Nietzsche’s FolkFest 2017 Lineup includes Folkfaces, Jonathan Richman

Nietzsche’s dropped the lineup for the 2017 edition of their FolkFest, which takes place next week at the famed Buffalo club. The second annual FolkFest features headliner Jonathan Richman and NYS Music 87/90 act Folkfaces.

After a successful inaugural year, Nietzsche’s brings back their FolkFest for 2017. The fest kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 11. Jonathan Richman, known for his work with the Modern Lovers, headlines the festival on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.

Tyler Westcott and Dr. Jazz kick off the festivities on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with some old time swing and gypsy jazz. The headliner on Wednesday is the Oddjob Ensemble from Santa Rosa, California at 10 p.m. Following them is 18 Wheels and a Crowbar.

Thursday night features the Heenan Brothers followed by local act the Observers. The Dishonest Fiddlers, of Northeast Pennsylvania headline the night at 10:30 p.m. Rockabilly Steve and RB3 close out the night at midnight.

The fest starts to heat up on Friday with Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird from Rochester headlining the night at 11:30 p.m. The music kicks off with Cooper and Gin at 10 p.m. followed by Utica’s the Old Main at 10:30 pm. Ryan Sutherland and Dave Brown cap off the night at 1 a.m.

Follow the festival headliner show with Jonathan Richman, there is a second late night show with second tier headliners the Crooked North at 10 p.m. The late show also features NYS Music 87/90 act Folkfaces at 11:30 p.m. followed by Pine Fever at 12:30 a.m. The festival concludes at 1:30 a.m. with Chris James and Mama G.

Admission for Wednesday and Thursday nights is $5. Friday and Saturday’s late night run $10 with Saturday’s headliner set costing $15 to get in. All shows are 21 and over, though minors will be admitted when accompanied by an adult.

Nietszche’s FolkFest 2017 Lineup

Wednesday, Nov. 8
Oddjob Ensemble
18 Wheels and a Crowbar
Tyler Westcott and Dr. Jazz
No Illusions
Bess Greenberg
Tough Old Bird
Old Time Hoedown
Cairde “That’s Irish for Friends”
Mike & Kathy

Thursday, Nov. 9
The Dishonest Fiddlers
The Observers
The Heenan Brothers
Rockabilly Steve & RB3
Greg Barresi
Nickel City String Band
James Robert Kibby

Friday, Nov. 10
Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird
The Old Main
Cooper and Gin
Ryan Sutherland and Dave Brown

Saturday, Nov. 11
Jonathan Richman
Pine Fever
The Crooked North
Chris James & Mama G

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