Ocrafolk Festival is Three Days of Fun

Here's the complete schedule of music, dance, and storytelling for June 3-5th!

(RAIN OR SHINE, We are on! Subject to change) For more information about the Festival, click here

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
12:00 PM ~ Ocrafolk Festival Info/Merch Booth Open for business on the grounds of Books to be Red on School Road
Live Oak Stage (at Books to be Red)

New Ocrafolk artist Lipbone Redding
New Ocrafolk artist Lipbone Redding

1:00-1:45 PM -- Michael Stanwood
2:00-2:45 PM -- Beleza
3:00-4:00 PM -- Oak Grove String Band

4:30-6:30 PM -- Ocrafolk Festival Fundraising Silent Art Auction & Live Auction Preview (Berkley Manor)
5:00-7:00 PM -- A Taste of Ocracoke ~ (Ocracoke Preservation Society/Berkley Manor) Stop by the Ocracoke Preservation Society to check in and purchase your "Ocrabucks" to use on some small plate delicacies across the street at the Berkley Manor, and at participating restaurants around the village. Some of the finest and freshest seafood anywhere!
5:00-6:00 PM -- Mahalo Jazz 2 (Berkley Manor) Listen to incredible jazz by Alison Weiner & Robbie Link while you peruse the auction
6:00-7:00 PM -- Craicdown & Friends (Berkley Manor) Fantastic world music!
7:00 PM -- Ocrafolk Festival 50/50 Art Auction ~ (Berkley Manor) A much-anticipated event, this year's 50/50 Art Auction has some real treasures from local artists—Ocracoke and the OBX. Complimentary desserts will be offered to guests and a cash wine/beer bar will be available during the preview, 4:30-6:30. The auction will start promptly at 7:00 PM. Artwork offered is previewed on website and pre-bids accepted online up until the start of the auction.

Kaira Ba returns again this year!
Kaira Ba returns again this year!

8:30-10:00 PM -- Menage 'a Trio ~ Madame Presidents/The Yes Team ~ (Live Oak Stage at Books to be Red)
10:15-Midnight -- Raygun Ruby ~ (Community Center) April Trueblood, Lou Castro, and Jubal Creech. Dance to hopping tunes! Cash bar.

(Festival grounds on School Road and Howard Street)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM -- Music, Stories, Artisans, & Food from Coastal Carolina and beyond!

LIVE OAK STAGE (Hosted by John Golden)
10:00-10:45 AM -- Bucket Brothers
11:00-11:45 AM -- Beleza
12:00-12:45 PM -- Green Grass Cloggers (w/ Rodney Kemp)
1:00-1:45 PM -- Martin Garrish & friends

Ocracoke's own The Madame Presidents have been voted into the Festival line-up!
Ocracoke's own The Madame Presidents have been voted into the Festival line-up!

2:00-2:45 PM -- Cassie & Maggie MacDonald
3:00-3:45 PM -- Blue Eyed Bettys
4:00-4:45 PM -- Donald Davis
5:00-6:00 PM -- Molasses Creek

HOWARD STREET STAGE (Hosted by Louis Allen)
9:30-10:00 AM -- Mahalo Jazz 2
10:00-10:45 AM -- Donald Davis  
11:00-11:45 AM -- Cassie & Maggie MacDonald
12:00-12:45 PM -- Lipbone Redding
1:00-1:45 PM -- Oak Grove String Band
2:00-2:45 PM -- Yes Team
3:00-3:45 PM -- De Tierra Caliente
4:00-4:45 PM -- Bucket Brothers

10:00-10:45 AM -- Clyde's Critters Painting
10:00 AM -12:00 PM -- Fish Print Ts ($10 suggested donation)
11:00-11:45 AM -- Alberti's Flea Circus
12:00-12:45 PM -- Juggling Workshop with Jef the Mime
12:00-2:00 PM -- Tie Dyeing
1:00-1:45 PM -- Alberti's Flea Circus
2:00-2:45 PM -- Green Grass Clogging Workshop
2:40 PM -- Paperhand Puppets parade (meet at school circle)
3:00-3:45 PM -- Alberti's Flea Circus

The Blue-Eyed Bettys were new to Ocrafolk last year, and coming back for 2016!
The Blue-Eyed Bettys were new to Ocrafolk last year, and coming back for 2016!

WORKSHOP AREA ~ United Methodist Church Grounds (Host Bob Zentz)
Visit Bob Zentz’s Homemade Hootenanny Tent celebrating 50 years of of story and song as told in the Folk Legacy Records “Ramblin Conrad Story”

9:00-10:00 AM -- The Legend of Ramblin Conrad w/Bob Zentz & Jeanne McDougall
10:00-10:45 AM -- “Digeradoos and Don'ts" (and other odd instruments) w/Michael Stanwood, Lipbone Redding and Bob Zentz"
11:00-11:45 AM -- Meet Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
12:00-12:45 PM -- "Menage 'a Trio” The Yes Team, The Blue Eyed Bettys and The Madam Presidents
1:00-1:45 PM -- "Nova Scotian Traditions" w/Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
2:00-2:45 PM -- "Ocracoke's Music History" w/Martin Garrish, John Golden and Lou Castro
3:00-3:45 PM -- "Jazz Jam" w/Alison Weiner, Robbie Link, Lou Castro and The Bucket Brothers
4:00-4:45 PM -- "Sexy South American Sounds" w/Beleza and De Tierra Caliente

This photo is from 2014, but lucky for us, Berto, Rob, Madeleine and Cassie will all be back for 2016!
This photo is from 2014, but lucky for us, Berto, Rob, Madeleine and Cassie will all be back for 2016!

6:00-7:30 PM -- Admiralty Party aboard the Skipjack Wilma Lee. This is a $75 ticketed event to support the Ocrafolk Festival. Participants enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres dockside and then set sail with Captain Rob Temple at the helm. Music provided by the MacDonald Sisters and Bob Zentz and Jeanne MacDougall. Space is extremely limited. If you are interested, you can pre-purchase tickets online or see if space is available at the Ocrafolk Festival Info/Merch Booth (Community Square Docks).

7:30 PM -- Paperhand Puppet Kid's Parade (Community Square)
8:00 PM -- Ocracoke Squaredance with Philip Howard (Community Square)
8:00 - 9:15 PM -- Donald Davis (Community Center)
9:00-10:00 PM -- Kaira Ba (Community Square)
9:15-10:00 PM -- Celtic Roots with Cassie & Maggie MacDonald & Friends (Live Oak Stage)
10:15 PM -- Beleza (Community Center)
10:15 PM -- Oak Grove Bluegrass Jam (Community Store)
10:15 PM -- Michael Stanwood (Deepwater Theater)
11:00-Midnight -- Lipbone Redding (Deepwater Theater)  
11:00-Midnight -- De Tierra Caliente (Community Center)

7:30 AM Tai chi/qi gong with Terrilynn Grace West at Lifeguard Beach (rain location Deepwater Theater)

9:15 AM - Gospel Sing with hosts Gary Mitchell & Louis Allen
11:00 AM - Services at the Ocracoke Churches
12:00 PM - Kaira Ba
1:00 PM - Ocrachicks
2:15 PM - Oak Grove String Band
3:15 PM - All Star Jam (Hosted by Rob Sharer)

1:00 PM - "Our Favorite Songs" w/Michael Stanwood, Louis Allen, and Friends
2:00 PM - "Growing up on Ocracoke" w/Rodney Kemp and friends



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