WoodyFest, Cincinnati's annual musical tribute to the life of American folk singer Woody Guthrie, blows into town each spring. Long-time Cincinnati folk musicians Jake Speed & the Freddies join forces with Cincinnati's foremost folksters to play two hours of Woody Guthrie tunes while they tell the story of this iconic Dust Bowl balladeer whose songs gave voice to hard-hit, depression-era working folks. The intimate setting of Northside's newly renovated Liberty Exhibition Hall echoes with tunes like "So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya," "This Land is Your Land," and even Bob Dylan's Woody-inspired "Song to Woody." Tickets are $10 online (CLICK HERE for tickets) and $10 at the door, beer & wine are available at the bar, and light snacks are provided by event sponsor, The Queen City Balladeers. Finally, Downbound Books (an independent bookstore in Northside) will be on-site to sell a collection of books on Woody Guthrie, folk music, labor history, politics, and more.
What: WoodyFest in the Hall: An Evening of Woody Guthrie Tunes & Stories.
How Much: $10. Click here to order tickets.
Who: Jake Speed & The Freddies with special guests Mike Oberst (of The Tillers), Ed Cunningham (of the Comet Bluegrass Allstars), the Juggling Tom Sparough, and Connor Albers (co-host of Boiling Point on WAIF)
When: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 7pm-9pm
Where: Liberty Exhibition Hall in Northside, Cincinnati (3938 SPRING GROVE AVE. CINCINNATI, OHIO 45223)
Parking: Limited on-street parking is available on Spring Grove, Cooper Street and Hoffner Street. Several parking lots owned by the Northside Business Association are nearby: 4023 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223. There is free parking available in the lot behind the Environmental Health Dept. at 3845 William P. Dooley Bypass, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Park there and walk through the alley to the Liberty Exhibition Hall.
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