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Every spring, St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival brings some of the biggest names in Americana to The Sheldon and The Stage at KDHX. The 2019 headliner is the two-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Iris DeMent.

The weekend-long, multidisciplinary event kicks off Thursday, March 21 with the annual Murder Ballad Ball, where high-profile St. Louis musicians like Ryan Koenig and TJ Muller perform their own takes on some of the darkest songs in their genres.

On Friday, Amythyst Kiah, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, and evening headliners, Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy and Chris Stafford play the Sheldon Ballroom starting at 8 pm. The following morning, the Blue Canyon Boys take the Stage at KDHX at 11 am. Throughout the day, there are workshops at The Folk School, and at 4 pm, a square dance with calling by Evie Ladin. Saturday night, the Evie Ladin Band and festival headliner, Iris DeMent, perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall at 8 pm. Check out the full schedule below.

Tickets to St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival are on sale for $20 - $35 a concert or $60 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit folkandrootsfestival.com.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

THE STAGE AT KDHX / 8 PM

Murder Ballad Ball

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

THE SHELDON BALLROOM / 8 PM

Amythyst Kiah

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy w/ Chris Stafford

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

THE STAGE AT KDHX / 11 AM

Blue Canyon Boys

 

THE FOLK SCHOOL OF KDHX / 12 PM

Workshops

 

THE STAGE AT KDHX / 4 PM

Square dance w/ calling by Evie Ladin

 

THE SHELDON CONCERT HALL / 8 PM

Evie Ladin Band

Iris DeMent