Festival 2023

 

 

South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival

Feb. 4-5, 2023

Are you worried about the weather for the festival? Rain? Cold? This year ALL music and activities are covered! Chairs will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own beach chairs for greater comfort. 

Bergeron Rodeo Grounds

4201 SW 65th Way, Davie, FL 33314

The rodeo grounds are West of the Florida Turnpike (the Griffin Road exit), State Road 7, I-95 and South of I-595, State Road 84 and East of I-75. The location is near the corner of Davie Road and Orange Drive at 4201 Rodeo Way.

Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Please make sure that they have been vaccinated and do not have “jingly” collars.

Food Information

We will have  3 food trucks (see vendor page), but you are welcome to bring in your own food as well. 

Schedule: 

There will be a printed copy of the program and schedule at the gate, but you can also download a copy of the program here:  Festival Program and Schedule

Saturday Performer bios to download

Music will start at 12 pm. Doors will open around 11 am. 

Gator Stage 

Main Stage 

12-12:50 PM

South Plantation High School Jazz Ensemble

Knights of Swing

Under the direction of Charlie Arbelaez

12:30-1:20 PM

Nick Annis 

Singer songwriter, political satire

Think of me

 

1-1:50 PM

Mike Agranoff  

Singer-songfinder

Raconteur

Mike Agranoff

Would you like to play the guitar

1:30-2:20 PM

Reckless Saints

 Americana duo

reckless saints

Walkin on a wire 

 

2-2:50 PM

Sarah McCulloch and Raiford Starke

Country/Americana Singer-Songwriter

Sarah McCulloch

Sawmiller’s Daughter

2:30-3:20 PM

Eddy Balzola

 Cuban Jazz Guitarist

Eddy Balzola

Philadelphia

3-3:50 PM

Grant Livingston

Florida Singer Songwriter

Gary Bremen

Storyteller and National Park Ranger 

Gary Bremen and Grant Livingston

One Everglades

Songs and Stories of our National Parks

3:30-4:20 PM

Jordi Baizan  

Texas singer/songwriter

Jordi

Looking for a heart

4-4:50 PM

Michela Musolino 

Sicilian Singer/World music performer

Michela Musolino

Playing at the Richmond Folk Festival

 

4:30-5:20 PM

Valerie C. Wisecracker & Walking Catfish

Florida songwriter and storyteller

Val C Wisecracker

I work at a shell shack

Gator Stage and other tents are closed…

 

Go enjoy the main stage! 

5:30-6:20 PM

Brian Smalley

Guitar Virtuoso 

Brian Smalley

Original acoustic from the Riverhawk festival 2021

Crystal Bowersox

6:30-7:20 PM

Crystal Bowersox

Singer/Songwriter

American Idol Season 9

American Idol Performance-Up to the Mountain

The Storm

Until Then

 

Sunday performer bios to download

Gator Stage

Main Stage

12-12:50 PM

Jazz Education Community Coalition

Organized by Nicole Yarling

JECC webpage

Jazz Education Community Coalition

JECC Groovin 2021 @ Pinecrest

12:30-1:20 PM

Vinnie Del Basso

with Bill Ackerman

Broward Rockers

Vinnie and Bill

Blues, Folk, Rock

Performance at the S. Fl Folk Fest 2017

1-1:50 PM

Karen Feldner

Singer/songwriter

Karen Feldner

Take my Heart and Run

1:30-2:20 PM

Scott Jackson

Singer/songwriter

Scott Jackson

Florida Highway @ Will Mclean Festival

2-2:50 PM

John R. Butler

Singer/songwriter

John R. Butler

 

 

 

Oh Miami @ Will Mclean Festival

 

2:30-3:20 PM

Annie Wenz & Tom Prasada-Rao

Folk and Acoustic Singer Songwriters

Annie Wenz  Braver Angels  

Tom Prasada-Rao  $20 Bill 

3-3:50 PM

Alligator Alley

Bluegrass

Alligator Alley

Bluegrass group 

3:30-4:20 PM

Ruth Wyand 

Country Blues 

Ruth Wyand

Till it’s safe to go outside 

4-4:50 PM

Aaron Nathans

Philadelphia Folk Singer/Songwriter

Aaron Nathans

Media page

4:30-5:30 PM

Grant Peeples  

Political songwriter  

Grant Peeples

The Hangin’-Grant Peeples at Acoustical Cafe, Austin, TX

Gator Stage and other tents are closed…

 

Go enjoy the main stage! 

5:30-6:20 PM

The Kennedys  The Kennedys

 Music Home page

Rambling String Band

6:20-7:30 PM

Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band

Matthew Sabatella

Bluegrass and Americana

Matthew and the Rambling String Band

More Festival Fun

Workshops

Workshops will be held from 12:30-4:30 Daily under the Front Food Area in front of the arena. 

Saturday Workshop

 

Sunday Workshops

Sunday  workshop

Note: Please bring a phone or tablet to Mike Agranoff’s workshop. 

Jam Tent

Bring your instruments and plan to Jam with others from 12:30-5:30 daily! The Jam space will be held in the BACK food area behind the arena.

song circle

 

Kid’s Area

 12:00-4:00 pm 

kid ukelele

We will have a space for kids to come and have fun and be creative! On Saturday from 12:30-1:30 there will be a UKELELE workshop for kids. Ukes will be available for kids to explore and learn.  On Sunday, there will be a drum making workshop from 12-1 pm.

We will also have arts and crafts, storytelling and games for the kids. Kids 12 and under come FREE to the Festival! 

Camping

RV

There will be camping available at the festival. There are a limited number of RV spots with hookups.

Tent and primitive camping is available. NO FIRES!!

Camping is free to performers and vendors, all others can pay using the Paypal link below or zelle payment to browardfolkclub@gmail.com (please be sure to note that payment is for camping!)

Be sure to contact Brian Wolfson at Brian@gotfolk.com to reserve your camping space after you have paid! 

     2 nights (Friday and Saturday)     $40             

    1 night       $25   

 

Vendors

Check out all of our vendors 

We are looking for a variety of vendors to sell their crafts at the festival. ($50 for the weekend)

We also have limited free space for non-profit organizations who would like to have a booth at our festival. 
Please contact peterfoxmassage@gmail.com to book your spot. 

Vendors can zelle payment to browardfolkclub@gmail.com to reserve your space. 

Festival Sponsors

We are seeking sponsorships to make this event a success and to further our efforts to support performers, artists and music students in South Florida throughout the year.  

Sponsorships are as follow:

Bronze             $100.00.

Silver               $250.00           2 weekend Festival tickets   

Gold                $500.00           2 weekend Festival tickets +

                         name on Sponsor’s Banner, ½ page in Festival Brochure

Platinum.      $1,000.00          2 weekend Festival tickets +

                          name on Sponsors Banner, FULL page in Festival Brochure

Sponsor names will be announced from the stages several times during the event.  Sponsors will additionally be listed in the day’s program AND included on our website for the next year.

If you’d like to be a sponsor of the 2023 South Florida Folk and Acoustic Music Festival, email browardfolkclub@gmail.com or contact Bill Wunderlich (1947auto@gmail.com) to arrange payment and perks.

If you paid through the Paypal links, please be sure to contact us to arrange tickets and listings on our banner and brochure. 

Raffles

We will have a daily 50/50 raffle. You must be present to win this raffle. 

We will have a weekend raffle for 2 guitars and a drum. 

If you are willing to help by donating items or helping us acquire donations for additional raffles, please contact us at browardfolkclub@gmail.com.

Thanks to Penny Lane Music Emporium for donating an instrument for our raffle! You can always count on Armando and Penny Lane staff for great access to local music and fine instruments. 

Thanks to Cornelius Funk for donating one of his original drums for our Raffle. 

Cornelius Funk