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Way down upon the Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is preparing for its biggest weekend of the year.

For 63 years, the Florida Folk Festival has brought together the state’s music and culture over Memorial Day weekend. Organizers say it’s the country’s oldest state-run festival.

“The Florida Folk Festival is like a melody of all the cultures of Florida , so it’s the best of Florida’s music, arts and culture,” said festival spokeswoman Andrea Thomas. “We like to showcase everything that makes Florida unique.”

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American singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris is one of country and folk music’s all-time greats.

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Local alt-folk duo Flagship Romance have a new album.

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Musicians from around the country are being invited for a week to be part of the music scene in downtown Jacksonville.

Pete Seeger, "a tireless campaigner for his own vision of a utopia marked by peace and togetherness," died Monday at the age of 94.

As former NPR broadcaster Paul Brown adds in an appreciation he prepared for Morning Edition, Seeger's tools "were his songs, his voice, his enthusiasm and his musical instruments."

The songs he'll be long remembered for include "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone."

Jacksonville folk group Canary in the Coalmine stopped by the Electro Lounge to perform. They will be playing at Freebird Live on Friday, Sept. 27.

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St. Augustine businesses are giving mixed reviews following last weekend’s Gentlemen of the Road music festival tour stop in the city.