joe dreyfuss

joe dreyfuss

We are sad to announce that co-host Joe Dreyfuss passed this morning, Dec. 7, as a reult of illness that put him in the hospital earlier in the week. Joe was a great friend and colleague and will be greatly missed. His contributions to the show and everything else he touched will long be remembered. RIP Joe. He was 66 years old.

Prescott Folk Festival

The Cimarron Sidekicks will perform at the 40th Annual Folk Music Festival in Prescott, AZ Oct. 6 – 7.

By Harry Alexander

Arizona’s own Cimarron Sidekicks will be performing at the 40th Annual Folk Music Festival in Prescott Oct. 6 – 7.  Group Member Bob Sampson has been a guest on the Voices of the West show. You can llisten to the podcast here.

Here’s more info, courtesy of the Sharlot Hall Museum:

This is Arizona’s longest-running folk music festival and features musicians performing on four stages.  This premier event includes educational and informative workshops on musical history, musical styles and iconic musicians.

At least 30 new performers will be participating this year bringing a new vibrance and vitality to this 40th annual event. Plan to visit both days, Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, to revisit with old friends and comfortable sounds, or discover new talent and exciting “licks.”

There are plenty of opportunities to jam on our beautiful grounds – the porch on the historic Territorial Governor’s Mansion has proven to be a popular venue year after year.  If you are a musician, be sure to bring your instrument – all levels are welcome.

Throughout the two-day event, workshops on a wide range of musical subjects will be conducted by the performers and group members.

What: 40th Annual Folk Music Festival

When: Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

Where: Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. (Two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza)

Admission: $10 one-day general admission, $8 one-day for Museum members, and youths 17 and under are FREE
$15 two-day pass general admission and $12 two-day pass for Museum members

The tentative Performance and Venue schedule for the two-day event, as of September 17, 2018 is shown below (subject to change and artist availability):

Tentative Performance & Venue Schedule

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