Claremont Folk Festival

33rd Annual Claremont Folk Festival

May 9, 2016

By: Hannah McCauley

Rain or shine, the annual Claremont Folk Festival is returning for its 33rd year on May 22, 2016. Presented by the Claremont Folk Music Center Museum, this will be a day of music, food, beverages and more at the Sontag Theatre located on the Pomona College campus in Claremont. 

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Gates will open at 3 p.m. and the first act will begin at 4 p.m. The lineup this year will include Quetzal, a Grammy Award winning East LA chicano rock group, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, a highly acclaimed, internationally recognized music and dance group. You can also enjoy the entertainment by Tom Morello, a seditious guitarist and acoustic musician and David Lindley, a multi-instrumentalis. 

In addition, various workshops will be held at the Folk Music Center on a first come, first served basis and are included in the price of admission. Workshops will include an Introduction to Banjo with Kent Besocke, Mountain Dulcimer with Leo Kretzner and a History of Protest Folk Songs with Ross Altman.  

Food will be sold by the local gourmet restaurant Pappas Artisanal, drinks will be sold by Dale Bros Brewery, Claremont Craft Ales and Plume Ridge Wine Merchants and Burt & Rocky’s will sell ice cream.  Personal food and beverages will not be permitted into the venue.

The Claremont Folk Music Center Museum is a non-profit organization committed to promoting folk music, art and culture to Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. All ages are welcome to come out and enjoy a day filled with the beautiful sounds of folk music.


The Claremont Folk Festival will be held at the Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College, 333 N. College Way, Claremont, CA 91711 on May 22, 2016, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $32.04 and can be purchased at this website. All ages are welcome. Free parking in the Pomona College parking structure, and limited parking on the streets. For more information, call (909) 624-2928 or visit this website.