Wed., July 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., July 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2012
Picking up where Wednesday's opening day left off, the Festival for the Eno wraps up its 33rd year with a weekend full of music, crafts and fun in the river. Saturday's eclectic slate of entertainment includes the down-home acoustic blues of guitarist/harpist George Higgs, the sweet and twangy harmonies of Tres Chicas, the sharp power-pop of Brett Harris, the folky cabaret of Katharine Whalen and the vaudeville banjo charms of Curtis Eller. There are also worldly offerings via Irish singer-songwriter Mickey Harte, Diali Cissokho & Kairaba!'s joyous African polyrhythms, the Lost Nomads Middle Eastern Band's bellydancing soundtrack and Saor Patrol's bagpipe-fueled Gaelic rock.
Sunday offers a bounty of bluegrass from Kickin Grass and Craver, Hicks, Watson, Newberry; some mighty fine folk from the Jon Shain Trio and Robin & Linda Williams; and a slew of gorgeous female voices including Mary Johnson Rockers, Steph Stewart and Rebekah Todd. The lineup also includes wild-cards such as the Celtic punkgrass of Cutthroat Shamrock, salsa maestros Orquesta GarDel, surf 'n' soul instrumentalists Killer Filler and versatile jazz combo Peter Lamb & the Wolves. Single day tickets are $10–$18; a three-day pass—also valid for admission on July 4—costs $37–45. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Visit enoriver.org/festival. —Spencer Griffith