Program Host(s): Lilli Kuzma
Join host Lilli Kuzma for a great mix of folk artists and styles, from traditional and contemporary folk, to doses of related and influenced styles, like folk-rock, bluegrass, country, blues, Celtic, world, Americana, and more. Folk Festival presents entertaining themed shows plus topical and historical segments, and regularly hosts outstanding live studio guests, both Chicago-based and national touring acts. There are frequent ticket and CD giveaways, and on each show listeners are informed about area/regional concerts, workshops, and events, with the Chicagoland Folk Calendar. Lilli presents the show live, affording a fresh and direct presence with the listeners.
Dec 10th: Festival Mixer Edition! Eclectic with a holiday twist
Dec 17th: 'Holiday Hoot' with many special musical guests live in studio!
Dec 24th: 'Christmas'
Dec 31st: 'End of the Year Special' highlighting 2019 favorites
Jan 7th: Eye-themed show for '2020'
Jan 14th: Andrew Calhoun performs his annual "Burns Night" program in honor of poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. This is also an Event Night a limited audience can attend, with advance seating reservations required via email to host at LKupbeat@aol.com
Jan 21st: 'Remembering Pete Seeger' and more
Jan 28th: Festival Mixer Edition!
Dec 3rd: Featuring talent from The Lake County Folk Club live in studio for a song swap: Scott Engstrom, Cath Kasmer, Chuck VanderVennet, David Callan, Judi Z, and Randy Anderson
Nov 26th: Thanksgiving Special featuring Muriel Anderson live in studio
Nov 19th: Acclaimed artist, Noah Zacharin, on tour from Toronto, live in studio, and performing a pre-radio show concert to a small audience. Advance reservations required. Email host at LKupbeat@aol.com
Nov 12th: Acclaimed songwriter, Buddy Mondlock, live in studio, and performing a pre-radio show concert to a small audience. Advance reservations required. Email host at LKupbeat@aol.com