50 Years of Folk Music at Nordic Fest

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Anna Rue, Marcus Cederstrom, and Nathan Gibson from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will discuss the history of the Folk Music Festival, held during Nordic Fest starting in 1968 in Vesterheim’s Bethania Church at 1:30p.m. on Friday, July 27, and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. They’ll highlight some of the archived festival recordings and talk about their project Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest. Find more info about Vesterheim’s connection to the Folk Music Festival in this Vesterheim magazine article here.

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Check out the full schedule of events for Nordic Fest.