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Lowdown: Weeklong Folklife Festival Starts Today

For the next eight days, Blue Lake will act as Humboldt County's de facto soul with the return of the Humboldt Folklife Society's annual Folklife Festival. Now in its 35th year the event almost exclusively features local performers and is a great way to succinctly experience a huge swath of Humboldt's musical talent. Your Lost Coast Outpost has compiled the entire list of performers and events below: 


Humboldt Crabs vs. Walnut Creek Crawdads

Arcata Ball Park / 4 p.m. / $8

Hometown baseball, baby.

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Humboldt Folklife Festival Kick-Off Party

Mad River Brewery Tasting Room / 5-9 p.m. / Free

Launching eight days of music in Blue Lake. Music by The Pilot Rock Ramblers and Chris Parreira.

668-4151 / Web site

Participants Marathon Marimba Concert

HSU Native Forum / 8 p.m. / $10 / $7 students/seniors

Audience members are welcome to come and go over the span of four hours. Part of the Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

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The Submarine Show

Dell'Arte / 8 p.m. / $12 / $7 kids under 12

Two men crash their submarine on bottom of the sea.

Arcata Farmers' Market

Arcata Plaza / 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local produce, meats flowers and more. Music at 10 a.m. (Click for music schedule.)

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Ferndale Farmers' Market

Main Street, Ferndale / 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

On the corner of Shaw and Main streets. Sustainable farms sell local produce direct to the consumer.

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Wanna Write a Song? Do It!

Mantova's Two Street Music / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. / $125

Saturday songwriting workshops for kids ages 9 to 17.

267-8792 / josephine.jhnsn@gmail.com / Web site

Samoa Bikes by the Bay

Samoa Drag Strip / noon

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Nature Story Time

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center / 2 p.m.

444-1397 / Web site

Blue Lotus Jazz

Larrupin Cafe / 5-8 p.m. / Free

677-0230 / davewilsonguitarist@yahoo.com / Web site

No Covers

Redwood Curtain Brewing Company / 8 p.m.

826-7222 / Web site

The Heir Apparent

Redwood Curtain Theatre / 8 p.m. / $15

Modern comic genius David Ives adapts Jean-Francois Regnard’s 1708 masterpiece, wherein Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his miserable old uncle, Geronte.


Six Rivers Brewery / 9 p.m.


839-7580 / Web site

Karaoke w/ Chris Clay

RJ Grin's Lounge / 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. / Free / 21+

445-0844 / cleo.nice@redlion.com /

Simple Creation

Blue Lake Casino and Hotel / 9 p.m.

Roseville band blends reggae, rock, roots, and dub to complete their sound.

668-9770 / Web site


The Forks / 9 p.m.-1 a.m. / 21+

Local rock 'n' tonk.

530-629-2679 /

Don's Neighbors

Cher-Ae Heights Casino / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local rock band.

800-684-2464 / Web site

The Roadmasters

Bear River Casino Resort / 9 p.m. / 21+

Local country institution.

733-9644 / Web site

Fire Pony

The Pine Cone Tavern / 9 p.m. / Free / 21+

Six piece rock and roll band.

541-813-1551 / pctavern101@gmail.com / Web site

Pressure/Anya DJs

The Ritz / 9:30 p.m. / 21+

Dance ... dance ... get on down in ya undapants ...


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