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FolkHouse at the Castle!

The Castle & Cathedral District (C&CD) are excited to announce a new live music series hosted at the Joslyn Castle! FolkHouse Concerts at the Castle features the best in local grassroots, folk, and Americana bands in an intimate venue: the Castle's historic Carriage House.

C&CD has partnered with FolkHouse, the passion project of Jerome Brich and Mary Montag. Since 2000, they have offered music lovers an opportunity to experience live intimate concerts by top-notch professional touring musicians in a comfortable and friendly environment. No clanking bar glasses, noisy espresso machines or other distractions; just a comfortable smoke-free setting where the guests can focus on the music! And maybe best of all, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize with the performers and other music fans at FolkHouse. FolkHouse started in their home, and we're thrilled to welcome them into OUR home.

March 6: Dana Cooper

Join us Saturday, March 9th for a live concert from Dana Cooper. Come out for an evening of amazing songwriting, storytelling, and musicianship. Dana Cooper has had a vast career starting with his first release on Elektra Records with the studio band "The Section" - Leland Sklar & Russ Kunkel to his latest Release "I Can Face The Truth" which earned him critical acclaim and charted on 5 different genre radio charts as well as 2 Best of Year End Charts. He has collaborated with many established artists including Lyle Lovett, Susan Gibson, Shake Russell, Kim Richey, Hal Ketchum, Kim Carnes, Susan Werner and more. His discography measures at 30 albums and collections.

Doors open at 7pm, concerts begin at 7:30pm. This is a 21+ event. Capacity is limited.

March 22: Weary Ramblers

For our inaugural concert, we welcome Iowa folk duo Chad Elliot and Kathryn Fox of Weary Ramblers. This event has been rescheduled due to the January weather to March 22nd. 

Chad Elliott blends folk roots and soulful writing to deliver an original sound with over two decades of being on the road.. Elliott is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz Magazine. He has penned more than 1,500 songs in his career while also cultivating his skills as a painter, sculptor, illustrator and author. Elliott’s career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, Ruthie Foster, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc.
“That man’s music is as honest as was Woody Guthrie’s.” - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Deemed “fiddler extraordinaire” in Cityview Magazine, Kathryn Fox is a DownBeat award winning artist. She played on the Grammy-nominated track “All My Tomorrows” with Kate McGarry. Kathryn toured internationally with fiddle troupe, Barrage 8, with shows in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. She has performed, recorded PBS specials and recorded with George Benson, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Pharrell Williams, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Osmond Brothers, Gloria Gaynor, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Loggins, Mark O’Connor, Ryan Montbleau, Seth Walker, Edgar Meyer and Joshua Bell.

Doors open at 7pm, concerts begin at 7:30pm. This is a 21+ event. Capacity is limited!