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Montana Folk Festival announces first seven performers for 2022 festival

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Mar 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 16:59:18-04

BUTTE — The Montana Folk Festival announced on Monday the first seven performers confirmed for the 2022 festival, slated for July 8-10 in Butte.

There will be a total of 21 performers on the festival's six stages in Uptown Butte.

“In this 13th year, everyone planning to attend, no matter how well they think they know this festival, should come expecting to be amazed," said Festival Director George Everett. "This first set of performers only represents one-third of those who will be performing."

The first seven performers to be announced represent a variety of musical styles from across the U.S. and Canada. They are:

Pedro Giraudo Tango Ensemble
Style: Tango
From: New York, NY

Springfield Exit
Style: Bluegrass
From: Winchester, VA

Plena Es
Style: Bomba y Plena
From: Miami, FL

Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole
Style: Cajun
From: Lafayette, LA

Christine Tassan et Les Imposteures
Style: Gypsy Jazz and Swing
From: Montreal, Quebec

Cora Harvey Armstrong
Style: Gospel
From: Richmond, VA

Panfilo’s Guera
Style: Tejano Conjunto Fiddle
From: San Antonio, TX

Admission is free to all performances during the Montana Folk Festival, although organizers encourage a "Pony Up" contribution of $20 per person and $25 for a family to keep the festival going in future years. More information is available at the Montana Folk Festival website.