Summer's not over yet. There's still time to squeeze in one more music festival. If you're looking for a laid-back vibe, Turtle Hill Folk Festival is a three-day weekend just down the road. Six groups that are rooted in the folk genre anchor the event. There's the sweet vocal harmonies of The Honey Dewdrops, the infectious energy of Pesky J. Nixon, and the virtuosity of Appalachian-influenced fiddler Bruce Molsky. For my money, I'd check out critically acclaimed singer-songwriter John Gorka and Vermont-based duo Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen. Gillette has penned tunes that have been sung by the some of the greats, including Kenny Rogers. If it's good enough for The Gambler, it's good enough for me.
Turtle Hill Folk Festival will be held on Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, gate opens 4:30 p.m. on Friday, at Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Road, Rush. $12-$65. goldenlink.org.