Great Lakes Folk Festival Set-Up Transforms East Lansing

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The stage is set!

MSU MUSEUM, EAST LANSING, MI – Tents, chairs, sound systems, stages, banners and booths are being installed today in preparation for the Great Lakes Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of culture, tradition and community produced by the Michigan State University Museum Aug. 11-13 in downtown East Lansing.

Work begins today on the Albert Avenue Dance Stage in downtown East Lansing. Motorists should be advised that some streets in downtown East Lansing will be blocked off beginning Friday morning.

Now in its sixteenth year, the Great Lakes Folk Festival features music and dance stages, hand-made goods in the GLFF Marketplace, Michigan Heritage Awards, hands-on children’s area, exhibits and presentations – all showing how these cultural traditions are passed on and shared.

The festival begins Friday with a performance from the Irish Celtic band Connla at 6 p.m. on the M.A.C. Stage. Admission is by donation. For more information, call the MSU Museum at (517) 432-GLFF.