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Yakima Folklife 2009

Posted by Julies Music on Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 10-12, 2009

Yakima Valley Museum & Franklin Park
27th Annual - still FREE
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The Yakima Folklife Festival is held in the Yakima Valley Museum and adjacent Franklin Park and all events are free to the public. There are over 60 performance acts and the audience is around 10,000 (for the entire festival).The festival is always held on the second full weekend in July. 







Yakima Folklife Performers:


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Hillary Matson



Uncle Joe's Banjo Band



Wapato Indian Club Dancing




John Spitler




Zuva Marimba








Klapa DooWopella







Festival at the Park:

Music & dance performances will be set up on three outdoor stages and the Yakima Valley Museum's Great Hall Stage at Yakima’s Franklin Park. 

Downtown Performances:

Concerts are showcased Friday and Saturday night at Yakima Sports Center, Bob's Keg & Cork, The Depot, Santiago's, Buhrmaster Bakery, and the North Town Coffeehouse.

Raffle tickets are available to win a Martin Backpacker Guitar donated by Taylor Music (Value $299) or a Michael Kelly Mandolin, donated by Ted Brown Music (Value $795) Tickets are: $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. You can purchase tickets at the Folklife Booth each Sunday at the Yakima Farmers Market or at the Festival.


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