Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival Set For May 26


Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will host the annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival on Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of traditional folk music.

At 10 a.m. Jhon Akers will be playing classical guitar reciting Sandburg's poetry. At 11 a.m. Jon Shain, a traveling professional musician, graces the stage with traditional acoustic and blues tunes.

The Carawan Family Band performs traditional folk music at 12 p.m. Guy Carawan was instrumental in teaching songs such as "We Shall Overcome" to protesters of the 1960s. He...

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