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Fiddle & Folk Festival at Benner’s Farm
September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Folk Music Society of Huntington is pleased to be a sponsor of the ninth annual Fiddle & Folk Festival that is being presented by Homestead Arts and the Greater Port Jefferson-North Brookhaven Arts Council on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 12-8 p.m., at the historic, organic Benner’s Farm on Gnarled Hollow Road in East Setauket.
Chris Smither, who has previously performed for FMSH, makes an all-too rare local appearance during the family-friendly festival that also features a number of talented Long Island-based artists (including the Americana band Quarter Horse that headlined the Huntington Folk Festival in July). There will be several stages this year, artist-led workshops, opportunities to jam, and an open mic on the back of a 1924 Model T truck, as well as activities for children all afternoon. FMSH will also have a table at the festival.
Tickets (priced at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $13 for children) will be sold on-site. In the interest of protecting public health during the ongoing pandemic, attendees are advised to wear masks when within six feet of other people. More information about the festival — including a complete schedule and artist bios—can be found online at fiddleandfolk.com.
Thank You for supporting the Long Island Live Music Community
Founded in the late 1960s, the Folk Music Society of Huntington generally presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, FMSH presented concerts virtually – via its Facebook page and YouTube channel during the 2020-2021 season that ended in June. FMSH hoped to resume presenting in-person indoor concerts this fall and intentionally delayed booking artists due to the changing pandemic environment and the different needs and skills required in presenting indoor vs. virtual concerts. FMSH’s board of directors does not feel it is yet safe and feasible to present live indoor concerts. The booking committee will be announcing virtual concerts shortly.
In the meantime, FMSH reaches out to the music community to help fill its current needs. Among these are additional support for efforts such as Constant Contact, website content management and updating, technical skills (including livestreaming, creating Facebook and YouTube events), and artist booking.
If you are interested in volunteering your time, services and talents, please email president@fmsh.