The 37th Annual Kent State Folk Festival will start off on Nov. 12 with the energy of a sold-out show at the Kent Stage with the alt-bluegrass trio Nickel Creek. The Grammy Award-winning group features Chris Thiele on mandolin and the brother/sister duo of Sean and Sara Watkins on guitar and violin respectively. Tickets are still available for other Folk Fest shows: Ralph Stanley at the Kent Stage on Nov. 14 and Maura O’Connell and Robinella and the ccStringband on Nov. 15 at the Kent State University Auditorium. The KSFF also offers free concerts thoughout Kent on Friday night and free workshops the next day. The Kent State Folk Festival is the second oldest folk festival continuously produced on a college campus.