Big Muddy Folk Festival
Thespian Hall proudly bears the weather over at Main and Vine, looking better perhaps than ever. Patrons last year were treated to a newly renovated interior with some of that work finished only a few days before the Big Muddy Folk Festival started -- a week and a half after the festival sold out. Even after our celebration there was still some gilding to be completed, and now the hall glistens like the jewel it is with a patina of nearly 150 years.
For this, our 12th Big Muddy Folk Festival, we are happy to present a fine collection of folk music with songs old and new and instruments of every hue; from the northern Arkansas to Chicago’s south side, from eastern Europe to western Illinois. We have a good collection of groups this year representing some of the diversity of American folk traditions, all of whom present the variety and dynamics a working collaboration can offer – and a few soloists who can focus the attention all on their own.