Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2011

Smithsonian Folk Festival 2011

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back on the National Mall in Washington DC  Thursday June 30th to July 4th and July 7th to July 11th. This year’s free Festival features Rhythm & Blues, the culture of Colombia, and the Peace Corps.

The full daytime schedule is here.  Evening concerts include: a Soul Train Dance Party with Don Cornelius and Questlove, Martha Reeves, Aires del Campo y ¡Ayombe! Música Vallenata, The Funk Brothers, Chirimía la Contundencia y Cimarrón, Fred Wesley and The New JBs, The Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali, the Dixie Cups, and more.

See you on line at the food concessions.

Some Festival artists will perform at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage.

Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. Comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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One Response to “Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2011”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “A food snob’s guide to the Folklife Festival,” Tim Carman, Washington Post blog

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