Senior Outreach 2021

Since 1994, Folklore Village has been bringing concerts and interactive performances to older and disabled adults in our area through our Senior Outreach programs. All are welcome to our Senior Outreach events, from recently retired folks, to people living in care homes, to folks living at home and looking for fun and accessible activities. Check the listings below to see what Senior Outreach programs we have going on now!

All Senior Outreach events are free to seniors and caregivers.

Based on community feedback via surveys, here are the new expectations for individuals visiting our campus: please click HERE


NOTE:  Folklore Village is currently under a mask mandate.  Please wear a mask when coming into any of the Folklore Village buildings until further notice.


Senior Concerts

Free for seniors and caregivers. Hosted in Farwell Hall at Folklore Village. Space is wheelchair-accessible. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Trippers Lite Band
Wednesday, September 22 | 1-2 PM
The Trippers Lite Band plays country, bluegrass, and gospel music and is dedicated to providing enjoyable musical entertainment for senior citizens. They have become “regulars” at many senior centers and senior living facilities. The Trippers enjoy restoring meaning and connection in the lives of seniors and bringing back fond memories by playing music older adults will remember from their younger years.

Pop Wagner & Bob Bovee
Wednesday, October 27 | 1-2 PM

Bob Bovee and Pop Wagner met in 1971 over a bowl of chili one winter’s night in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. After dinner, they played some old-time music, and they’ve been doing that off and on ever since. A Wagner-Bovee performance offers a generous dose of authentic cowboy songs, plenty of square dance tunes and other instrumental numbers, country blues, comic and sentimental songs of the south, and perhaps an original or two. The two are likely to also throw in a cowboy poem and some of Pop’s lariat spinning, along with history, folklore and jokelore.

Dancin’ in the Seats! with Steve Weintraub
An interactive dance program, available free on DVD

Could you or someone you know benefit from seated dance workshops? Contact Folklore Village to request your free copy of our new DVD Dancin’ in the Seats, featuring dancemaster Steve Weintraub! This two-disc set has over four hours of fun, accessible dances geared towards seniors and adults with mobility concerns. Email or call (608) 924-4000 to let us know where to send your free copy of Dancin’ in the Seats!