Folk Legacy: Celebrating 25 Years of Club Passim's campfire. Festival

1h 0m | Dec 28, 2023

Let's get folking special! We're closing out 2023 with an exclusive live recording from folk mothership Club Passim, the historic folk venue located in Cambridge, MA, celebrating the bi-annual festival campfire. and its remarkable 25th anniversary. It started as a way for the club to book a slow holiday weekend and now 25 years later, campfire. is still held every Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend and remains an extremely popular fundraiser for Passim. Cindy and lizzie host this live show featuring captivating performances by lizzie, Zachariah Hickman, Kara McKee, and Mercedes Escobar. Additionally, listeners are treated to a rare on-stage interview with Managing Director and campfire. founder Matt Smith and Club Manager and campfire. programmer Abby Altman, providing unique insights into the festival's evolution and the passion that fuels its success.

The episode highlights the unpredictability of campfire., where both emerging artists and legends like Peter Wolf share the sacred stage. Matt Smith and Abby Altman's dedication shines through as they discuss their exhaustive efforts in planning, booking, and executing nearly 60 campfires, showcasing the heart and soul behind this beloved festival. 

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