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The 1968 Festival saw a large program of music and dance performances, in three venues: a Ballads Stage, a City-Country Stage, and a Main Stage. As with the 1967 Festival, the majority of the performers represented Anglo American and African American traditions, but there were also Lummi, Basque, and Serbian dance groups, as well as a Louisiana French ballad singer and a Native American singer and storyteller. Anglo American performers presented old-time string band music as well as bluegrass, ballads and various instrumental traditions. African American traditions ranged from a country songster and a fifeand- drum group to Muddy Waters' Chicago blues band and the Preservation Hall Band of New Orleans. Concerts were complemented by more informal workshops in which participants spoke about their cultural traditions and the importance of maintaining them. Evening concerts on the Main Stage presented a diversity of traditions and - to close the Festival - a tribute to the John A. Lomax Family that featured the diverse Texas performers.

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