Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pittsburgh International Folk Festival opens tomorrow.

The 2012 Pittsburgh International Folk Festival opens tomorrow, May 18th and runs through the 20th at the Monroeville Convention Center. Long a Pittsburgh tradition, this is the festival's 55th year. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Nothing personal against Monroeville---but the rotten traffic situation might make it personal---but this festival needs to be downtown or in Oakland. No doubt it moved east to avoid the nuisance and cost of the union-run David Lawrence Convention Center, but how great would it be to have the folk festival right next to the Strip District, or in among the universities in Oakland? Or to have as its neighbor the International Children's Festival running right now in Schenley Plaza?