Great River Folk Fest

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Photo: Jerry Weigel

Festival Barn Dance

and Silent Auction

February 11
7:00 - 10:00

Music by
Grand Picnic String Band
with caller
Tim Jenkins

Concordia Ballroom
1129 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Suggested donation: $10 for adults; students $8, kids $5

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Tim Jenkins (left), Grand Picnic String Band (right)

Dance – Silent Auction
No Dance Experience Necesary

The ever-popular Old Time Dance to benefit the Great River Folk Festival will be held Saturday evening, February 11 at the Concordia Ballroom, 1129 La Crosse Street in La Crosse. Come a little early to check out the silent auction, featuring beautiful hand crafted items, local wines, and many more goods and services. From 7:00-10:00, renowned area caller Tim Jenkins will teach and call traditional American dances: squares, contras, reels, and more. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary.

This barn dance-style celebration has gained a large and diverse audience and a reputation for banishing cabin fever. Popular local string band Grand Picnic will play for the dance. Suggested donation is $10 for adults; students $8, kids $5.

Photo: Bob Stuber

Win a Fest Weekend Package

Package includes

  • 2 weekend passes to Great River Folk Fest
  • 2 night stay – GrandStay in La Crosse
  • River cruise for 2 on the La Crosse Queen
  • a Brewery Tour at Pearl Street Brewery

$600 Value - 1 Winner

Prizes awarded July 25, 2017

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Scenes from 2016.
Riverside Park, La Crosse

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Coulee Region Wood Carvers (left); Jewler Lake Garren (center); Sarah Streitz (right). Photos: Jerry Weigel
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Best Way Gyros (left); Allen Kizziah—Al's Comic Boxes (right). Photos: Jerry Weigel
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John Gorka (left); Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound (right). Photos: Bob Stuber
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Songwriter Contest Performer (left); Children's area (center). Photos Jerry Weigel. Paul Cebar (right). Photo: Bob Stuber
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Patchouli (left); Sunday's Closing Concert (right). Photos: Bob Stuber

2016 Great River Folk Fest Mix

To A God Unknown – Dead Horses
One More Flight – Sawtooth Brothers
A Long Time – Kelley McRae
The Labyrinth – Patchouli
We Ain’t Afraid of Work – The Waymores
Criminal Style – Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Like Loving People Do Paul Cebar
Joint of No Return – John Gorka

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