First Things

Something Folksy

New folk music festival hits town

Folk music lovers rejoice! A new festival for you kicks off this month in Portage.

The first K’zoo Folklife Music Festival will be held from 1–4 p.m. on July 9 at the Overlander Bandshell, 7999 S. Westnedge Ave.

Organized by the K’zoo Folklife Organization in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, the festival will have performances by regional and national bluegrass and folk acts, including Edgar Loudermilk Band and local favorite Who Hit John?

Admission is free. For more information visit or contact 327-7145.