FRESNO, CA - Bluegrass, old-time, country and Celtic traditional bands will be featured at the first-ever Harvest Home: A Festival of Traditional Americana Music, Saturday, October 6th, 12-7 PM at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies, 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730. The festival is part of the Parties for the Parkway program and is a fundraiser for the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust.
Bands, in order of appearance, are Eva Scow and Le Petit Strings (string band jazz), Lark (Celtic), Evo Bluestein, Terry Barrett and Barry Shultz (old-time fiddling and more), Two for the Road (Celtic and American roots), Barwick and Siegfried (country and bluegrass from Grass Valley) and the GrassKickers (bluegrass). Inside the historic ranch house, RoseTree (Celtic) will play two sets and a workshop, “Fiddle Styles of the American Southwest” will feature Jared Dean, Linda Guerrero, Bill Lehr, Carl Parnell, and EZ Marc Poschman.
Food from local food trucks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. In addition to musical performances, other activities will include a 1-hour special children's program and a Dia de Los Muertos art exhibit curated by Arte Americas will be open for viewing. Musician’s CDs will be available for purchase.
The festival is made possible thanks to the support of various individuals, programs and businesses including Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities, Fresno State Humanics Program, Reza Assemi, Paul Halajian Architects, Lance-Kashian and Co., France Squire, Bill and Shirley Golden, Smith, Horn & Braun. Several sponsors are local developers and architects who are working to restore and preserve historic buildings in the San Joaquin Valley. The sub-theme of the festival is, therefore, Historic Music in a Historic Venue with the backdrop for the music the circa 1890 Riverview Ranch House. The musicians and music groups have been organized and coordinated thanks to Karana Hattersley-Drayton.
Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 for River Parkway Trust and Fresno Folklore Society members. Tickets are available at reservations.riverparkway.org and through the Fresno Folklore Society website at fresnofolklore.org. Accompanied children age 15 and below are free.
Finn Telles, Director of Business Development
559-248-8480 ext. 216