The Zeiterion Theater presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival from Saturday July 7 through Sunday July 8, 2018 with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music. This year the festival includes folk legend Tom Rush, singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler, Garnet Rogers and John Gorka, Americana-bluegrass band Mile Twelve, the folk-fusion Laura Love Duo, Blues masters Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Hubbie Jenkins of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Celtic-Jazz sounds of the Jeremy Kittel Trio and many more.
The New Bedford Folk Festival presents over 90 shows on 8 stages. The festival runs from 11 am to 9 pm both days and is located in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and throughout the 11 blocks of historic downtown New Bedford and the Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Performers are presented in concerts and in the popular festival “workshops” which feature 3 or 4 performers or groups on stage at the same time in one-time, unique shows. Thousands of people from New England and across the nation attend the festival over the weekend, making it a major destination for this summer weekend. This year’s festival promises an exciting and memorable celebration which shows the city of New Bedford at its best.