Sisters Folk Festival is kicking off its Summer of Festival series in style with a co-bill concert featuring Freddy & Francine and Sierra Ferrell! This first show of the summer will be held outdoors on the lawn at the Sisters Art Works venue, 204 W. Adams Ave.
They say hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is even better. Nashville’s powerful husband/wife duo Freddy & Francine had just that while writing their new album I AM AFRAID TO DIE! last year. They couldn’t have known it then, but by the time the album would be ready for release the world would be in the grip of a global pandemic – and they would have already painted its picture song by song. If you ask Freddy & Francine (whose actual names are Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso), the album’s timeliness is no coincidence. Its 10 songs are as universally relatable as all great songs, but listening in 2020, it’s impossible to look past their immediate relevance. Though I AM AFRAID TO DIE! seems like it was written about Coronavirus, the band says it was actually written to combat another pandemic – narcissism. “The obligation we feel as artists is to respond authentically to what we observe. On this record we aimed for a joyful celebration of the flaws in our humanity while facing the erosion of our collective spirit and looming extinction. We filter our anger, fear, and frustrations through our music and transmute it into joy!”
Food, beer, wine, cider and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase. Outside food and drink may not be brought in. Empty water bottles are allowed and there is a free H20 filling station in the venue. Dogs are not permitted in the venue.
SFF will be following all OHA public event guidelines in place at the time of the concert. Currently masking and social distancing will not be required since the event is outdoors but we are encouraging people to make use of the ample space on the lawn to spread out, especially those who are not yet fully vaccinated.
**To purchase youth (17 and under) tickets use the 'Best Tickets Available' option.