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This festival is a gift to the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area from the San Francisco Folk Music Club, founded in 1949 by Dave R...
This festival is a gift to the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area from the San Francisco Folk Music Club, founded in 1949 by Dave Rothkop. The club shares with esteemed folk icon Pete Seeger the aim "to put songs on people's lips instead of just in their ears" and to remind us that music helps put dancing in our feet. This event is for those who want to smile a lot, create new friendships, and be surrounded by music, dance and song - and by a wonderful community.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 people attend the event every year. While the festival would be a special event under any circumstances, what makes it unique is the fact that it is an all-volunteer effort. Not only do members of the presenting organization -- the San Francisco Folk Music Club -- serve as volunteer organizers, but all performers and workshop leaders donate their time and talents to the festival as well. It takes about 200 volunteers to stage the Festival -- and more are always welcome!
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