Maypole Folk Festival is a celebration of the best of Chicago’s folk music scene. It’s a call to commemorate the coming of the summer, and for all the city’s folks to come together — old-time with bluegrass, Mexican folk with country blues, and the young DIY community with the city’s veteran players. It’s a chance to listen and dance to some of Chicago’s best traditional music in one of the city’s favorite alternative venues.
Headlining the fest this year is BLACK BEAR COMBO, channeling traditional music from eastern Europe + the Balkans, punk rock, as well as free jazz, and experimental folk project MOON BROS. Also joining this year's fest are ragtime/hot jazz/hillbilly band DEVIL IN A WOODPILE; old time barn dance enthusiasts the GOLDEN HORSE RANCH BAND; Chicago folk music staples GLASS MOUNTAIN; GOLOSA RUSSIAN CHOIR & more.
For more information, see www.maypolefolkfest.com.