Folkstage is an uninterrupted, one-hour concert featuring some
of the best traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. The live
concerts can be heard Saturday's at 8 PM on WFMT, immediately preceding
The Midnight Special.
About 26 concerts per year are broadcast live from our studio
in front of an audience. The remainder of the concerts are from our archives that
stretch back 55 years, recent recordings made in the Chicago area, live broadcasts
from the Old Town School of Folk Music, or recorded portions of our live studio
concerts that were not previously broadcast.
The series is totally listener funded, and made possible in part
by Nancy Clark, Andy & Becky Anderson, Freddi Greenberg & Dan Pinkert, an Anonymous
Family Foundation and the members of the WFMT Fine Arts Circle.
NEXT LIVE FOLKSTAGE:
Saturday, September 21
Frank & Allie Lee
Frank and Allie Lee are a harmony-powered old time duo. Their April 2018 release, Roll On, Clouds
, showcases their favorite
songs from over two years of performing together, yet remain rooted in the old time aesthetic. Frank's nylon string fretless banjo
is the dominant instrument, with guitar, slide guitar, and Allie's banjo and harmonica adding to the musical texture. Frank and Allie,
core duo of longstanding string band The Freight Hoppers, have traveled extensively as touring musicians. Frank, a founding member
of The Freight Hoppers, has impressed audiences all over the United States, Canada, and northern Europe with his signature clawhammer
sound. Allie is a founding member of The Whipstitch Sallies, a band from Indiana that toured in the Midwest, North Carolina, Colorado,
and Hawaii. Together, the pair is a powerhouse duo with appearances planned across the country, and they toured France for two weeks
in May 2018. In addition to performing, Frank and Allie screen print music-themed t-shirts, available on their website. They also
organize an old time music retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains in the spring called the Banjo-Fiddle Frolic.
Visit the web site.
Fresh roasted coffee for Folkstage members provided by Alchemy Coffee, 416 Linden Ave.,
Wilmette (one-block west of CTA Purple Line terminus). (847) 251-4334
HOW TO GET TICKETS TO LIVE FOLKSTAGE CONCERTS
To attend WFMT's live broadcast Folkstage
concerts in our studio, you must join the
WFMT Fine Arts Circle for one year. The first year requires an initiation fee of $25 plus $250
per person as the yearly membership and request Folkstage
as your thank-you gift. After
the first year, Folkstage
membership costs $250 per person per year. Memberships are
non-transferrable. We ask that you join during one of our fundraising Fine Arts Circle fundraisers
in April or November, during the time Folkstage
or The Midnight Special
broadcast. (We will accept memberships at other times during the fundraiser by prior arrangement.)
We present approximately 26 live studio concerts per year, although we make no guarantee of the
total number. Under no circumstances
do we sell admissions to individual concerts.
You must subscribe for the year to attend. Donations to the WFMT Fine Arts Circle are tax deductible
to the extent provided by law. All Folkstage
memberships come with free parking for the concerts
within yards of the door. If you have questions, please use our
Join the WFMT Fine Arts Circle