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20th Annual Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell National Historical Park

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LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL® A Lowell Tradition – 20 Years of Folk, Food and Fun JULY 28-30, 2006

The Lowell Folk Festival®--the largest free folk festival in the nation--is three days of traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, and more. Tap your toes to Zydeco, Mariachi, Bomba, the Blues, and more. Dance through the Streets with a New Orleans Brass Band, savor the taste of ethnic food from around the world, witness master craftsmen at work, bring the family - there is something for ALL! All on six outdoor stages throughout the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Friday, July 28, 7:00-10:00 pm; Saturday, July 29, noon-10:00 pm; Sunday, July 30, noon-6:00 pm. Presented by Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Festival Foundation, National Council for the Traditional Arts and the City of Lowell. Highlights of the 2006 Lowell Folk Festival® lineup include:

The Quebe Sisters Texas Fiddle / Western Swing Maestro's Men polka Le Vent du Nord Quebecois Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys Cajun Hayden Thompson & The Rhythm Rockers Rockabilly Dan Paisley & Southern Grass bluegrass Los Pleneros de la 21 Puerto Rican bomba y plena Liz Carroll & John Doyle Irish Git - Hoan Dancers Traditional Alaskan Tsimshian song and dance Kekele Congolese - African Jim Alberti Flea Circus flea circus - street performance Inca Son Peruvian Hot 8 Brass Band New Orleans Brass Band Eddie Pennington Kentucky thumbpicker Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Mexican mariachi The Bullock Brothers gospel Ana Vinagre Portuguese fado Panygiri Greek Calderone/Boncore Italian/American Yorick Marionette Theater Czech marionette puppeteer The Bobby Parker Band blues Chinese Folk Art Workshop Chinese Lion/Dragon Dance Broto Roy Indian raga and rhythm

For more information, contact Lowell National Historical Park, 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852, tel #978-970-5200(V); #978-970-5002(TDD) or visit us at www.lowellfolkfestival.org

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