 2019. Photo by Jen Hearn



The Blue Sky Folk Festival is produced by the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association, a nonprofit 501c(3) charitable organization formed in 2014. In addition, NEOMHA produces the Lake Erie Folk Fest in February in partnership with Shore Cultural Centre. From time to time, we also host concerts and support other events for the benefit of the Northeast Ohio folk music community.

9th Annual Blue Sky Sponsors
Ohio Arts Council Remarkable Lake County Village Blacksmith, Inc. Eileen M. Burkhart An Anonymous Donor Advised Fund



Please donate to Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association to help ensure the vitality of folk music in Northeast Ohio!