Sunflower Family Festival

A celebration of the people and culture of Ukraine

Saturday, August 26th, 2023,  11-2
(Rain date Sunday, August 27th)
Lawn School, Jamestown (Watson Ave. Field)

No admission charge - proceeds and donations from this event support Ukraine relief.

The sunflower (Soniashnyk) is the national flower of Ukraine and represents peace.


  • Live music (See below)

  • Ukrainian village dances

  • Games, contests

  • Art and craft activities

  • Face painting

  • Displays of Ukrainian embroidery,
    traditional Easter eggs and foods

Korinya Folk Band

Korinya ("roots" in English), began as a family band in 2005. It has since developed into a contemporary folk band with a fresh, grassroots sound. Their music brings the village band tradition and Ukrainian musical heritage into the context of modern life in the diaspora, and to music enthusiasts of all walks of life. The band has toured through Canada, the US and Ukraine, playing at weddings, events, and festivals, including the Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), the Clearwater's Great Hudson Revival (New York, USA), and the Boyko Festival (Turka, Lviv, Ukraine) where in 2012, Korinya won first place. Members include Sana Shepko (violin), Zoya Shepko (accordion), Alina Kuzma (vocals), and Nick Hladio (double bass). The group has two full-length studio albums: Korinya (2013), and Zemlya (2017), a live recording album: En Route Tour 2019, and a digital EP, Lisom Lisom (2021).

South County Rounders

The South County Rounders name has been well known to fans of acoustic folk and bluegrass music in Rhode Island, and all over southern New England since the nineteen eighties. The four-piece ensemble features the original duo, Phil Smith and Matt Bolles, plus Judy Bolles and Chris Heinzmann. The band plays a combination of acoustic guitar, double fiddles, upright bass, banjo and dobro, along with vocal solos, duets and tight three- and four-part harmonies.

 Filling in for Phil Smith at the Sunflower Fest will be the equally well known and fabulous guitar and mandolinist Dee Davis. 

Ukraine’s Independence Day is August 24th.

Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project

P.O. Box 36
Jamestown, RI 02835

An IRS 501(c)3 organization.

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