Coming up at the Folk Factory...
On Sunday, June 16, at 7:30pm, the Folk Factory will have our annual People's Choice Concert, with the top vote-getters of this year.s Open Stages. The performers will be Spring Muse, Nancy Huebner, Jessica Graae, Becky Davidson, and Mike Holliday. Tickets are $7-20, sliding scale (half for no or low wage), available at the door (kids under 12 are free). Doors open at 7:00pm.
*All events are half price for no-wage or low-wage folks who can't afford the full price.
All of our concerts are now wheelchair accessible! Unfortunately, our bathrooms aren't yet.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE! (For events primarily for grownups)
Unless otherwise indicated, all events are at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration at 6900 Stenton Avenue (at Gorgas La.) in Mt. Airy.
Doors open at 6:45pm. Come at least 15 minutes early to sign up for the Open Stage. Feel free to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages with you to eat before showtime. The Open Stage (maximums: 10 minutes/2 songs or pieces) normally lasts from 7:30 to 9:15, followed by a break, and then the Open Circle runs from 9:30-10:30. In the Open Circle, everyone present is invited to sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, request a song, or pass; songs are usually participatory. It's a great place to perform for the first time, or try out new material.
Sept. 27, Oct. 25, 2012 : Normal Open Stage/Open Circle.
Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, 2013: The Open Stage part of the evening involves People's Choice audience voting; a great way to earn a gig at the Folk Factory! People's Choice acts get a bonus for multiple performances (different months), but many acts have won a slot just from one appearance. Tell and bring your friends!
The Folk Factory, based at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration in Mount Airy, is a forum for people interested in music of all kinds and progressive social change. Facilitated announcements of progressive events (marches, boycotts, etc.) can be made before the start of each event. The Folk Factory is an organizational affiliate of the People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle, co-founded by Charlie King and Pete Seeger. Regular concerts are normally on the first or second Friday or Sunday of most months during the academic year, and an Open Stage/Open Circle is held on the fourth Thursday of most months. To volunteer or for more information, call (215) 848-6246.
If you have snail mail and/or email address changes, deletions, or additions, you can call us at 215-848-6246 or email us through this Web site. You can send any financial contributions (we suggest $5/yr or $15 for 5 yrs to help cover our copying and postage costs for snail mail, and other donations are gratefully appreciated!) to The Folk Factory, 6900 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150.
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