The Broward Folk Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote folk and acoustic music and to provide a community for people who share a love for it.
The BFC held its first songswap in March of 1988. Twenty-one people showed up for that first meeting. Today the BFC has an active membership of over 200.
The Broward Folk Club presents:
• Open Mics
First Friday of each month at Gigi's Music Cafe, Sunrise, FL. (See Events Page)
• Monthly Song Swap
A monthly, more intimate folk music party at members' homes.
• Annual New Year's Eve Song Swap
• Annual Picnic
A yearly membership (and voting) meeting, picnic, music, music and more music!
• Annual Folk Festival
The South Florida Folk Festival, held over Martin Luther King weekend every January, is a highlight of BFC's year. Our venue, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, is the perfect setting for this annual event, which features performances by dozens of Florida based and nationally known artists. The Festival also features a songwriting competition, artist-led workshops, a jam area, crafts and food vendorts and raffles.
Over the years, the BFC also produced the Raven Coffeehouse; a Benefit Concert for Broward House, a residence for AIDS victims; and a Benefit Concert for Women in Distress, a residence for battered women and their children. In prior years the South Florida Folk Festival made contributions to the Daily Bread Food Bank and the Adam Walsh Fund.
The Broward Folk Club is open to anyone who has a love for folk music, be they performer or listener. The low membership fee entitles members to:
• Monthly Calendar
Lists both on-going and other tri-county folk happenings.
For BFC events & other folk happenings.
Click here for updated by-laws