EVART - The 21st annual Musicale Summer Series will give the community\u00a0a chance to rub shoulders with musicians during the Evart Folk Festival this\u00a0weekend. Hosted by the Evart Downtown Development Authority, the festival will be held\u00a0at the Evart Depot from Friday, July 1, through Saturday, July 2. It will feature\u00a0four folk bands, several singalongs and opportunities to dine in local Evart\u00a0restaurants. DDA Director Al Weinberg said the annual festival usually provides a boost to\u00a0the local economy, as it attracts many music lovers from southeast Michigan. "The festival really helps. The vast majority of people who attend this event are\u00a0actually from outside the Evart area," he said. "We get a huge group of people\u00a0visiting from Ann Arbor." Weinberg said the event will feature music from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from\u00a01 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, with several breaks between sets to allow visitors to\u00a0get lunch or dinner. Picnic tables will be set up for those who wish to bring their\u00a0own. The Evart Farmer's Market also will be available to visitors on Saturday\u00a0morning. Featured artists will include Matt Watroba, Anne Hills, Steve and Cindy\u00a0and The Raven Pickers. Weinberg said the artists will often join the crowd\u00a0when it is not their turn onstage, which creates a very relaxed and friendly\u00a0atmosphere. "This is a very intimate show, so when performers are onstage, the other\u00a0artists come out and sit in the audience and chit chat with people," Weinberg\u00a0said. "Folks really like this contact." Weinberg said Friday night's entertainment will be low key and made up of a\u00a0singalong and requests by the audience. Saturday will kick off with a "round\u00a0robin," during which all the artists will take the stage for a preview of their sets. For those who love storytelling through music and a relaxed, cozy atmosphere,\u00a0Weinberg said the Evart Folk Festival is the perfect venue. The Musicale\u00a0Summer Concert Series will continue on Aug. 15 with the Swing Kings at the\u00a0Evart Depot.