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Sue Beevers Memorial Concert
The CONCERT will begin with some of our terrific young musicians. The Gillingham girls (two sets of twins) and Sam Cunningham will get us started. They are all students of Evo Bluestein and musicians for the local English Country Dances.
Next, we will listen to the keyboard expert, Nate Butler, followed by our lovely bellydancer, Stephanie Akers. Then, our blues man, Glen Delpit, will give us some of his tasty Louisiana-flavored renditions.
Next, we will hear a combination of fabulous musicians: Steve Ono, Eva Scow, Kevin Hill and others. None better.
Announcements for the winners of the Silent Auction-will that winner be you?
We will end the evening listening to Scats on the Sly. Swing,
40's standards and jazz vocals. Sue Beevers was a valued member of this band for many years, as a fiddle player and singer.
ALL THESE FOLKS (and the Sound Engineers) ARE VOLUNTEERING THEIR EXPERTISE to support the next generation of musicians and dancers. Please join them in this wonderful effort.
Speaking of volunteering, we will need help, starting at 2 PM and continuing throughout to manage the food situation and the ongoing cleanup, as well as setting up our shady Shama Yama. More work at the end of the concert, moving chairs and collecting the items left behind-we call them Potluck Orphans. The Shama Yama will probably come down the next day.
If you can help, please call Sherron Brown (323-9298).

Jim and Lynn Ross 80th Birthday and 60th Wedding Anniversary Party
Saturday June 27 at their daughters' place in Clovis.
5PM Potluck with details to follow.
So far Scats on the Sly and Stephanie Akers are on the list. We need a dance caller and band.
Steve Ono will be organizing the stage and doing sound. To get a slot contact him at 559-307-3610 or
80 – 60 – 90 PARTY

Jim and Lynn Ross are celebrating their 80th Birthdays and 60th Wedding anniversary year with a Fresno Folkore Society and friends potluck on June 27, 2015 from 5:00to 10:00.
The party will feature Swimming, Belly Dancing by Stephanie, Called Dancing with music by the FFS Players, Swing Dancing with music supplied by “Scats on the Sly”, and a Concert organized by Steve Ono, featuring the talented Fresno Folklore Folks. We’ll have time for jamming, so bring your swimsuit, and towel, instruments, a chair, some food to share, and your dancing shoes, for a great time!

Lynn’s Jam will be available for purchase to help our musicians. Come one, come all to help Jim and Lynn in their great celebration, to be held at their daughter and Son-in law, Kelly and Tim Olday’s back yard in Clovis at 9332 E. Mesa, Clovis, 93619. Signs will direct you to parking in their back lot. Please enter through the side gate to their yard. Get in touch with Steve Ono at to play a song or two on the concert schedule


Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum with special guests
Sunday, August 30, 2015 — 6:00 PM 5:00 Potluck
Wolk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno CA 93711
Tickets: $15 ADV/FFS $20 Gate
Purchasing Tickets: National Hardware and Patrick's Music
For information call: (559) 307-3610

Since forming a musical partnership in 1986, when Tom first joined Laurie’s acclaimed band, Grant Street, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum have recorded 12 albums and performed around the globe. These Grammy-nominated artists (for their 1995 album The Oak and the Laurel) are widely regarded as among the leading lights of modern bluegrass and are highly-prized by their peers as sidemen and producers.

International Bluegrass Music Association executive director Dan Hays calls Laurie “one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time.” Acclaimed musician Sam Bush puts it more simply, calling her “a great singer, terrific fiddle player, fine songwriter, and one very good band leader.” Laurie also performed on both the Grammy-award winning, 1997 IBMA album of the year True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe, and the Grammy-nominated Ralph Stanley & Friends’ release Clinch Mountain Country.

Steve Ono Concert mgr 559-307-3610
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The Wolk Folk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno, CA
Frank's Place at the Warnor's Theatre 1432 Fulton Street Fresno 559-264-2848
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis
Arte Americas 1630 Van Ness Fresno
The Severance Building 1401 N. Wishon Ave. Fresno, CA 93728

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All of our performances are being recorded and are available to our members. We have Audio recording and CD/DVD production capabilities available to our members and associates. We can assist with copyright and performance rights registration and filings. We provide on line distribution through CDBaby, ITunes and Amazon. We can provide short run duplication and CD/DVD printing.
Who We Are The Fresno Folklore Society (FFS) is a non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of preserving folk arts, especially traditional music, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

What We Do We sing, we dance, we play music, and some tell stories. Above all we have fun and provide venues for the community to hear and enjoy "alternative" music. The goal of FFS is to promote music and dance of many cultures.
Membership is open to the community: $20 per year, individual; $30 family. Benefits: a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events and a discount for most concerts. We do encourage families. The Folklore society is a family affair. Children are welcome to all events--well, almost all.
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