'Wanderers' set to perform at Folk Fest event

The Way Down Wanderers will perform durning the "Halfway to the Folk Fest" lineup announcement on March 19.

From Local Sources

The Way Down Wanderers are the featured act for the annual "Halfway to the Folk Fest" lineup announcement and fundraiser Saturday, March 19.  Local and regional singer-songwriter Bethany Boeglin will perform a brief opening set.

The show will be held in the family friendly back hall of American Legion Post 124, Ferdinand.  oors will open at 6 p.m., Boeglin will perform at 7:30 p.m. and The Way Down Wanderers will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased online at www.ferdinandfolkfestival.com or www.itickets.com/events/356140.html.

"The Way Down Wanderers were fan favorites at the 2015 Ferdinand Folk Festival and we're proud to play host to them again, particularly on a more intimate scale at the Ferdinand American Legion," said Ferdinanad Town Manager Chris James, a Ferdinand Folk Festival committee member. "This is a great opportunity to support the seventh annual Ferdinand Folk Festival and be entertained at the same time."

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, The Way Down Wanderers, a five-piece alternative folk band from Chicago, draw listeners in with their energy and originality and captivate fans with their unique and touching story. Banjo player Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player Collin Krause are half brothers who met each other for the first time six years ago.  The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres.  In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band members' dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical and rap music blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics, and standout melodies.   

The seventh annual family and environmentally friendly Ferdinand Folk Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 in Ferdinand's 18th Street Park.  A variety of food, art and environmental education booths, along with workshops and children's programming will complement the day's music. There is no charge for the festival




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