BOLTON LANDING - Folk singers have traditionally drawn crowds in public venues as they sing about life's woes and joys, and to air their opinions on aspects of the human condition that need resolution.
In the 1960s, these modern-day troubadours captured public attention as they performed in parks and elsewhere, singing ballads of their experiences and odyssies.
Beyond entertainment, these open-air concerts brought people together for a renewal of spirit and to spread messages of peace and social justice.
The Bolton Chamber of Commerce annually captures that spirit in their Fabulous Folk Fest, which is set in the scenic Rogers Park so people can listen to the captivating music with the shimmering waters of Lake George as a backdrop.
The 6th annual Fabulous Folk Fest is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 6 with a deep lineup of singers, fireworks at dusk - and a lot of other family activities occurring simultaneously in Bolton, including the town's arts and crafts festival.
Onstage in Rogers Park for the Fabulous Folk Fest are a group of folk singers who have roots in the southern Adirondacks and environs.
Set to perform are Adirondack-bred folksinger Dan Berggren, dulcimer player and vocalist Susan Trump, the renowned Zucchini Brothers and the emerging duo Mike & Ruthy, Folk Fest organizer Cindy Farbaniec said.
"We're offering a really outstanding group of folk musicians this year, and it's going to be a great event for the whole family," Farbaniec said. "We invite everybody to come to Bolton and make it a full day, spending time on the beach, exploring the arts and crafts sale, and saying 'Goodbye' to summer in a most marvelous way."
Susan Trump opens the folk festival at 10:30 a.m., Followed by Berggren at 11:30 a.m. and Mike and Ruthy at 12:30 p.m. These three acts repeat their sets from 1:30 on, followed by the Zucchini Brothers, who play the last set from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The audience is encouraged to stay until dusk for the town's annual fireworks display.