We're working on 2014 information.
We're back at last year's location: The Albuquerque International Ballooon Museum. We're busy planning what should be the best Albuquerque Folk Festival yet, with camping and jamming Friday and Saturday nights, and entertainment, workshops, and dancing all day Saturday, June 7. As soon as we have final information, we'll put it up here. In the meantime, we've left the 2013 information up so you can get a feel for the fun you'll have at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.
What can kids do at the Folk Festival?
- Back Again! Come early! Giant Puppets! Sunny Birkland and the Puppet Playhouse's giant puppets will be wandering the Festival grounds from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. So don't be late!
- Back Again! Play all kinds of musical instruments at Plenet Music.
- Dance! There are two different kinds of dance to try every hour. Plus, at the Children's Tent, there's a hula class just for kids, Irish dancing, and play-party dances.
- Sing and dance throughout the day at the Children's Tent, with a full day of activities just for kids!
There's tons of stuff for kids at the Folk Festival. Kids are always welcome at the music and dance workshops, there's a special venue for storytelling, plus there's a tent just for kids. A big thank you to Kris Litchman for organizing the Children's Tent.
Children's Tent Schedule
|10:30 AM||Roadrunner Strummers||Roadrunner Strummers Ukulele Band|
Join the roadrunner strummers in a youth session. Play percussion and join in on some great children's songs.
|11:30 AM||Song Spiral||Patty Stephens|
Patty Stephens of Song Spiral shares a collection of original songs for children. No kid is too young and no kid is too old to participate.Song Spiral is about community singing, dance and play dedicated to families with wee ones. No child too young and no body too old. Using songs, games and rounds as well as improvisation in the language of the new born, toddlers and all the rest of us, we have a super fun laid-back musical adventure.
Patty Stephens is a jazz singer, music educator, member of the band The Brazil Project. Above all, she's a singer of songs with a marvelous son and lots of lovely brothers and sisters who all sing too.
|12:30 PM||Happy Harmonies||Happy Harmonies|
Happy Harmonies is a kids singing and dancing group that is part of Music on the Westside. They practice once a week and do public performances.
|1:30 PM||Ha'aheo O Hawai'i||Ha`aheo O Hawai`i|
Hula is Hawaiian storytelling through dance. Children will learn basic hula foot and hand motions and a simple Hawaiian song.
|2:30 PM||Moving and Grooving||DeLaura Padovan|
Spend a delightful hour with family dance leader and singer DeLaura Padovan, who has been sharing her enthusiasm and joy at family camp weeks around the country for the past 20 years.
|3:30 PM||Interplay School of Music||The Interplay Crew|
The Interplay Crew is comprised of talented teen vocalists that sing fun vocal arrangements and advanced harmonies to popular music.
Sunny Birklund and the Puppet Playhouse bring fun family entertainment for kids of all ages to the Folk Festival this year. Be on the lookout as their giant puppets make their way around the festival. You and your family and friends are invited to chat with the giant puppets and ask questions, shake hands, share hugs and take photos with silly poses. Let children who aren't quite ready be introduced from the distance and approach when they are confident. The puppets will be strolling the festival grounds from 10 am to 12 pm. Don't miss them!