Infirmary Mound Park
4351 Lancaster Road
Granville, Ohio 43023
Denison students, faculty and staff, please check mydenison for discount tickets.
The lineup of musical talent, including Grammy award-winning artists, promises an exciting weekend for Ohiolina Music Festival - a celebration of the music and culture of the I-77 corridor from Ohio to North Carolina. This family-friendly festival at Infirmary Mound Park on Rt. 37 spotlights exceptional talent and brings to life a genuine, joyful Americana experience, and Denison is excited to partner with Ohiolina for this music-filled, amazing weekend and experience for our students and our community at large. Our very own Bluegrass Ensemble will take the stage throughout the three-day event. Denison students, faculty and staff, please check mydenison for discount tickets.
The musical influences of the Ohio/North Carolina region, a portion of Appalachia dotted with mining towns and anchored by two states with robust creative economies, brings us the banjo, fiddle, and the guitar, all traditional Appalachian instruments. The culinary influence of the region brings us farm-to-table feasts, a trend for some, but a long-established way of life for those in the agriculturally-rich regions of North Carolina and Ohio. To celebrate the richness of the cultural terrain, Ohiolina hosts a weekend of music, food, and experiences inspired by deep roots and is an event for everyone, families young and old, friends, neighbors, and lovers of the creative arts.
Sign up at: Ohiolina transportation link for round-trip van transportation to the Ohiolina Festival at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville.
The Ohiolina Workshops/Q&A sessions presented by Denison University
Where: Infirmary Mound Park Shelter #4
Cost: Free to all, no festival ticket required
Bring your instruments and questions!
All are welcome regardless of whether you play music or not. These sessions offer up a lot of historical and cultural perspectives
These workshops are a great opportunity to learn and interact with some outstanding musicians. Jamming is predicted and encouraged!
Friday Sept. 17
2 p.m. Dom Flemons, The American Songster® has a repertoire of music that covers over 100 years of early American popular music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, slam poet, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife and rhythm bones. Flemons was selected for the prestigious 2020 United States Artists Fellowship Award for the Traditional Arts category.
This workshop will include a Q&A session as well as instrument demonstrations.
4 p.m. The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. In this workshop they will take us through developing their unique string band sound.
Saturday Sept. 18
11 a.m. Al Scorch Clawhammer Banjo workshop
2:30 p.m. Hayes Griffin (Denison University 2010) improvising and jamming workshop for all acoustic instruments
Sunday Sept. 19
12:30 p.m. Men of God’s Heart: the award winning gospel group with demonstrate and discuss developing vocal harmonies