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May 26 - 28, 2017


 A Weekend of Entertainment,
Participation and Exhibits

Along the banks of the historic Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida, folk artists have gathered to celebrate Florida’s land, people, and diverse cultural heritage. Since its humble beginning in 1953, the Florida Folk Festival has not only grown to become Florida’s most prestigious affair, but also named “Florida’s Best Cultural Event.” The festival has recently been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a “Top 20 Event” in the southeastern United States for 2015.


Livingston TaylorTom Chapin and EVA (Saturday evening)

Livingston TaylorTom Chapin and EVA found themselves together in New York City in early 2014 and someone said, “What this world needs now is a new funky folk group.

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Melanie (Friday evening)

With her sweet, captivating voice, quirky yet insightful songwriting and bubbly, free-spirited hippie persona, pop and folk singer/songwriter Melanie totally epitomized the "flower power" counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Jim Stafford (Sunday evening)


Winter Haven native; Jim Stafford is a comedian, singer, songwriter, and entertainer extraordinaire. 

Billy Dean (Friday evening)

Les Dudek (Saturday evening)

Papaloko & Loray Mistik (Saturday evening)

Plena Es (Saturday evening)

Renesito Avich (Friday evening)

Frank Thomas (Sunday evening)

Ben Prestage (Sunday evening)

Jeanie Fitchen (Saturday evening)

Red Henry and His All Star Band (Sunday evening)

The Currys (Sunday evening)