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Shawano Folk Music Festival: History

          (Shawano, WI)

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          The Old Time Music & Craft Festival has been held in Shawano, WI since 1979. This page lists various historical facts about the Festival found in the printed program booklets.

| Past Performers Index | Festival Names / Directors / Dedications / Themes |


Festival Names
  1. Folk Festival -- 1979
  2. Old Timer's Music & Crafts Festival -- 1980
  3. Old Time Music & Craft Festival -- 1981-83, 1987-1997, 1999-2004
  4. Old Time Music & Crafts Festival -- 1984-86, 1998
  5. Shawano's Folk Music Festival -- 2005
  6. Shawano Folk Music Festival -- 2006-date

Festival Directors
      (with links to the complete lists of 1996-2003 performers installed on this site, plus program booklet scans)
      [Pardon the fuzzy scans of 1979-1983. They are scans of photocopies.]
      Thumbnail views of all Cover scans can be seen on the Shawano Festival Program Cover Scans page.   (Warning to Dialup users: many graphics, very slow page load.)
  1. 8/??-??/1979 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Joel Kroenke
              (the festival dates are not mentioned anywhere in the program)
  2. 8/16-17/1980 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Joel Kroenke
  3. 8/14-16/1981 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Skip Jones
  4. 8/13-15/1982 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Skip Jones
  5. 8/12-14/1983 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Skip Jones
  6. 8/10-12/1984 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Cary Fellman, Tom Thalmann, Marilyn Thalmann, David Wilhelms, Jim Herman
  7. 8/09-11/1985 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Festival Committee
  8. 8/08-10/1986 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- James Masino
  9. 8/07-09/1987 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Tom Thalmann
  10. 8/12-14/1988 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Mary Ann Schoenike, David Wilhelms
  11. 8/11-13/1989 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Carol Ryczek, Sue Franke, Dolly Danbury
  12. 8/10-12/1990 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Dolly Danbury, Carol Ryczek
  13. 8/09-11/1991 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Joel Kroenke, Ken Lemmens
  14. 8/07-09/1992 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Joel Kroenke, Ken Lemmens
  15. 8/06-08/1993 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Skip Robertson
  16. 8/12-14/1994 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Skip Robertson
  17. 8/11-13/1995 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Terri Peterson, Gene Hersey, Dave Rand
  18. 8/09-11/1996 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Terri Peterson, Linda Blohowiak (the first year I attended)
  19. 8/08-10/1997 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Linda Blohowiak, Jim Herman
  20. 8/07-09/1998 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Linda Blohowiak, Ken Lemmens
  21. 8/06-08/1999 -- Linda Blohowiak
  22. 8/11-13/2000 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Sandra Smith, Norm Cook, Skip Jones
  23. 8/10-12/2001 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Norm Cook
  24. 8/09-11/2002 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Joyce Skonieczny
  25. 8/08-10/2003 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Joel Kroenke, Terri Peterson, Norman Cook

    When I find my copy of this program I will fill in the missing name.

  26. 8/13-15/2004 -- ?

  27. 8/12-14/2005 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Dori Jerger
  28. 8/11-13/2006 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Dori Jerger
  29. 8/10-12/2007 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Dori Jerger
  30. 8/08-10/2008 -- Program Cover / Volunteers -- Linda Blohowiak, Dori Jerger
          Complete 2008 Program Booklet - (PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat reader)
  31. 8/07-09/2009 -- Dorthy Zerbe, Joel Kroenke, Ron Dennis
          Complete 2009 Program Booklet - (PDF format, requires Adobe Acrobat reader)

Festival Dedications
  1. 1981 -- Tom Martin-Erickson / Memorial: Mike Carter (19??-1981)
  2. 1982 -- Memory of Dr. Edward F. Mielke
  3. 1983 -- Memory of Stan Rogers (1949-1983) / Memoriam: Dan Wallace (1939-1982)
  4. 1984 -- Sue Krueger
  5. 1985 -- Skip Jones
  6. 1986 -- Memorial for August Laude (1893-1986)
  7. 1987-1994 -- none
  8. 1995 -- Joel Kroenke
  9. 1996 -- Joanne Frank, Dorothy Owen, Norm & Sandy Cook
  10. 1997 -- Dave & Kazuko Rand
  11. 1998 -- Organizers of first 20 festivals -- Dedication
  12. 1999 -- Sandra Smith, Judy Murphy
  13. 2000 -- In Memorial: George Furse
  14. 2001-2003 -- none

    When I find my copy of this program I will fill in the missing info.

  15. 2004 -- ?

  16. 2005 -- Peace
  17. 2006 -- Remembering Tom Dundee (1946-2006)
  18. 2007 -- Bill Jorgenson (1930-2007)
  19. 2008 -- Larry Penn - Dedication / In Memoriam: Bruce Utah Phillips (1935-2008)
  20. 2009 -- In Memoriam: Harold Braun 1932-2009

Festival Themes
  1. 1991 -- Across the Ages ... All Together Again
  2. 1992 -- Enlightenment
  3. 1993 -- Wisconsin & Friends
  4. 1994 -- Wisconsin Patchwork
  5. 1995 -- The River of Life
  6. 1996 -- Heritage & Harmony
  7. 1997 -- Wood, Wind & Song
  8. 1998 -- Coming Home
  9. 1999 -- Harmony in the Woods

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URL: http://www.folklib.net/wi/otmcf/otmcf_history.shtml
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