The Woodstock Folk Festival will present its first in-person spring concert since 2019on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 2 p.m./CDT at Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St., next to the Woodstock Opera House on the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. The concert will feature Grace Morrison and Radoslav Lorkovic. In addition, local favorites Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys will open the concert.
This concert unites one of the folk world’s most popular emerging artists with one of the most revered performers and collaborators in the music community. Cape Cod-based Grace Morrison is a young singer-songwriter. She burst on the scene with official showcases at Folk Alliance International regional conferences and as Most Wanted Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. She was the Grand Prize Winner in the 2016 New England Music Songwriting Contest and a finalist in many other contests. In addition to her singing and songwriting skills, she also plays piano, banjo, and synthesizer.
Equally exciting, born in Croatia, Rad is a classically trained folk and blues musician known for his flair on the piano and accordion. In addition to his critically acclaimed solo performances and recordings, he has also accompanied many other artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Greg Brown, Ellis Paul, and Ronny Cox. His 30-year touring career has led him from the taverns of the upper Mississippi River to the castles of Italy.
Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys
In addition, opening the show you’ll hear Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys; Cheryl. Pete Jonsson, Marty Brunkalla, and Jim Seidel perform Americana and Roots music.
Don’t miss this great afternoon of music on Sunday, April 16.
Tickets purchased in advance via the Woodstock Opera House are $20/per person plus a $2 handling fee; call the box office at 815-338-5300 or go to woodstockoperahouse.com to purchase your tickets. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the concert for $25/per person.