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The Claremont Folk Festival:

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Where: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

When: Saturday May 31, 2014.  Time: 10AM-9PM

Tickets: $40 – $125.  On Sale March 16th. 


Children 12 and under are free.

performersBen Harper and his mother Ellen, David Hidalgo & Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, The Chapin Sisters, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Ooks of Hazard, The Coals, Blue Highway, Rick Shea, Ross Altman, Peter Harper, Phoebe Bridgers, Old Brown Shoe, Steve James, Jason Arimoto, Bartt Warburton, Karen Rae Kraut, Angela Lloyd.


Workshops and activitiesBottleneck Slide Guitar, Gypsy Guitar, Songwriting, Rhythm Guide Drumming, Cajon Tecniques, Drum Circle, Harmonica, Beginning Banjo, Protest Folk Songs, Reggae Style Ukulele, Right Hand Finger Techniques for the Ukulele, Beginning Ukulele, Ukulele Song Circle, Mossaic Making Studio, Printmaking, Face Painting, Zen Painting, Children’s Song Quilt, Butterfly Pavillion, Planting


Art VendorsScreaming Peacock Jewelry, Fiamma Naturals, Rubicon Recordings, DeeLux Vintage, Kundalini Imports, Richard Briggs Guitars and Jan Verdries.

Food VendorsGreenz on WheelzLobos Truck, Dale Bros. Brewery, Claremont Craft Ales, Plume Ridge Bottle Shop, Tortas2die4


Non ProfitsSierra Club, DA Center for the Arts


program schedule

Pete seeger main stage

8:00  Ben Harper and his mother Ellen,

6:30  David Hidalgo & Louie Perez of Los Lobos

5:00  Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones

3:00  The Chapin Sisters

2:00  The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

1:00  The Ooks of Hazzard

12:00  The Coals

11:00  Blue Highway



3:30  Phoebe Bridgers

2:30  Peter Harper

1:30  Rick Shea

12:30  Ross Altman

11:30  Old Brown Shoe

10:30  Steve James

Workshops and activities

Session 1, 11:30 - 12:30
Session 2, 12:45 - 1:45
Session 3, 3:15 - 4:15
Container Garden SMosaic Making Studio: Leigh AdamsMosaic Making Studio: Leigh AdamsMosaic Making Studio: Leigh Adams
Container Garden MStorytelling: Angela LloydKids Rhythm: Ray McNameraStorytelling: Karen Rae-Kraut
Container Garden NPrintmaking: dA Center for the ArtsPrintmaking: dA Center for the ArtsPrintmaking: dA Center for the Arts
Golf CourseBottleneck Slide Guitar: Steve JamesGypsy Guitar: Gonzalo BergaraSongwriting: Rick Shea
Percussion PavillionRhythm Guide for Beginners: WahlbangersCajon Techniques: Homero ChavezDrum Circle: Wahlbangers
Oak MesaHarmonica: Kevin MarinBeginning Banjo: Kent BesockeProtest Folk Songs: Ross Altman

Ohana Ukulele Island

11:30 - 12:3012:30 - 11 - 22 - 33:15 - 4:15
Ohana Uke IslandReggae Style Uke: Jason ArimotoPerformance: Jason Arimoto & Ukulele BarttFancy Fingers, Right Hand Techniques: Ukulele BarttUkulele Song Circle: Jeff & Bill OdeinBeginning Ukulele: John Rockwell


In 1970, a small group of dulcimer players began meeting in Memorial Park in Claremont. They established the annual Dulcimer Festival that grew quickly and soon became known as the Claremont Folk Festival. In 1979, the group formalized into the Claremont Spring Folk Festival forming its own non-profit organization under the auspices of the Folk Music Center Museum Articles of Incorporation. After 26 years, the Festival has dropped the “Spring” to become once again the Claremont Folk Festival. The Festival is supported by fund raising efforts, donations, and sponsers in order to continue the Folk Music Center and Folk Music Center Museum’s nearly 50 years of bringing sensational musical talent to the Claremont community.

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