This past Saturday afternoon, on-campus folk a cappella group Too Cheap For Instruments held their annual Folk Fest on the Great Lawn. With the sun shining brightly, many attendees spread  out blankets on the grass and held picnics to enjoy the long-awaited spring weather and the tinkling folk tunes. Too Cheap For Instruments organized five sets to play throughout the afternoon, in addition to a set of their own. These musicians included Molly Pinto Madigan, Lauren Pratt, Crowes Pasture, Walter and the Night Owls and headliner crowd favorite Cold Weather Company. 

In keeping with the traditional folk ethic of supporting local artists, Folk Fest featured New England-based performers, and local artisans sold their work under nearby tents. The quirky charm of the event coupled with the lovely weather made for a welcome, relaxing break from studying for finals and allowed students to take a second and enjoy the arts at Brandeis.