Search Website:
Live Contact - Click here

SECC Primary News

The latest news and hot topics impacting our local south side communities.

Folk Festival Returns February 14-16, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Folk Festival Returns for 2014.

The student-run Folklore Society has hosted the Folk Festival every Winter since 1961.

At the annual festival, which runs Friday 2/14 through Sunday 2/16, it’s a tradition for the performers to hang out for the afternoon with fans and acolytes at workshops, then play concerts in the evenings, and then stay in the home of a friendly Hyde Parker. Residents get to know the musicians, and the performers can get the benefit of a home-cooked meal, among other advantages.

Would you like to join a long line of fellow Hyde Park and Kenwood residents who have hosted performers during the weekend of the Folk Festival? 

This year the festival is February 14 - 16 and a few more hosts are still needed. Many families have done this for years and report enjoying it a lot. In addition to interesting and often fun company, comp tickets will be set aside for you on the evening of your choice in exchange for hosting. Most meals are provided for performers at the festival, so you will not be expected to provide meals. Contributing a place for people to stay is a huge financial help to the Folklore Society.  Contact Nina Helstein for more details about hosting.

For more information and a full list of performers and workshops, visit