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Second Sunday dance planned

Wisconsin-based performer Johnsmith will perform at the next Second Sunday Folk Dance.

CRYSTAL FALLS — The 35th annual season of the Second Sunday Folk Dance series begins with award-winning sing-songwriter Johnsmith on Sunday in Crystal Falls.

The concert starts at 4 p.m. and includes an opening set by White Water and a one-hour concert by special musical guests. The second half of the event is a 90-minute dance with music by the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert. Dean and Bette Premo, who perform as White Water, organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series.

For more than 30 years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He is a favorite at festivals, clubs and house concerts.

In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released eight solo CDs, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville.

Admission is $7 for adults; children age 15 and younger are admitted free.

In addition to the October event, the line-up of guest musicians for the 35th season includes Gerry O’Beirne on Nov. 10, Laurel Premo Trio on Dec. 8 at the Crystal Theatre, Mark Dvorak on Jan. 12, Brian Miller and Nora Rendell on Feb. 9, Stas Vanglevski and Misha Litvin on March 8, and May Erlewine on April 5.

To sponsor the SSFD with a tax-deductible donation, contact Bette Premo at 906-822-7889.

The Fortune Lake Camp is 2 miles west of Crystal Falls on U.S. 2. Turn south on Bible Camp Road and drive for less than a quarter-mile. Turn right on Fortune Lake Camp Road and just drive a short distance.

The full season schedule is available at www.secondsundayfolkdance.com.