Sisters Folk Festival announces a second, outstanding free summer concert at Fir Street Park. On Saturday, August 22, Santa Cruz, California artist Keith Greeninger will bring his easy-going soulful folk to downtown Sisters. These shows, supported by the Roundhouse Foundation, provide an opportunity for the Folk Festival to give back to the Sisters community that supports their programs so well. This show comes after a well-received concert with Matt the Electrician, who performed to over 200 appreciative fans August 6.
“Fir Street Park is a gathering place to celebrate our community and bring people together. These shows are our way of saying thanks. We commend the City of Sisters and all who contributed to its creation, and they did an outstanding job representing the best of what Sisters Country has to offer, it is a welcoming and artful place in downtown Sisters,” says Brad Tisdel, creative director of Sisters Folk Festival.
Saturday’s concert starts at 6:30pm, and audience members are encouraged to bring low-back chairs and blankets, as seating is not provided.
Keith Grenninger has been to Sisters many times, and has created a following unparalleled in the area. As a singer-songwriter, Keith paints intricate portraits of the human condition with powerful melodic images, deep engaging guitar rhythms and husky, heart-wrenching vocals. His masterfully crafted tunes and powerful presence have earned him the top songwriting awards at the prestigious Telluride Blue Grass Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Napa Valley Folk Festival. Keith has toured the national Folk and Americana circuit extensively for over two decades. Keith is friend to many, and has taught at the Americana Song Academy, worked with students in Sisters for over a decade, and performed at the September Sisters Folk Festival many times, including last year with Bill Payne, keyboardist for Little Feat.
Anna Tivel, from Portland, OR will open the show. She is an exceptional artist who has played the Folk Festival the past two years, both solo and as part of the Shook Twins band on fiddle. Tivel is an extraordinary singer and a fine writer with an intriguing and captivating lyrical quality.
The stage at Fir Street Park will be a free venue during the 20th Anniversary Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 11-13, 2015. With performances starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday, the community will be able to see Americana Project students and alumni, and some of our headlining talent.
For more information, please visit Sistersfolkfestival.org.
High-res image of Keith Greeninger