Fresno Folklore Society

A Non-Profit Corporation for the Traditional Arts

Fresno, California

Fresno Folklore Society


   Promoting the Excellence and Diversity

   of Local Folk Arts!



River of Song concert to benefit San Joaquin River Conservation

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, award-winning Bay Area musicians will join forces for "River of Song: A Musical Celebration of California's Life Giving Waters," a gala concert to benefit San Joaquin River conservation.  It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave, Fresno at   8 p.m. Tickets are  $30 at the door or $25 in advance: or   Or phone Pat Wolk 559-304-4695 email

River of Song performers include Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Thompsonia (Suzy, Eric & Allegra Thompson), Jenner Fox, and local Fresno favorites Lark (Larry & Neil Cusick, Bruce Honeyman & Terry Barrett), all of whom will feature songs and tunes inspired by water and rivers, in styles ranging from bluegrass through folk and old-time blues to Celtic fiddling.






   Who are we? 

  • We were founded by folk musicians.
  • We promote live events.
  • We support our local event venues.
  • We archive recordings and videos of live performances.
  • We support local folk artisans and art shows.
  • We support local groups in the greater community of folk arts.


For the Love of Traditional Arts and Dance! 

   But then I met these people that would get me playing music again. People like Big John and Lorraine Halcomb, Pete Everwine, Frank Hicks, Ron Hughey, and Will Spires. And they liked that old-time stuff."  Kenny Hall 


   “We wanted a lot more cultural events than just music. All around life, you know, all the way through. Since people stayed longer, we wanted other things happening because some of them weren’t musicians. I tried to include as many kinds of art as we could.” — Virgil Byxbe, Sweet’s Mill Director

Something for everyone...

Fresno Folklore Society is a resource for everyone who either makes folk art or loves to experience it!