Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, Sun. 5/17



Posted by TBFCFF on May 06, 19109 at 19:44:53:

Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009 FROM 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

WHERE: PARAMOUNT MOVIE RANCH, Agoura, California, in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

EVENTS: On FOUR STAGES and Western Town movie sets and mountain locations:

1) MAIN STAGE -- Over 100 CONTESTANTS plus professional bands WHISKEY CHIMP (Bluegrass),
FUR DIXON & STEVE WERNER (Western-folksingers) and SUSIE GLAZE (Appalachian-folk);

2) RAILROAD STAGE – PETER FELDMANN, STEPHANIE BETTMAN, MIKE MC CLELLAN, ROSS ALTMAN;

3) PAVILION STAGE – COWBOY MUSIC & POETRY, COWBOY NICK’S “TWANG” SHOW;

4) DANCE BARN -- Watch or Join In! ENGLISH COUNTRY, FAMILY, CONTRA AND SQUARE DANCING with all-live music!

5) WESTERN MOVIE SETS AND STREETS -- JAMMING MUSICIANS – BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS;

6) FOLK CRAFT BOOTHS -- Weaving, ceramics, metal & leather craft, jewelry, needlework, painting and more;

7) NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE -- EXHIBITS and information on hiking trails, birding, nature studies, volunteer organizations, environmental groups; and,

8) EUCALYPTUS GROVE – All day - CHILDREN’S MUSIC, ARTS & CRAFTS and Tunes for Grown-Ups, Too!

TICKETS: NEW: ADVANCE SALES: $12.00 for ages 18-64, $8.50 for young ‘uns 10-17 and seniors over 65. At the gate: $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for teens and seniors. Children under 10 are free.

PARKING: Free, including shuttle bus.

FOOD: Bring a picnic or buy from food vendors on site.

DIRECTIONS: From the San Fernando Valley: Take (101) Ventura Freeway to Kanan Road off-ramp. Head south towards the ocean ˝ mile, turn left on Cornell Way and veer right, continue south 2 ˝ miles to the entrance of Paramount Ranch on the right.

Sponsored by the non-profit Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, Inc. in cooperation with the
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service


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