WHITE SPRINGS – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida
Park Service will kick off the 59th Annual Florida Folk Festival tomorrow,
Friday, May 27 at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Opening
ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the banks of the Suwannee River.
Headlining Friday’s festivities will be Nashville recording artist Billy
Dean. A native of Quincy, Florida, Billy Dean moved to Nashville in 1983, where
he recorded his first top five country music hit Only Here For A Little While.
Dean’s unique repertoire has earned him numerous awards and appearances on
television shows as well as made-for-television movies. Additional featured
performers tomorrow night include SAIL High School Acoustic Ensemble, Sam Pacetti, Ellen & Gary Bukstel and Jeanie Fitchen.
The schedule for Florida Folk Festival activities tomorrow will be as
6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. SAIL High School Acoustic Ensemble
7:45 p.m. Sam Pacetti
8:30 p.m. Ellen & Gary Bukstel
9:15 p.m. Jeanie Fitchen
10:00 p.m. Billy Dean
One day passes are available for adults for $25 each day and three-day
weekend admission passes are $50 for adults. One-time admission of $5 for
children between the ages of six and 16 is valid all weekend and children under
six years of age are free.
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The Festival will begin:
Friday, May 27 2011
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, Florida