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Growling Old Men Return to Elko!

Ben Winship and John Lowell are The Growling Old Men On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the Growling Old Men return to Elko for their first concert since 2012. The Western Folklife Center welcomes Ben Winship (mandolin & vocals) and John Lowell (guitar & vocals)—two from the Northern Rockies’ acoustic music world who have been performing and recording together since 1998—as they arrive in Elko for another engaging and spontaneous concert on their way to headline at the Albuquerque Folk Festival!

The concert is at 7:00 pm in the G Three Bar Theater, 501 Railroad Street—doors open at 6:30.
Cost is $15 - $10 for members, seniors and students, on sale now in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop, with checks/cash only at the door.


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Let's Dance! at the Western Folklife Center

 Dancers, photo by Jessica Brandi Lifland

One Night Only

next month: May 12

Join us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a fun evening at Let's Dance! The evening begins with dance lessons—which include a variety of interesting steps in a featured style—at 6pm, followed by open dancing at 7pm. Cost is $5, Adults and teens welcome and no experience is necessary.

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Jam On! at the Western Folklife Center

Jam On! at the Pioneer Saloon

Join us at the Western Folklife Center for   Jam On! Monthly Jam Sessions every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Admission is free, and the Pioneer Bar will be open for business. All musicians and music lovers welcome!

logos of Nevada Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts

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Southwind at the Western Folklife Center


Southwind, photo by Mark Hayward

Popular local Elko band Southwind continues its Third Wednesday concerts in the historic Pioneer Saloon from 6:00pm - 8:00pm!
Come listen (and there's room to dance!) to toe-tapping Celtic, Americana, folk tunes and while enjoying a refreshing beverage from the bar. Follow Southwind —Carolyn Steninger, Susan Lawrence and Ken Harriman—on Facebook.

Dates scheduled: March 16, April 20, May 18 and every Third Wednesday!