Montana Folk Festival is this weekend in Butte

2014-07-09T11:30:00Z 2014-07-10T07:50:05Z Montana Folk Festival is this weekend in Butte The Billings Gazette

BUTTE — The Montana Folk Festival is this weekend with six stages filled with music, a dance pavilion, First People’s Market, and regional and ethnic food offerings.

The festival runs Friday through Sunday and is free and open to all. Camping is available at four city parks, but dogs and other pets are not welcome.

This year’s theme is “The Culture of the Car: The Influence of Automobiles and their Roadways on Heritage and Culture in Montana and the Mountain West.”

The lineup of musical acts this year runs the gamut from Appalachian blues by The Harris Brothers of North Carolina, to Western swing by the Lucky Stars from L.A., to Native American hand drummng by Nakoa HeavyRunner in addition to reggae, Celtic, and zydeco performances. More than 250 performers and vendors will be in Butte over the weekend.

For the full lineup and other information, go to www.montanafolkfestival.com.

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