Dancing under the stars and the headrames

Milton Zhinin-Barreto, of Missoula, dances to the champeta band Tribu Baharu of Colombia on July 14, 2018 at the Original Stage during the 11th annual Montana Folk Festival in Uptown Butte. The 2019 festival will take play July 12-14.

Eddie Cotton Jr. will come to Butte from Clinton, Mississippi, to play the blues. 

David Davis and the Warrior River Boys will come from Cullman, Alabama, to play bluegrass. 

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros will come from New York City to play Cuban Salsa. 

Kyle Huval and the Dixie Ramblers will come from Eunice, Louisiana, to play Cajun music. 

Felipe Hostins Blumenau will head up from Brazil to play a traditional form of zydeco-like music from the country's northeast known as forró. 

Cora Harvey Armstrong will come from Richmond, Virginia, to play gospel. 

And Carl and Buddies will come from southern Arizona's Tohono O'odham Nation to play a Native American style of music called waila.  

That's according to a Wednesday announcement from organizers of the 2019  Montana Folk Festival, which will be held July 12-14 in Uptown Butte.  

Fourteen more performers are expected be announced, bringing the festival's total to 21. 

Now in its 12th year, including three as National Folk Festival and nine as the Montana Folk Festival, the annual celebration of music from around the world will remain free for all performances.

That said, organizers urge attendees to contribute $20 per person and $25 for a family to sustain the festival. Patrons can also donate to the festival online at www.gofundme.com/2019MFF or can send contributions by mail to Montana Folk Festival, P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT 59703.

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