The 42nd Annual Alaska Folk Festival wrapped up Sunday in Juneau. The event saw seven full days of performances at Juneau’s Centennial Hall, with additional performances taking place all across town.


While official events ended Sunday, it’s a regular occurrence for musicians to stay and jam Monday and Tuesday. The annual event brings musicians from around the state and across the country to Alaska’s capitol city.


While on Alaska Airlines flight 76 from Juneau to to Seattle Tuesday, passengers were treated to a special performance at 35,000 feet.


Musicians performing on an Alaska Airlines flight from Juneau to Seattle on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016. Courtesy Anna Lynch

Musicians performing on an Alaska Airlines flight from Juneau to Seattle on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016. Courtesy Anna Lynch


During the flight, one of the plane’s pilots announced on the intercom that there were some musicians from the Folk Festival on board and that they’d be performing near the front of the plane, according to musician Anna Lynch, who was on board the plane.


“We pulled out our instruments and just started playing,” said Lynch. “The flight attendants took a few pictured and one even started dancing with us.”


The group of musicians played for about 25 minutes.


“I’m sure he [the pilot] was listening the whole time because when we were finished he made a big announcement that he would definitely be coming to Juneau next year,” said Lynch.


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