Listening Near and Far

No matter where you are, you can enjoy the great sounds the American Folk Festival has to offer. WERU community radio, based in Blue Hill, is joining the festival for the 13th year to spread the music near and far. WERU will be stationed at the Bangor Daily News Railroad Stage and broadcasting live on 89.9 in Blue Hill, 99.9 in Bangor and on the internet via on Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm.

This means your friends and family can enjoy the same great music as you from anywhere in the world. This also means that you can start reveling in the Folk Festival atmosphere from your car when driving into the festival!

Some of the performers to be broadcasted on the air include Bon Débarras (Quebecois), Bill Kirchen (Telecaster guitar master), Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban), Lutchinha (Cape Verdean), Diunna Greenleaf (blues), West African Highlife Band (West African), Jones Family Singers (gospel), Cambalache (Son jarocho), Blue Highway (bluegrass), and Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton). For a full schedule of performers at the Railroad stage as well as the other stages, visit the American Folk Festival online.

WERU will also have an outreach booth near the stage where festival-goers can chat with radio volunteers and pick up WERU bumper stickers, hats, T-shirts and program schedules.

The Railroad stage is always a favorite place to appreciate the diversified cultural music, so if you cannot make it out to the festival each day, you can always bring the festival into your home with WERU. This is a great opportunity to experience everything that the festival has to offer. You don’t want to miss out!

As someone who has enjoyed these festivals from the beginning, a big thanks to WERU for making the American Folk Festival music so available for the music lovers. It is great to have these performers heard all around the world.

To get your American Folk Festival schedule, click here.

Dan Cashman

About Dan Cashman

Dan Cashman has been involved with the American Folk Festival since 2011 and is currently serving on the board of the Festival. For more information about the American Folk Festival, visit