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Takoma Park Folk Festival to Honor Woody Guthrie

The festival is free to everyone.

In a little over a week, Takoma Park Middle School will be flooded with lovers of folk music.

This year, the 35th edition of the Takoma Park Folk Festival, on Sept. 9, will be honoring the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie.

"That first year, 1978, a one-stage festival was held at Takoma Park Junior High School, and it raised about $1,100 to help keep the Takoma Theatre out of the hands of a developer," according to the festival website.

The festival will run from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is free to everyone.

There will be music and dance from around the world on seven stages.

"Some performances are designed for audience participation, particularly our dance workshops, the Seventh Heaven stage, and the many activities at and surrounding the Grassy Nook, our children’s stage," according to the website.

Takoma Park Patch will be there to take photos and record the fun, so look out for our coverage.

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