Volunteer for MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 11-13!

Great time to volunteer!

The Michigan State University Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions for the three-day annual community event, set for Aug. 11 – 13 in downtown East Lansing.

More than 300 agile and spirited volunteers help produce the festival, filling three- and four-hour shifts in a variety of areas, including staffing information booths, artist transportation, children’s areas, bucket brigades, and site set-up and tear-down.Volunteers get a commemorative T-shirt, entry to a festival artist-staff-volunteer party and other special perks.

The Michigan State University Museum presents this annual festival celebrating culture, tradition and community. Music and dance stages feature rhythms, sounds, stories and spectacular musicianship over three days, from blues to bluegrass, Irish Celtic, Percussive Dance, Cajun, Appalachian Banjo and more; a showcase of master artists in textiles, basketry, henna art and other traditional arts; AND Children’s Kidlore Activities Area, with hands-on fun for the whole family.

Festival hours are: Friday, Aug. 11, 6 – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12, noon – 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13, noon – 6 p.m. For information on volunteering, call (517) 432-GLFF or email glffvols@gmail.com. Or, find out more here!

The Great Lakes Folk Festival is supported by the City of East Lansing, Michigan State University Office of the Provost, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts. Additional in-kind faculty and staff support and staff expertise comes from the MSU College of Arts & Letters, University Outreach and Engagement, and Michigan State University Extension. ####