10th Annual Great Indoor Folk Festival Strums Into Traverse City

The Great Indoor Folk Festival is back at Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City for its 10th annual year.

For a decade — it’s lured hundreds of musicians and thousands of people to enjoy a little different atmosphere than normal.

“The great indoor folk festival was started about 10 years ago,” said the coordinator for the Great Indoor Folk Music Festival, Adair Correll.  

“We have over 100 musicians that typically participate,” he said.

“It’s a chance for these musicians to get out of their normal venues they play in to break the winter up and it’s a nice opportunity for everyone to be heard,” said a performer, Brian Poirer.

“This whole area is well known for its writers and poets and artists and musicians so again it’s just our little way of giving back to the community,” said Correll.

“Most of the people at festival have a big smile on their face and that’s what I see when I look out into the audience, he said. “Everyone is smiling and having a good time and if we can accomplish that what more can you ask for.”

“They’re all smiling and they’re having a great time and they’re enjoying the music we’re paying for them,” said Correll.

“It makes me feel great to see all the people smiling back it really does,” he said.

“This is a very busy world that we live in we have all sorts of things happening everyone’s got stuff to do yet it’s neat to see over 100 musicians unite to produce what is really a fun afternoon,” said Correll.

“We all love to play it’s a good time,” said Poirer.


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