Celebrity News: Arlo Guthrie, John Anderson & Billy Dean play the 60th Annual Florida Folk Festival on Memorial Day Weekend

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Florida Folk Festival (credit: Florida DEP)

Florida Folk Festival (credit: Florida DEP)

Listen to Arlo Guthrie, John Anderson & Billy Dean on your Florida vacation

One of America’s oldest state folk festivals, the Annual Florida Folk Festival is celebrating its 60th year this weekend at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Headlined by John Anderson, Billy Dean and Arlo Guthrie, there will be over 300 performances in the lineup, from swing and blues to bluegrass and jazz.

Arlo Guthrie

Son of legend, Woody Guthrie, Arlo’s career started early when he sang with his Dad on “This Land is Your Land”.  He garnered attention when he premiered “Alice’s Restaurant” at the Newport Folk Festival. Arlo plays the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments.

John Anderson

Best known for the Seminole Wind, platinum-plus album, this country music legend’s hit ‘Swingin’ was recently cited in the AMOA’s top-forty list for biggest jukebox hits of all-time, in good company with artists like Elvis and the Beatles. He’s also the winner of the the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award and 1983 song of the year

Billy Dean

Award-winning Billy Dean moved from Quincy, Florida to Nashville to record this country music hit Only Here For A Little While. Among TV and movie appearances, and running the Billy Dean Music Group, Dean is also a spokesperson for various charities.

Other Artists

Additional featured performers include Ben Prestage, Hannah Dean, Rachel Carrick, Bob Patterson & Friends, The Young & The Old String Band, Clyde Walker, Amy Carol Webb, Frank Thomas, Doug Gauss and more.

The Details:

Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 25 on the banks of the Suwannee River in Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Gates open at 10 am each day and the cost is $25/adults or $50/weekend; $5/children 6-16.

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