For the first time, the Folk Music Center and Museum and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden have joined forces to present the Claremont Folk Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

The 30th annual event includes live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, food trucks and children’s entertainment.

The 86-acre Garden, which is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, will be open to event ticket holders. Attendees can visit the Butterfly Pavilion for the standard admission fee, $2 per visitor, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourmet food trucks, local microbreweries and area caterers will provide food and drinks. Local artists will be selling art, musical instruments and more.

The musical entertainment line-up includes David Lindley, Henry Rollins, Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, Leon Mobley and Da Lion Moira Smiley and Voco, Round Mountain, Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, Black Tongued Bells, Tremoloco, Ross Altman, Peter Harper and Phoebe Bridgers.

Workshops will be held throughout the day. The schedule includes: African Drumming, Cajon Drumming, Songwriting, European and American Folk Songs, Gypsy Guitar, Ukulele, Mosaic Making Studio, Drum Circle, Slide Guitar, Print Making, Puppet Theater, Didgeridoo, Harmonica and Protest Songs.

This is a rain or shine event; no refunds. Garden will not be open for general admission. Claremont Folk Festival tickets are required for entry. RSABG members are eligible for a 20 percent discount on tickets. Tickets available online


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, founded in 1927 by Susanna Bixby Bryant, is the largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California native plants. The Garden is located on 86 acres in Claremont, approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles. RSABG, a private, nonprofit organization, brings conservation applications to the public through horticultural education, scientific research and sales of native plants at Grow Native Nursery.

Visitor information

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, located at 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, California, is open daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., except Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. Free parking; accessible paths throughout the Garden. Standard admission (does not include special events): free for RSABG members; $8 adults; $6 seniors and students; $4 children 3-12. For more information please call (909) 625-8767 or visit