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The Ramblin' Conrad Folklife Institute

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Preserving Roots, Promoting Branches


Founded in 2016 by Tidewater Troubadour Bob Zentz and song historian Jeanne McDougall Zentz, PhD, The Ramblin’ Conrad Folklife Institute seeks to provide opportunities for all folk to explore the transmission of tradition among people, for people; to preserve documents, images, books, recordings, and other artifacts of folk production; and to unite people of all cultures by sharing and exploring our rich diversity while celebrating our commonality. Please visit again for information about 2019 programs, or write to info@ramblinconrad.com

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Dear friends, in these extraordinary and unprecedented times, we are watching the news and following the advice of health and government officials about social distancing and so much else. We wish you good health, and promise to update this site as the situation evolves. In the meantime, please keep on singing!

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2020 RAMBLES -- POSTPONED UNTIL 2021



2020 RAMBLIN' ROAD SHOWS! ... and ... HOMEMADE HOOTENANNYS!

- September 19, 2020 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Day at the Docks, Odin's Dock, Hatteras NC
- September 26-27, 2020 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Yorktown Folk Festival, Watermen's Museum, Yorktown VA
- October 17-18, 2020 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Yorktown Maritime Heritage Festival, Watermen's Museum, Yorktown VA

Watch for updates!
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Previous programs:

November 23-December 31, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny/Victorian version, Dickens Christmas Towne, Norfolk VA
November 2, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, NORfolk Festival, Norfolk VA
October 19-20, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Maritime Heritage Festival, Yorktown VA
October 4-6, 2019 -- Vermont Weekend Ramble, Williamsville Hall, Newfane VT
September 28-29, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, York Folk Festival, Yorktown VA
August 23-31, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Chesterfield County Fair, Chester VA
June 23, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, RIVERfest, Virginia Beach, VA
June 7-9, 2019 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Ocrafolk Festival, Ocracoke NC
November 17-December 31, 2018 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny/Victorian version, Dickens Christmas Towne, Norfolk VA
October 13-14, 2018 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, York Maritime Festival, Yorktown VA
August 24-September 1, 2018 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Chesterfield County Fair, Chester VA
September 23-24, 2017 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, York Folk Festival, Yorktown VA
September 16, 2017 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Day at the Docks, Hatteras NC
September 9-20, 2017 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Turtle Hill Folk Festival, Rochester NY
August 25-September 2, 2017 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Chesterfield County Fair, Chester VA
August 12, 2017 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, NorFOLK Festival, Norfolk VA
June 2-3, 2017 -- Ramblin' Road Show & Homemade Hootenanny, Ocrafolk Festival, Ocracoke NC
March 24-26, 2017 -- Ramblin' at the Sea Ranch weekend seminar at Kill Devil Hills NC
March 7-8, 2017 -- Seminars and Concert, Alan Reid w/Rob Van Sante
February 8, 2017 -- Seminar and Concert, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
January 11, 2017 -- Seminar and Concert, The Blue Ridge Buddies
December 15, 2016 -- 52nd anniversary concert, The Ramblin' Conrad Story!
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For six decades – the 1960s to the 20-teens – Bob Zentz has been at the heart of the Hampton Roads traditional music scene. The Norfolk native performs internationally yet still lives and plays in his hometown, and is active in nurturing the next generation of folk performers, in the belief that the future of our world depends upon our youth, and music. Information about Bob's music, life, friends, performances, and programs for all ages – elementary school to elders – is available at www.bobzentz.com



CONTACT:
Bob Zentz
RCFI Co-Founder and Folklorian
bob@bobzentz.com

Jeanne McDougall Zentz, PhD
RCFI Co-Founder and Executive Director
jeanne@bobzentz.com


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