Thank you to each and every one of our supporting businesses. Without them, this festival could not happen. They provide funding, materials, facilities, discounts, in-kind labor, promotion and make working with them a pleasure. Please support them in any way you can.
The founders of the festival work all year long planning the festival, recruiting teachers, promoting the event and working with the other sponsors. The founders' organizations contribute heavily to keeping the festival's engine running. These businesses include Meadowood Music , with principals Mike Andrews and Paula Taylor, Little Cat Records with principals Tom and Betty Druckenmiller and both The Wayfarers & Co and the Pocono Dulcimer Fest with principal Norm Williams. Stacy Bechtel, Russ Rentler and Shea Zukowski have taken up the responsibilities relinquished by Mike and Paula, and the work goes on!
Godfrey Daniels , a premier live music listening room that has provided the Lehigh Valley with top quality entertainment since 1976 promotes the festival to its members and volunteers. It's one of the finest folk music venues in the country. Please support Godfrey's and their events.
The Blandon Lions Club, part of the Lions Club International, owns and operates the facilities where the festival occurs, Maiers Grove in Blandon PA. The Lions allow the festival to rent the lovely old-fashioned picnic grove every year on the second Sunday of July. Members of the Lions staff an on-site kitchen and sell food all day, including home-made ice-cream made the day before the festival. Lions Clubs around the country work to raise money to support vision and health.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Reading Musical Foundation support the Arts in the State of Pennsylvania and Berks County. Their generous financial support, past and present, allows the festival to have and maintain this website and to recruit local and regional musicians to teach nearly two dozen workshops on music used in old time music as well as nationally and internationally recognized old time artists to teach master sessions. These organizations allow the festival to offer things that would be beyond its reach without their support. Please donate money or time to these organizations to help keep Arts alive and vital in our community.
The Sing Out! Radio Magazine is a weekly, hour-long “magazine format” program, hosted by Tom Druckenmiller, featuring interviews in addition to “live” and recorded music. The program is currently being aired in over 25 markets nationwide and via podcast, available for download via iTunes (see above), and through the Stitcher App for iOS or Android.
The festival enjoys promotional support from local media. The Reading Eagle Newspaper, WEEU Radio and WDIY Radio all help us reach people who would want to know about the festival, its workshops and old-time music in general. Please, subscribe to, listen to and donate to these outlets of information to help them keep information flowing in our community.