When it comes to folk music festivals, storytelling is also part of the event.
“It is an important part of the genre,” said Michael Stock, WLRN radio host for folk and acoustic music.
“Folk music night is a good match for MOCA because performers are artists as well,” said Stock.
Grant Livingston, singer and songwriter, will perform at the event. Florida history and the environment are some of the main topics in his songs.
“This is where I grew up and I think it is a wonderful place,” said Livingston. “I believe it is good to talk about how we can protect the environment and protect the Everglades.”
The evening will also feature storyteller Jim Gregory, Valerie C. Wisecracker and Uproot Hootenanny.
“When you think of bluegrass, some people may think of older folk,” said Stock. “But Uproot Hootenanny has a young, progressive bluegrass sound.”