Folk 2 Funk Festival

8th Annual FOLK-2-FUNK Music


Festival & Food Drive

Long Beach Public Library

111 West Park Avenue

Long Beach, New York

(516) 432-7201






Artists in Partnership, Inc., in collaboration with the Long Beach Public Library proudly present Bethany Yarrow (the daughter of folk legend Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary), cellist Rufus Cappadocia and dancer Belinda Becker for an afternoon of music, dance and inspiration.


2nd Annual Beyond the Dunes Cultural Arts Month


                  ends with a“Holler”


The final weekend of Artists in Partnership Inc.’s, “Beyond the Dunes” Cultural Arts Project for the month of March will begin with the 2nd Annual Women in the Arts Recognition and Awards party at the Allegria Hotel Ballroom, Friday, March 23rd at 7:00, and end with the Johnny Cash Show on Sunday, March 25th at the Long Beach Public Library as part of the 8th Annual Folk 2 Funk ROOTS Program and Food Drive Part II.
Recognized for Lifetime Achievement Awards will be Roberta Fiore and Alexandra Karafinas for their contributions to the Preservation and Legacies of Historical Long Beach. They will be joined by 14 other award recipients for an evening of vendors, fashion show, art tributes and music by Benoir and a cadre of young female performers.


The weekend lineup for the 8th Annual Folk 2 Funk ROOTS Program and Food Drive Part II at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue in Long Beach, NY is as follows:
Saturday, March 24
1:00 - 2:45 p.m: Bill Shelley of Shelley Archives Inc. presents a Music Legends Live educational lecture with film clips on The Folk Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
3:00 p.m: Bobtown: With their distinctive original songs and vocal arrangements, NYC-based Bobtown is recognized as taking an unconventional and refreshing approach to the tradition of folk and Americana.
Sunday, March 25
1:30 p.m: Kirsten Maxwell - Kirsten’s stunningly pure voice has drawn comparisons to the likes of Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell and is evocative of the 1960s folk scene.
2:30 p.m: Robinson Treacher- At the crossroads of blues, folk, and Americana lies Robinson Treacher. Whether in the studio or in live performance, Robinson’s emotionally dramatic songwriting style is matched only by his deeply passionate vocals.
3:30 p.m: AIP & LBNY Arts Council Special “WOMEN IN THE ARTS” Award Presentations to Chumi Diamond, Edie Kalickstein and Julia-Lang Shapiro.
3:45 p.m: Thomas Michael Cavanagh and “ Walking the Line” is the most authentic sounding and visual performance of the music of Johnny Cash, playing the most loved hits and some rare gems of Johnny Cash while recreating the look, feel and flow of Johnny Cash concerts.


If you plan on attending any of the Library events, please remember to bring non-perishable food items that we will distribute to our local soup kitchen. Check out our website at for up-to-the-minute information on schedules and performers (all programs are subject to change). For additional information or questions, please e-mail us at


 ALL Library Events are FREE


Please bring Non-Perishable FOOD & PERSONAL CARE


Distribution Boxes in Library Lobby

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the De-centralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

Please note that all programs are subject to change. For detailed information about performers in festival lineups, updated schedules (see Current Events). and further information about AIP, please visit us at  or call (516) 432-6342.