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Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Old Poway Park

The annual Sam Hinton Folk Heritage Festival celebrates the memory of Sam Hinton, the grandfather of folk music in San Diego County. Admission is free and all are welcome. There will be music on the gazebo, storytelling in the Porter House, and jam sessions of various flavors around the park. The Poway-Midland Railroad will be offering rides around the park for a nominal fee (which supports the nonprofit organization that runs and maintains the trains). Presented by San Diego Folk Heritage.

Here is the event schedule:

Music on the Gazebo Bandstand:
10 a.m. – Greg Gross and Tim Woods – Specializing in classic songs that will have you singing along.
11 a.m. – JT Moring and Dave Ombrello – Folk, Americana, and Irish-inspired tunes
12 noon – Special Guest!
1 p.m. – Sharon Katz and the Peace Train - The unstoppable beat and amazing harmonies of South African music and dance.
2 p.m. – Dirty Cello – From down home blues to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, their music will get your heart thumping and your toes tapping.
3 p.m. – Gordie Tentrees – Canadian road poet and roots music troubadour.

Storytelling in the Porter House"
12 noon – Old Time Tales
1 p.m. – Snakes
2 p.m. – Lions, Tigers, and Bears
3 p.m. – Open Mic

Storytellers will include: Aunt Li-Anne, Fred Laskowski, Peter McBride, Marilyn McPhie, JT Moring, Ollis J. Mozon, Jr., and Nick Smith.

More Music in the Park
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Irish Session at the Sweater Tree
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Song Circle on the Lawn with the San Diego Folk Song Society.
1 to 3 p.m. – Old Time Jam at the Sweater Tree
1 to 3 p.m. - Family Dance with San Diego Contra Dance
2 to 4 p.m. – Bluegrass Jam on the Lawn with San Diego Bluegrass and North County Bluegrass and Folk Club
2 to 4 p.m. – Song Swap behind the boxcar with North County Folk Circle

Related links:
San Diego Folk Heritage on Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Event Supported By

San Diego Folk Heritage

Old Poway Park

14134 Midland Road
Poway, California 92064

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.