The Anchorage Folk Festival has shared and promoted folk artists in the community for 27 years. The 10-day-long festival officially kicks off tonight at the Taproot.

More than 140 local and guest artists will perform around town through Jan 31. Performances will take place at the Wendy Williamson Theater on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. The Folk Fest also features workshops, contests and jam sessions.

Festival board member and local musician, Todd Grebe, joined Daybreak Wednesday to talk about the annual event. This year Anchorage has more bands and venues than ever before, he said.

“Really tomorrow everything starts off and it’s 7 p.m. in the evening at Wendy Williamson we’ve got some local artists kicking some things off for us and then it’s all weekend long Friday, Saturday, Sunday,” Grebe said.

The Anchorage Folk Festival starts kick-off party starts Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Taproot.

For a complete schedule of events, click here.

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