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Big Muddy Folk Festival
Boonville, Missouri
April 2—3, 2004


Inside Thespian Hall The vines of the Vineclad City have long withered and browned. Winter has brought its bag of tricks, from warm western winds to the “wintry mix.” The muddy Missouri runs mighty low, suffering from a five-year drought in parts of its valley.

Thespian Hall has been pretty quiet the past several weeks. The extensive restoration work of two years ago has earned the Friends of Historic Boonville a Preserve Missouri Award for 2004 from Missouri Preservation. The award presentation is scheduled for March.

river.jpg - 4004 Bytes We’ll raise our voices in song for this, our 13th Big Muddy Folk Festival with singers from far and wide and a variety of traditions. A couple of long-time dreams have come true this year. Songwriter Bill Staines will be with us, as will our dear friends the Boyer family from St. Louis. Some local artists in the lineup will surprise you, and we should have a good mix of folks to make for some interesting workshop sessions.

Funding assistance from:
The Missouri Arts Council,
a state agency, and
Isle of Capri Casino

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