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2011 Festival Blog - Special Events

Soul Train Dance Party in 90 Seconds


We are happy to share this wonderful video of the June 30 Soul Train Dance Party. This was shot byRead More

August 30, 2011   1 Comment

Elizabeth Mitchell and Suni Paz Perform at Rinzler Memorial Concert


The life of Kate Rinzler was celebrated on July 9 with lively performances by two Smithsonian Folkways recording artists, ElizabethRead More

July 18, 2011   No Comments

Gettin’ Church with Gamble and Huff


A crowd of the faithful gathered last night at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s Motor City Stage, for “An EveningRead More

July 11, 2011   1 Comment

Concert of Children’s Music to Remember Kate Rinzler


Each year the Smithsonian Folklife Festival holds a special evening concert to honor both its co-founder Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) andRead More

July 11, 2011   No Comments

Highlights from the Festival’s Opening Ceremony


Highlights from the opening ceremony for the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Video edited by Michael Headley.

July 3, 2011   No Comments

Children’s Songwriters Performing on Saturday, July 9th at the Festival’s Rinzler Concert


Join us for a special children’s music concert on Saturday, July 9th at 5:30 p.m. on the World Stage inRead More

July 3, 2011   No Comments

Festival Audio – Opening Ceremony Highlights


In this, our inaugural Festival Audio post, we are replaying highlights from the Opening Festival Ceremony recorded on June 30,Read More

July 2, 2011   No Comments

Remembering Kate Rinzler


Each year the Smithsonian Folklife Festival holds a special evening concert to honor both its co-founder Ralph Rinzler (1934-1994) andRead More

June 24, 2011   2 Comments

Festival Opening Ceremony on June 30, 2011


The Folklife Festival’s Opening Ceremony will be held on the Motor City stage in front of the Smithsonian Castle onRead More

June 16, 2011   2 Comments