Door County’s Harmony by the Bay Closes Concert Season with Folk Festival

Edi Kwasi Gbordzi

Harmony by the Bay will close the 2011 concert series on August 31 at 7 pm with a folk festival featuring the best of blues, folk, pop, and world music, with artists Julian Hagen, Jay Whitney, Lynn Gudmunsen, Jeanne Kuhns, and special guests Dorothy Scott and Edi Kwasi Gbordzi & The Projkt Timbukale.

Hagen is a native of Washington Island, whose music is inspired by hundreds of years of ballads and folk tunes from the rich and historic culture of Door County. Whitney is the founder and front man of Big Mouth, brandishing his blues chops all over the county.

Gudmundsen is a violinist and fiddler who moves easily between bluegrass, jazz, Irish, blues, folk and original compositions. Kuhns’ muisc celebrates life, is joyful, open hearted and down to earth.

Scott’s record Restless Machinery was voted #1 in the 2002 Local Favorites Chart Section of Rolling Stone Magazine. Known for her daring and uncompromising performances and amazing guitar playing, Scott has toured the U.S., Sweden, Ireland and Canada.

Edi Kwasi Gbordzi & The Projkt Timbukale will perform a blend of Afro-funk, reggae, and traditional roots music. Gbordzi is a native of the Ewe Tribe of Ghana. He performs and teaches workshops and seminars of West African/Ghanaian traditional music and dance throughout the U.S.

The Martin Park Bandshell is located on the Corner of Third Avenue and Oregon Street in Sturgeon Bay. Food and refreshments will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, concerts will move to The Lodge at Leathem Smith at 1640 Memorial Drive.For more information call Terry Lundahl at 920.493.5979.