Save the dates – WAMFEST returns to FDU’s Madison campus on Monday, October 28th, Tuesday the 29th, and Wednesday the 30th! This year’s festival will focus on Appalachian heritage and how we can help to preserve and extend both its arts and the environment that gave birth to them.
Confirmed performers include the experimental, socially conscious and incredibly gifted poet C.D. Wright (pictured), former coal miner and iconic old-time banjo player Lee Sexton, the very talented and entrancing country/jazz songbird Tomi Lunsford (also the great niece of influential folklorist and musician Bascom Lamar Lunsford), and Joe Lovett, founder and executive director of Appalachian Mountain Advocates, an exceptional and important organization that works to save Appalachia from mountain-top removal coal mining and other atrocities. Throughout the events, WAMFEST performers and organizers will emphasize and discuss environmental advocacy relating to Appalachia and the Hudson River. As usual, our wonderful Artist-in-Residence Wesley Stace/John Wesley Harding will be hosting the festival. More performers T.B.A.
WAMFEST is free of charge. Non-students are strongly encouraged to attend; tickets will be available soon. Stay tuned for more details.