Fort Ross Festival – July 27th & 28th

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A unique multi-cultural music festival: World-class live music & dance, costumed re-enactments, historic crafts, militia cannon ­firings and more...

DATE: Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28, 2013

TIME: Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am to 4:30pm

LOCATION: Fort Ross; 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, CA 95450

DIRECTIONS: Fort Ross is located twelve miles north of Jenner on Coast Highway One.

ADMISSION:  Advanced purchase: $12-$15; At the door: $20

PARKING: Free with Admission (Parking is very limited. Carpooling is encouraged and awarded. Bus service is offered from several Bay Area locations; See www.fortross.org/festival.htm for details

TICKETS & INFORMATION: http://fortrossfestival.eventbrite.com  or 707-847-3437 or info@fortross.org

EVENT GREENING by Green Mary; Bring your own water bottle (plus layered clothing, sun hat & walking shoes)

PUBLICITY CONTACT: Sarah Sweedler at (415) 203-7393 or sarahs@fortross.org

MUSIC LINE-UP

Saturday July 27, 2013

Inna Zhelannaya: Russian folk music with a psychedelic twist, brought to Fort Ross through a generous grant from Russia's Ministry of Culture

Aleksander Liapin: Master guitarist and musical innovator

Slavyanka Men's Chorus: Folk and Orthodox liturgical music

Northern Rainbow: Folkloric song and dance from Vologda, Russia, with generous support from the Vologda regional government

Carlos Reyes: Brilliant Latin Jazz and Traditional Folkloric Music

Members of the local Kashaya Pomo tribe: Traditional song and dance

Sunday July 28, 2013

Inna Zhelannaya: Russian folk music with a psychedelic twist, brought to Fort Ross through a generous grant from Russia's Ministry of Culture

Northern Rainbow: Folkloric song and dance from Vologda, Russia, with generous support from the Vologda regional government

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds): A celebration of Mexico's rural roots music

Kitka: Exquisite harmonies from Eastern Europe and Beyond

Cossacks: Demonstration of hand-to-hand combat presented by students of Stanislav Holodkov, world champions of mixed martial arts, Ataman of Cossack National Union

Featuring world-class live music & dance, costumed re-enactments, historic crafts, militia cannon ­firings, a multi-cultural food court, marketplace, children’s crafts and more, Fort Ross Festival is a weekend-long celebration that brings together artists & performers from around the world covering the breadth of historic Settlement Ross's multicultural community, all performing in a dramatic natural outdoor amphitheater with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop.

The historic cultural mix of Settlement Ross is reflected on the ocean-view main stage which features performances by some of the most dynamic musicians from Russia and California including Inna Zhelannaya, Aleksander Liapin, Carlos Reyes, Kitka, Los Centzontles and Northern Rainbow from Vologda.  Then step through the gates of the Fort Compound and into the shoes of those who lived and worked at Fort Ross in 1840. From historical re-enactments, traditional foods cooked over an open fire and authentic artisans demonstrating hands-on crafts to old-world games and militia cannon firings, a dedicated cast of volunteers bring this history to life.

Fort Ross Festival weaves together a unique blend of history, culture, activities, flavors and entertainment promising an unforgettable experience for all ages in one of the most stunning settings on Earth.