2016 Concert Schedule and Performer Info
AND PERFORMER INFO
SUNDAY, JULY 10
Philadelphia Folksong Society welcomes
CRAIG & AISLINN BICKHARDT plus LIZANNE KNOTT and BEAUCOUP BLUE
Craig and Aislinn Bickhardt are a father and daughter duo who's music interweaves folk, blues, country, and ragtime influences into a unique whole.
As a long-standing member of the Philadelphia music scene, Lizanne Knott has been captivating audiences all over the US and the UK as she lends her smoky, sultry voice to her incredible folk music
Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based father and son duo, David and Adrian Mowry. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful tradition and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
GAELIC STORM with special guest BRIAN BORTNICK
Gaelic Storm is a chart-topping, multinational Celtic band that mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience.
Brian Bortnick is a singer, songwriter, and musician who was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is said to be a rock version of Johnson with a soulful voice favorably compared to Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
LAUREN HART with special guest JIMI KENDRICK
Lauren Hart is a professional recording artist and humanitarian based in Philadelphia, PA. As a cancer survivor and mother of 4 adopted Ethiopian children, her electric, fun, and upbeat music energizes and uplifts audiences far and wide.
Jimi Kenrick is a collaboration of three Philadelphia musicians, Jim Schoenlank, Kenn Brown, and Rick Thomassone, performing original pop/rock, melody-centric jazz influenced music.
SUNDAY, JULY 31
88.5 WXPN welcomes
TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
with special guest DANA LOUISE & THE GLORIOUS BIRDS
Trout Fishing in America is the Grammy nominated duo composed of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. Their infectious mix of folk rock, pop, and family music is the result of their diverse backgrounds as well as growing up in the musical melting pot that is Texas.
Dana Louise is the daughter of Trout Fishing in America's Ezra Idlet.
Joined by The Glorious Birds (Adam Collins and Trout Fishing in America's Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet) the band draws on jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, with a sound that is described as "roots-rooted-flung-into-the-future folk!"