Now in its 23rd year, the Delmarva Folk Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4, at 352 Downs Chapel Road in Hartley. The outdoor event in the farmlands of central Delaware is sponsored by Delaware Friends of Folk, whose mission is to promote and preserve folk and roots music throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.
The following lineup will appear: Celtic Harvest, Dover's own Irish band, featuring traditional Celtic music and more; Honey Badgers, a folk duet featuring guitar, violin, mandolin, banjo, and beautiful harmonies; Sandcreek, an acoustic group playing original tunes with a unique country-bluegrass flavor; Chapel Street, a five-piece Americana band playing music ranging from bluegrass to classic rock; ellen cherry, Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter playing indie/pop and the occasional sea chanty; Cold Chocolate, a Boston band playing roots music with a dash of funk and four-part harmonies; Crabmeat Thompson, a self-described musician, raconteur, and bon vivant; and The Kennedys, a New York-based duo performing soulful alternative folk-pop music.
In the Delmarva Folk Hero Contest on Friday night, six finalists from earlier musical playoffs contend for the ultimate title of Delmarva’s 2014 Folk Hero. The winner will be decided by the audience.
The festival also offers music workshops, crafts, kids' activities and campfire jam sessions in which all are invited to participate.
The ticket price for the Delmarva Folk Festival's Friday evening performances is $5 for everyone.
On Saturday, prices are as follows: member in advance, $15; nonmember in advance, $20; at the gate, $25 for everyone, 12 and under free and teens half price. Weekend camping (Friday to Sunday) is $20 per tent, $50 per RV.
Tickets and more information are available online at delfolk.blogspot.com/p/festival.html or by calling 302-827-FOLK.