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Enjoy Nashville Recording Artist Billy Dean Performance at the 59th Annual Florida Folk Festival

~Florida music, dance, food, crafts and history to be celebrated~

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 follows:

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.

For more information, please visit www.FloridaFolkFestival.com. For more information on Florida state parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org

The Festival will begin:

Friday, May 27 2011
6:30 p.m.
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
11016 Lillian Saunders Drive
White Springs, Florida



Last updated: May 31, 2011

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