AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC FESTIVALS

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
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MAY
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JULY
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OCTOBER
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DECEMBER



JANUARY 2015

Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat
upperpotomacmusic.info/fiddleretreat/
WS, Classes, Jams, Contra Dance
January 2-4, Shepherdstown, WV.

Winter Weekend, W. Carolina U.
wcu.edu
Classes Mtn & Ham. Dulcimer, Autoharp, Guitar, more
January 8-11, Lake Junaluska, NC.

Worthen Memorial Old-Time Fiddling Contest
yumaoldtimefiddlers.com
Contests, Open Stage
January 9-11, Yuma, AZ.

16th Portland Old-Time Gathering
bubbaguitar.com
Old-Time Concerts, WS
January 14-18, Portland, OR.

44th Alafia River Rendezvous
floridafrontiersmen.org
Pre-1840 encampment: TRAD
January 14-24, Homeland, FL.

26th Anchorage Folk Festival
anchoragefolkfestival.org
Incl. Folk: Old-Time & Cajun
January 15-25, Anchorage, AK.

13th Winter Dulcimer Fest.
poconodulcimerclub.org
WS, Concerts
January 16-17, Stroudsburg, PA.

6th 30A Songwriters Festival
30asongwritersfestival.com
Incl. Folk; Various Panhandle Beach Venues
January 16-18, Ft. Walton—Panama City Beaches, FL.

14th Florence Winter Folk Festival
winterfolkfestival.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriters
January 17-18, Florence, OR.

21st South Florida Folk Festival
southfloridafolkfest.net
SS Competition, Open Mic, Concerts
January 18-19, Broward County, FL.

29th Winter Folk Harp Festival
pugetsoundfolkharpsociety.org
Workshops, concerts
January 23-25, Fort Worden, WA.

String Fling (CA OT Fidd. Dist. 14)
sandiegofiddler.com
Contests for Pickers, Fiddlers, Talent Show, Scramble
January, Brawley, CA/discontinued?

Fl. Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat
floridagulfcoastdulcimerretreat.blogspot.com
Mtn & Ham. Dul., Uke & Guitar, Native Flute & Pennywhistle, Steel Drum
January 29-February 1, Homosassa, FL.

38th Ann Arbor Folk Festival
theark.org
Concerts only
January 30-31, Ann Arbor, MI.

13th Mid-Winter Singing Festival
singingfestival.com
Trad., Songwriter
January 30-31, East Lansing, MI.

Pinellas Folk Festival
pinellascounty.org/heritage
Concerts only
January 31, Largo, FL.

11th Windows on Texas
no known website
Texas Songwriters
January, Fredricksburg, TX/discontinued 2012

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FEBRUARY 2015

7th Big Island Mystic Festival
mysticislandfestival.com
All genres, Hawaiian
January 30-February 2, Maui, HI.

15th San Fran. BG, Old-Time Fest.
sfbluegrass.org
Incl. Old-Time
February, San Francisco, CA/discontinued?

Winter Weekend
folkmusicny.org
Informal music-making
February 13-15, Kerhonkson, NY.

55th Univ. of Chicago Folk Fest.
uofcfolk.org
Trad., OT, Celtic, Klezmer; WS
February 13-15, Chicago, IL.

28th Fairbanks Folk Fest, Winter
alaskasbest.com/fairbanksfolkfest
Concerts only
February 14, Fairbanks, AK.

7th Olympia Old-Time Music Fest.
olyoldtime.org
Folk, OT, Dance; WS
February 11-15, Olympia, WA.

Great Lakes Acoustic Music Fest.
greatlakesacoustic.org
Concerts, Square Dance
February 20-21, Kalamazoo, MI.

Neuse River Music Festival
neuserivermusicfest.com
Incl. Folk, SS Competition
February 20-21, Kinston, NC.

13th KlezmerQuerque
nahalatshalom.org
Klezmer music & dance
February 13-15, Albuquerque, NM.

27th Intl. Folk Alliance Conf.
folk.org
Folk Music & Dance
February 18-22, Kansas City, MO.

Folk Alliance Winter Music Camp
folk.org
“All styles & levels of roots music & SW”
February 18-22, Kansas City, MO.

4th Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance
virginiakeygrassroots.com
Incl. Folk, Cajun, BG, etc.
February 19-22, Virginia Key (Miami), FL.

29th & Final Winter Fest. of Acoustic Music
lssds.com
Trad., WS
February 20-21, Irving, TX.

37th Gardner Winter Music Fest.
gwmf.org
Trad., OT; WS
February 27-28, Morgantown, WV.

35th Pine Castle Pioneer Days
pinecastlepioneerdays.org
Folk life: TRAD
February 21-22, Pine Castle, FL.

The New LA Folk Fest
LAfolkfest.com
Concerts
February, Pioneertown, CA/TBA.

Wintergrass
acousticsound.org
Trad., OT, Songwriter; ed. programs
February 26-March 1, Bellevue, WA.

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MARCH 2015

Winter Bluegrass Weekend
minnesotabluegrass.org
Incl. Old-Time
March 6-8, Plymouth, MN.

20th Breakin’ Up Winter
notsba.org
Old-Time; WS
March 5-8, Cedars/Leb. SP, TN.

13th March Mandolin Festival
burkesurette.com
WS, Jams, Concerts
March, Concord, NH/TBA.

16th Great Waikoloa Ukelele Festival
ukelelefestivalhawaii.org/en/waikoloa.htm
Performances
March 7, 2015, Big Island, HI.

Upper Potomac Spring Music Weekend
upperpotomacmusic.info/dulcimerfest/
WS, Classes, Jams Ham. Dul., Fiddle, Flute, Piano
March 20-22, Shepherdstown, WV.

28th Will McLean Music Festival
willmclean.com
Trad.; Songwriter Contest
March 13-15, Brooksville, FL.

15th Sonoma Co. BG & Folk Fest.
socofoso.com
Incl. Old-Time, ethnic
March 14, Sebastopol, CA.

Amateur Fiddler Contest (CA OT Fidd. Dist 3)
tehachapifiddlers.org
For PeeWees & Juniors
March 8, Tehachapi, CA.

21st Arizona Aloha Festival
azalohafest.org
Music of the Pacific Islanders
March 7-8 Tempe, AZ.

28th SXSW (Music)
sxsw.com
Incl. Folk, Urban Venues
March 17-22, Austin, TX.

11th Red Gorilla Music Festival
redgorillamusic.com
Incl. Folk, Urban Venues
March 16-21, Austin, TX.

CA State Fiddle Championships
csotfa.org
Contests
March 19-21, Oroville, CA.

11th Valley of the Vapors Fest.
valleyofthevapors.com
Incl. Folk; Songwriters
March 20-24, Hot Springs, AR.

19th Suwannee Springfest
suwanneespringfest.com
Incl. Folk, Songwriting Contest
March 19-22, Live Oak, FL.

26th Savannah Music Festival
savannahmusicfestival.org
Incl. Folk; Trad., Old-Time, Caj.
March 19-April 4, Savannah, GA.

31st Singtime Frolics
portlandfolkmusic.org
Song & Instrumental; WS, Circles
March 20-22, Molalla, OR.

Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers Contest
oregonoldtimefiddling.org
State Contest
March, Salem, OR/TBA.

12th Sarasota Folk Festival
sarasotafolkfestival.org
Trad., Old-Time & SS
March 21-22, Osprey, FL.

23rd Tin Pan So. Songwriters Fest.
tinpansouth.com
Performances at Urban Venues
March 24-28, Nashville, TN.

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APRIL 2015

33rd FL Old Time Championship
fotmc.org
Contests
April 10-11, Dade City, FL.

3rd BG & Old-Time Spring String Gathering
stringgathering.org
WS, Showcases, Jams
April, 10-11 Baraboo, WI.

24th Big Muddy Folk Festival
bigmuddy.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter
April 10-11, Boonville, MO.

40th Cloverdale Old-Time Fiddle Fest.
cloverdalefiddles.com
Adult/Youth Comp. Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin
April 11, Cloverdale, CA.

26th Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention
his.com/~sabol/PRC/
Shape Note Singing
April 11-12, Washington, DC.

16th Dewey Balfa Heritage Week
LAfolkroots.org
Cajun, Creole; WS, Kids’ Camp
April 11-16, Ville Platte, LA.

SpringFest
ntcma.net
Rural Roots: Country, BG, Folk
April 17-19, Anita, IA.

21st Ukelele Festival of No. CA
ukulelefestivalnorcal.org
All things uke
April 26, Hayward, CA.

DeltaFest
Ladeltafest.com
Incl. Cajun/Creole, Celtic
April, Monroe, LA/TBA.

Spring Music Week
augustaheritagecenter.org
Trad., Mtn. Instrum. Classes
April, Elkins, WV/TBA.

41st Alaska Folk Festival
akfolkfest.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter; WS
April 6-12, Juneau, AL.

Old Time Fiddlers State Convention
oregonoldtimefiddling.org
WS, Jams, Concerts
April 8-11, Rickreall, OR.

29th Old Settlers Festival
oldsettlersmusicfest.org
Incl. Folk; Songwriters
April 16-19, Driftwood, TX.

String Break Music Festival
riverhawkmusic.com
Incl. Folk
April 9-12, Brooksville, FL.

Roots on the Rails: West of the West
flyingunderradar.com
Folk Music on Railroad
April 17-27, RT LA, TX, Chicago, Denver, LA.

3rd Tortuga Music Festival
tortugamusicfestival.com
Incl. Americana
April 11-12, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

L.A. Acoustic Music Festival
Facebook
Incl. Folk
April, Redlands, CA/TBA.

Grassroots Fest./Music & Dance
shakorihills.org
Incl. Folk
April, Silk Hope, NC/TBA.

29th Skagway Intl Folk Festival
907-983-3222
Trad.
April, Skagway & Whitehorse, AK/TBA.

14th Chicago Maritime Festival
chicagomaritimefestival.org
Trad., Maritime
April 18, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Old Time Fiddlers Convention
vanhoyfarms.com
Incl. OT Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo WS
April 3-4, Union Grove, NC.

53rd Arkansas Folk Festival
Facebook or CofC
Traditional
April 17-19, Mountain View, AR.

7th Brooklyn Folk Festival
brooklynfolkfest.com
Folk, SS, OT, Klezmer
April 17-19, Brooklyn, NY.

Brown U. Folk Festival
brownfolkfest.org
Concerts, Incl. Celtic
April 24-25, Providence, RI.

49th Festival of the Arts
artscouncilokc.com
Incl. Folk, Celtic, Native Am.
April 21-26, Oklahoma City, OK.

29th Fest. Internatl. de Louisiane
festivalinternational.com
Incl. Folk/French-Am. Heritage
April 22-26, Lafayette, LA.

29th MerleFest
merlefest.org
Incl. Folk, Contests
April 23-26, Wilkesboro, NC.

The 71st New England Folk Fest.
neffa.org
Trad., Old-Time, WS
April 24-26, Mansfield, MA.

Two Day Town Music Festival
twodaytown.com
All genres
April 24-26, Livermore, CA.

46th New Orleans Jazz Festival
nojazzfest.com
Incl. Folk: Trad., Cajun
Apr. 24-May 3, New Orleans, LA.

41st New Jersey Folk Festival
njfolkfest.rutgers.edu/
NJ Maritime
April 25, New Brunswick, NJ.

35th Muddy River Dulcimer Festival
dulcimerfestival.org
WS, Concerts, OT, Jams
April, Brookline, MA/TBA.

42nd Adams Ave. Roots Festival/Unplugged
adamsaveonline.com
Folk, OT, Cowboy, Cajun, etc.
April 25-26, San Diego, CA.
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MAY 2015

17th Oberlin Spring FolkFest
oberlinspringfolkfest.tumblr.com
Trad. & Singer Songwriter
May, Oberlin, OH/TBA.

Beale St. Music Festival
memphisinmay.org
Incl. Folk
May 1-3, Memphis, TN.

Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival
samhoustonfolkfestival.blogspot.com
Folk
May 1-3, Huntsville, TX.

20th Gamble Rogers Festival
gamblerogersfest.org
Incl. Folk; Contests
May 1-3, St. Augustine, FL.

19th Central Ohio Folk Fest.
cfms-inc.org
Singer-Songwriter, Trad.; WS
May 1-3, Galloway, OH.

9th Songwriter Serenade
songwriterserenade.com
Songwriter Contest
May 2, Moravia, TX.

30th Tucson Folk Festival
tkma.org
AZ & SW Am. Folk
May 2-3, Tucson, AZ.

48th Ashland Folk Festival
Facebook
Trad., Old-Time, Celtic, N. Am.
May 1-3, Ashland, WI.

20th Key West Songwriters Fest.
keywestsongwritersfestival.com
Performances at Conch Venues
May 6-10, Key West, FL.

38th Lake Eden Arts Fest., Spring
theleaf.com
Incl. Folk
May 6-8, Black Mountain, NC.

Young People, Old Traditions
youngtraditionvermont.org
Young Tradition Weekend
May 8-10, Burlington, VT.

44th Willamette Valley Music Festival
musicfest.uoregon.edu or Facebook
Incl. Folk: SW/Contest, Trad.
May 9, Eugene, OR.

California Autoharp Gathering
calautoharp.com
Multi-genre; concerts, & Academy
May 12-17, Dunlap, CA.

8th Southeast Regional Folk Alliance
serfa.org
WS, Formal & Guerrilla Showcases
May 13-17, Montreat, NC.

Bluff Country Gathering
boveeheil.com
Trad & Old-Time; WS
May 14-17, Lanesboro, MN.

29th Spring Gulch Folk Festival
springgulch.com/folkfestival.cfm
Trad., Songwriters/WS, Dance
May 14-17, New Holland, PA.

Ozark Folk Center
ozarkfolkcenter.com
Thumb Picking Wknd
May 14-16, Mountain View, AR.

23rd Wildflower Arts/Music Fest.
wildflowerfestival.net
Incl. Folk: Songwriter, Contest
May 15-17, Richardson, TX.

The Harp Gathering
harpgathering.com
WS, Performances
May 15-18, Archbold, OH.

Hangout Music Fest
hangoutmusicfest.com
Incl. Folk
May 15-17, Gulf Shores, AL.

5th Santa Cruz Rejuvenation Festival/Now Love Eternal
rejuvenationfestival.com / now loveeternal.org
American genres / now Reggae & Soul
May 16-17, formerly Santa Cruz, CA / now Hilo, HI.

9th Gathering in the Gap Fest.
gatheringinthegapmusicfestival.com
Trad., Old-Time; Songwriter Contest, WS
May 23, Big Stone Gap, VA.

55th Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Cont.
topangabanjofiddle.org
Incl. Folk, Old-Time
May 17, Agoura Hills, CA.

44th Kerrville Folk Festival
kerrvillefolkfestival.com
Songwriters/Contest, WS
May 22-June 8, Kerrville, TX.

49th Jambalaya Festival
jambalayafestival.org
Cajun
May 22-24, Gonzales, LA.

25th Dylan Days
formerly dylandays.org, now bobdylanway.com
Songwriter
May 17-24, formerly Hibbing, now Duluth, MN.

6th Calif. Roots Music & Arts Fest.
californiarootsfestival.com
Cali-Reggae
May 22-24, Monterey, CA.

29th Mayfair Festival
mayfairfestival.org
Incl. Folk
May 22-25, Allentown, PA.

Mendeltna Creek Music Festival
mendeltnacreeklodge.com
Incl. Folk & Old-Time
May 23-26, Mendeltna Creek, AK.

17th Folk College
simplegiftsmusic.com/folkcollege
Old-Time, Celtic; WS, Dance
May 22-24, Huntingdon, PA.

Folk Project Spring Acoustic Getaway
folkproject.org
Trad., Songwriters/WS
May 22-24, Bloomingdale, NJ.

63rd Florida Folk Festival
floridastateparks.org/folkfest/
Folk and Roots Music; Contests
May 22-24, White Springs, FL.

91st Ole Time Fiddlers, BG Fest.
fiddlersgrove.com
Trad., Old-Time, Fiddle Ch.
May 22-24, Union Grove, NC.

Spring Weekend
folkmusicny.org
Trad. Concerts, WS, sings, jams
May 22-24, Kerhonkson, NY.

16th Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion
oldsongs.org/blackcreek
Old-Time, WS
May 22-24, Altamont, NY.

39th Vandalia Gathering
wvculture.org/vandalia
Trad., Old-Time, WS, Contests
May 22-24, Charleston, WV.

46th GottaGetGon Festival
pickingandsinging.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriters
May 22-24, Ballston Spa, NY.

44th Northwest Folklife Festival
nwfolklife.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriters
May 22-25, Seattle, WA.

Live Oak Fiddle Camp
liveoakfiddlecamp.com
WS; Concerts
May 24-28, Hallettsville, TX.

Carl Sandburg Folk Music Fest.
nps.gov/carl
Trad., Old-Time
May 26, Asheville, NC.

Ithaca Festival
ithacafestival.org
Incl. Folk, OT, SS, Ethnic, etc.
May 28-31, Ithaca, NY.

35th Herndon Festival
herndonfestival.net
Incl. Folk: Trad., Songwriters
May 25-31, Herndon, VA.

11th Nelsonville Art/Music Fest.
nelsonvillefest.org
Incl. Folk, Songwriter
May 28-31, Nelsonville, OH.

32nd Claremont Folk Fest.
folkmusiccenter.com/folk-festival/
Trad., Singer Songwriter
May 30, Claremont, CA.

7th Chesapeake Folk Festival
cbmm.org
Incl. Maritime
May, St. Michaels, MD/TBA.

UkeFest
nyukefest.com
Concerts, WS, Open Mics, Hulas, etc.
May, New York, NY/discontinued 2014

Blue River Folk Music Fest.
blueriverfolkfest.com
Trad., WS
May, Shelbyville, IN/cancelled 2011

Gulf Coast Zydeco, Crawfish
gulfcoastzydecomusicfestival.com
Zydeco, Cajun
May, Daphne, AL/cancelled 2012

Rhode Island Folk Festival
fosteringarts.org
WS & Performances
May, Foster, RI/cancelled 2012

L.A. Acoustic Music Festival
Facebook
Incl. Folk
May, Santa Monica, CA/cancelled 2012?

Cinco de Mayo Folk Art & Music Festival
itsatrip.org
Incl. Folk
May, Albuquerque, NM/discontinued?

14th Susquehanna Music/Arts Fest.
susquehannamusicandartsfestival.com
Songwriters/Contest
May, Darlington, MD/cancelled?

32nd Spring Strawberry Music Festival
strawberrymusic.com
Incl. Folk
May, Yosemite, CA/suspended for 2014
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JUNE 2015

Young People, Old Traditions
youngtraditionvermont.org
Regional Folk, Celtic, Roots events
Radius of Burlington, VT.

Folklore Soc. Greater Washington
fsgw.org
Regional Folk, Roots events
DC, MD area.

Scott Joplin Festival
scottjoplin.org
Ragtime concerts, dances
June 3-6, Sedalia, MO.

Ozark Folk Center
ozarkfolkcenter.com
Autoharp WS, June 4-6
Ancient Voices Flute June 1-5
St. Louis Irish Arts June 12-13
Stringband WS June 26-27
Mountain View, AR

27th AppelFarms Arts, Music Fest.
appelfarm.org
Songwriters
June, Elmer, NJ/TBA.

20th Intl Old-Time Fiddlers’ Weekend
internationalmusiccamp.com
WS: fiddle, guitar, 5-Str Banjo; etc.
June 4, Dunseith, ND.

19th Blast From The Bayou
strawberrypark.net
Cajun & Zydeco
June 4-7, Preston, CT.

CMA Music Festival
cmafest.com
Songwriters
June 4-7, Nashville, TN.

16th Roots on the River
vermontfestivalsllc.com
Incl. Folk
June 4-7, Bellows Falls, VT.

17th Albuquerque Folk Festival
abqfolkfest.org
Incl. Folk
June 6, Albuquerque, NM.

Midwest Banjo Camp
midwestbanjocamp.com
OT & BG WS in Banjo, Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin
June 6-8, Olivet, MI.

44th BG & Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
mtairyfiddlersconvention.com
Trad., Old-Time
June 4-6, Mount Airy, NC.

41st The New England Fiddle Contest
fiddlefest.org
Fiddle Contests
June, Manchester, CT/TBA.

OcraFolk Festival
ocracokealive.org
Trad, Ethnic, Maritime, SS, WS, Folk School, etc.
June 5-7, Ocracoke Island, NC.

10th Pagosa Folk ‘n BG Festival
folkwest.com
Incl. Folk, Red Dirt, Trad.; WS, Jams
June 5-7, Pagosa Springs, CO.

9th Bobolink Music Festival
bobolinkmusicfestival.com
American genres
June, Belden, CA/TBA.

34th Riverbend Festival
riverbendfestival.com
Incl. Folk
June 5-13, Chattanooga, TN.

13th Pattyfest
pattyfest.org
Old-Time
June 6, Morgantown, WV.

107th DeKalb Co. Fiddlers’ Convention
Facebook, russellgulleymusic.com
Trad., OT, Contests
June 6, Fort Payne, AL.

6th Woodlands Folk Festival
woodlandsfolkfest.org
Folk, SS, concerts only
June 7, Long Island, NY.

Amateur Fiddle, Flatpick Contest (CA OT Fidd. Dist. 6)
csotfa.org
PeeWees, Juniors & Adults
June, Redding, CA/TBA

29th Fairbanks Folk Fest
Facebook
Trad.
June 13, Fairbanks, AK

44th Texas Folklife Festival
texancultures.com or Facebook
Conjunto, Zydeco, Scottish, Native Am. etc.
June 13-14, San Antonio, TX.

J. W. Boone Ragtime Celebration
discoverthedistrict.com/pdf/events/ragtime.pdf
Ragtime seminars, concerts
June, Columbia, MO/on hold until 2016

35th Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
pocet.org
Jewish, Trad. & Progressive
June, Morton Grove, IL/TBA.

New Music Seminar/NY Music Fest.
newmusicseminar.com
WS, concerts; incl. Folk, Singer-Songwriter
June 21-23, New York, NY.

24th Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Wk
mhu.edu/oldtimemusic/
Old-Time, Classes
June 8-14, Mars Hill, NC.

Peach Bottom Strings Camp
peachbottomfarm.com
Classes w/Prominent Fiddlers
June 15-19, Independence, VA.

High Desert Jamboree
highdesertfiddlers.com
WS, Concerts
June 18-20, Burns, OR.

14th Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
bonnaroo.com
Incl. Folk
June 12-15, Manchester, TN.

36th Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival
mysticseaport.org
Maritime, shanties, etc.
June 13-14, Mystic, CT.

10th Chickenstock Music Festival
Facebook
Incl. Folk
June 12-13, Chicken, AK.

19th Nevada State Fiddling Contest
nvfiddlecontest.org
Contests
June, Wells, NV/TBA.

13th Nor-East’r Music & Art Fest.
noreastr.net
Incl. Trad/Folk; WS, Songwriter Cont.
June 12-14, Mio, MI.

26th Live Oak Music Festival
liveoakfest.org
Incl. Folk: Songwriters
June 13-15, Live Oak, CA

13th Galax Leaf & String Festival
galaxfestival.com/gvirginia
Trad., Old-Time
June 14-15, Galax, VA

44th Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention
commongroundonthehill.com
Old-Time, Celtic
June 14, Westminster, MD

25th Old-Time Fiddlers’ Gathering
fiddlersgathering.org
WS, Jams, Concerts
June 14-15, Watkins Glen, NY

62nd Nat’l Old-Time Fiddlers Fest.
fiddlecontest.com
Nat’l Contest; WS
June 16-21, Weiser, ID

High Desert Fiddlers Jamboree
highdesertfiddlers.com
WS, Jams, Concerts
June 18-20, Burns, OR.

22nd Maury River Fiddlers Conv.
glenmaurypark.com
Trad., Old-Time
June 18-20, Buena Vista, VA.

13th Summer Solstice Music Fest.
seloviaartscouncil.info & Facebook
Trad., Songwriter
June 19-22, Seldovia, AK.

65th W. Virginia State Folk Fest.
wvstatefolkfestival.com
Trad., Old-Time; Contests
June 18-21, Glenville, WV.

42nd Telluride BG Fest. & Solstice Celebration
bluegrass.com
Incl. Folk, SS Competition
June 18-21, Telluride, CO.

21st Old Time Music, Heritage Fest.
oldtimemusic.org
Trad., Old-Time; WS
June 19-20, West Plains, MO.

Alaska Midnight Sun Folk Fest
Facebook.com/nomefolkfest
Folk Music, Dance & Arts
June 19-20, Nome, AK.

39th San Francisco Free Folk Fest.
sffolkfest.org
Trad., Songwriter; WS
June 20, San Francisco, CA.

22nd Prairie Lake Pickin’ Party
Facebook
Incl. Old-Time
June 11-14, Holton, KS.

38th Spirit of the Woods Folk Fest.
spiritofthewoods.org
Trad., Old-Time
June 20, Brethren, MI.

21st Mountville Folk Festival
Facebook
Trad.
June 20, Aldie, VA.

6th Fiddle Fest. (CA OT Fiddle Dist. 8)
calfiddlers.com
WS, Contests
June, Camarillo, CA/TBA

37th Clearwater’s Hudson River Revival
clearwaterfestival.org
Trad., Songwriter; Tall Ship, Eco
June 20-21, Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Land of the Loon Festival
landoftheloonfestival.com
Incl. American Folk & Ethnic
June 20-21, Virginia, MN.

42nd AHS Natl Conference
harpsociety.org
WS, Competitions
June 22-26, Los Angeles, CA.

33rd Kentucky Music Weekend
kentuckymusicweek.com
Trad., Old-Time
June 21-26, Bardstown, KY.

Lady of the Lake Music & Dance Wk.
Ladyofthelake.org
Folk, Old-Time, Ragtime, etc; WS, concerts
June 21-27, Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID.

13th Groovefest American Music Fest.
groovefestutah.com
Incl. Folk; WS
June 22, Cedar City, UT.

ROMP: BG Roots & Branches Fest.
rompfest.com
Incl. Folk
June 24-27, Owensboro, KY.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival
festival.si.edu
Incl. Folk
June 24-28, July 1-4, Washington, DC.

43rd Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering
indianafiddlersgathering.org
Trad., Old-Time, Celtic, Band
June 26-28, Battle Ground, IN.

35th Old Songs Fest. Trad. Music
oldsongs.org
Trad., Celtic; WS
June 26-28, Altamont, NY.
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20th Kate Wolf Memorial Festival
katewolf.com/festival or cumuluspresents.com
A Folk Festival
June 25-28, Laytonville, CA.

15th Taos Solar Music Festival
solarmusicfest.com
Incl. Folk
June 27-28, 2015, Taos, NM.

Flagstaff Folk Festival
flagfolkfest.org
WS, jams, concerts
June 27-28, Flagstaff, AZ.

Ashokan, Western & Swing Week
ashokan.org
Swing, jazz, country, Western swing WS
June 28-July 54 Saugerties, NY.

66th Kutztown Folk Festival
kutztownfestival.com
Incl. Trad.
June 27-July 5, Kutztown, PA.

AK Midnight Sun Songwriting
songcamp.com
Songwriting Camp
June, Palmer, AK/discontinued

15th KUMB Music Fest (formerly Boston FF)
bostonfolkfestival.org
Folk, Cajun, etc.; Songwriting Contest
June, Boston, MA/cancelled 2012

Traditions Festival
newlondonmainstreet.org
Incl. Folk, Zydeco, Cajun, Klezmer, etc.
June, New London, CT/discontinued

CityFolk Festival
cityfolk.org
Folk, Latin, Celtic, etc. Concerts
June, Dayton, OH/discontinued 2014

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JULY 2015

Young People, Old Traditions
youngtraditionvermont.org
Regional Folk, Celtic, Roots events
Radius of Burlington, Vermont.

Folklore Soc. Greater Washington
fsgw.org
Regional Folk, Roots events
DC, MD area.

44th Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree
smithvillejamboree.com
Trad., Old-Time, Contests
July 3-4, Smithville, TN.

24th Great Blue Heron Fest.
greatblueheron.com, Facebook
Incl. Folk
July 3-5, Sherman, NY.

40th Girdwood Forest Fair
girdwoodforestfair.com
Incl. Folk
July 3-5, Girdwood, AK.

20th Greater N. Bedford Summerfest
newbedfordsummerfest.com
Songwriter, Trad.; WS
July 4-5, New Bedford, MA.

11th String Summit
summerstringsummit.com
Incl. Folk, OT, BG, Celtic
July 8 at Weed; July 11 at Berkeley, CA.

Augusta Heritage Center Festival
augustaheritagecenter.org
July 5-10, Cajun/Creole, Early Country
July 12-17, Blues & Swing Week
July 19-24, Irish Week
July 26-31, Bluegrass Week
Elkins, WV.

36th Middlebury Festival-on-the-Green
festivalonthegreen.org
Incl. Folk
July 5-11, Middlebury, VT.

24th Swannanoa Gathering
swangathering.com
Trad. Song: July 5-11
Celtic: July 12-18
Old-Time: July 19-25
Guitar & Contemporary Folk: July 26-Aug. 1
Mando, Banjo & Fiddle Week: Aug. 2-8
Asheville, NC.

Mountain Stage NewSong Contest
newsong-music.com
Songwriter Competition/entry deadline
July 7, New York, NY.

Seeger Fest
seegerfest.org
A tribute to Seeger
July 17-21, NYC & Hudson Valley, NY.

Woody Guthrie Festival
woodyguthrie.com
Trad., Songwriter, Red Dirt
July 8-12, Okemah, OK.

47th Oregon Country Fair
oregoncountryfair.org
Incl. Folk
July 10-12, Eugene, OR.

38th Uncle Dave Macon Days
uncledavemacondays.com
Trad., Old-Time; WS, Contests
July 11-13, Murfreesboro, TN.

35th Blissfest Music Festival
blissfest.org
Trad., Songwriter; WS
July 10-12, Harbor Springs, MI.

5th Montana Folk Festival
montanafolkfestival.com
Cajun, S Steel, Klezmer, Cowboy, OT
July 10-12, Butte, MT.

13th Heart of the Arts/HOTAfest
hotafest.com
Trad., Celtic; WS
July 10-12, Titusville, PA.

Red Wing Roots Music Festival
redwingroots.com
Incl. Folk, Old-Time
July 10-12, Mount Solon, VA.

33rd Yakima Folklife Festival
yakimafolklife.com
Trad., Old-Time, Celtic, Cajun
July 10-12, Yakima, WA.

Doo Dah Days
doodahdays.com
Stephen Foster Music, Heritage Fest.
July 11, Lawrenceville, PA.

8th Plymouth Harbor Roots & Folk Festival
facebook, projectarts.com
Incl. Folk, WS
July 11, Plymouth, MA.

21st Common Ground on the Hill
commongroundonthehill.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter; WS
July 11-12, Westminster, MD.

30th Green River Festival
greenriverfestival.com
Folk, Cajun, etc.
July 10-12, Greenfield, MA.

36th Concert on the Lawn
kbbi.org
Incl. Folk
July 11-12, Homer, AK.

29th Mendocino Music Festival
mendocinomusic.com
Incl. Folk, Flamenco, Latin Jazz, Delta Blues
July 11-25, Mendocino, CA.

39th KY Old Time Fiddlers Ch.
kentuckyfiddler.com
Contest
June, Elizabethtown, KY/canceled for 2015.

20th Summer Acoustic Music Camp
wumb.org/samw/
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Harmonica,
Dulcimer, Banjo, Old-Time, Songwriting, Vocal:
July 12-18 & August 16-22, Geneva Point, NH.

37th Humboldt Folklife Festival
humboldtfolklife.org
Incl. Folk
July 11-18, Blue Lake, CA.

Mountain Arts Gathering
Facebook
WS
July, Paul Smiths, NY/discontinued 2014?

36th Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
fsaf.org
Incl. Week of Trad. WS, concerts
July 12-26, Fairbanks, AK.

Ashokan Camps ashokan.org
Northern Wk, July 19-25
Southern Wk, August 9-15
Saugerties, NY.

ODPC FunFest
dulcimers.com/evartpage.html
Hammered & Mtn. Dulcimer WS
July 16-19, Evart, MI.

25th Finger Lakes Grass Roots Fest.
grassrootsfest.org
Folk, SS, Cajun, Nat. Amer., etc.
July 16-19, Trumansburg, NY.

20th Alleghany Co. Fiddlers Conv.
alleghanyfiddlersconvention.com
Trad., Old-Time
July 18-19, Sparta, NC.

20th SolarFest
Solarfest.org
Incl. Folk, SS Contest
July, Tinmouth, VT/canceled for 2015

37th Hiawatha Music Festival
hiawathamusic.org
Trad., Old-Time, Cajun, Celtic
July 17-19, Marquette, MI.

10th Huntington Folk Festival
fmsh.org
Trad., WS
July 26, Huntington, NY.

46th Ukelele Festival
ukelelefestivalhawaii.org
Performances
July 19, Oahu, HI.

30th Woodstock Folk Festival
woodstockfolkmusic.com/
Trad., Songwriter
July 21, Woodstock, IL.

6th Youg Tradition Trad Camp
youngtraditionvermont.org
WS, Concerts
July 27-31, Lake Champlain, VT.

13th July Fiddle Camp
youngfiddler.com
Youth WS Feat. Irish, Swedish
July, Roseville, MN/TBA.

West Cascades Fiddle Camp
fiddlecamp.org
Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo
July 20-23, Oakridge, OR.

11th Bayou City Old-Time Fest.
Facebook
WS: H/M Dulcimer, Mando, Banjo, Autoharp etc.
July, Houston, TX/discontinued?

14th FloydFest
floydfest.com
Incl. Folk
July 22-26, Floyd, VA.

Ozark Folk Center
ozarkfolkcenter.com
Shapenote Gathering July 9-11
Mtn. Dulcimer WS July 23-25
Hammered Dulcimer WS July 30-Aug. 1
Mountain View, AR.

17th Prescott Park Folk Festival
prescottpark.org/folkfest.cfm
Folk performances
July 19, Portsmouth, NH.

38th The Cranberry Gathering
cranberrygathering.com
Dulcimer, Autoharp; WS
July 24-26, Latham, NY.

29th Lowell Folk Festival
lowellfolkfestival.org
Irish, TX, Cajun, N. Am., Klez.
July 24-26, Lowell, MA.

40th Kentucky Music Weekend
kentuckymusicweekend.com
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter; WS
July 24-26, Louisville, KY.

Oyster Ridge Music Festival
oysterridgemusicfestival.com
Incl. Folk; Contests
July 24-26, Kemmerer, WY.

56th Newport Folk Festival
newportfolkfest.net
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter
July 24-26, Newport, RI.

Dunesville Music Festival
dunesvillemusicfestival.com
Incl. Folk
July 24-26, Lake Ann, MI.

16th Flint Folk Festival
flintfolkmusic.org
Trad., Songwriter
July 25, Flint, MI.

17th Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
rmfiddle.com
Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Harp Instr
July 26-August 2, Winter Park, CO.

26th Appalach. String Band Fest.
wvculture.org/stringband
Concert, WS, Contest, Dance
July 29-August 2, Clifftop, WV.

15th Somerset Folk Harp Festival
somersetharpfest.com
Concerts, WS, Arr. Contest
July 23-26, Parsippany, NJ.

38th Northern Rockies Folk Festival
northernrockiesmusicfestival.org
Incl. Folk, OT, Zydeco
July 31-August 1, Hailey, ID.

30th Champlain Valley Folk Festival
cvfest.org
Trad., Maritime; WS
July, Burlington, VT/discontinued 2015

Riverfolk Festival & Jam Camp
riverfolkfestival.org
Cajun, Trad., OT, Songwriter Contest
July, Manchester, MI/cancelled 2011

5th Chesapeake Folk Festival
cbmm.org
Incl. Maritime
July, St. Michaels, MD/cancelled?

Heritage Dulcimer Camp
heritagedulcimercamp.org
WS, Mtn & Hammered
July, Parkville, MO/cancelled 2010

Big Sky Folk Harp Festival
website taken down
All Styles, Cultures; WS, Exhib.
July, Big Sky Resort, MT/no info available

Snowbird Mountain Music Fest.
snowbird.com
Incl. Folk; WS, SW Contest, Song School
July, Sandy, UT/cancelled

Elysium Midsummer Festival
elysiumfestival.org
American genres
July, La Jolla, CA/cancelled 2012.

Knife River Music Festival (Two Harbors)
kniferivermusicfestival.org
Trad., Mari., Nordic, Celtic, SW
July, Knife River, MN/cancelled

22nd Sleeping Bear Dunegrass & Blues Fest.
dunegrassmusicfestival.org
Trad., Singer Songwriter
July, Empire, MI/cancelled

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AUGUST 2015

87th Mtn. Dance & Folk Festival
folkheritage.org
Trad., Old-Time
July 31-August 2, Asheville, NC

9th Mystic Garden Gathering of Tribes
mysticgardengathering.com
All American genres
August 1-2, Lake Selmac, OR.

24th Zimfest: Zimbabwean Music Fest.
zimfest.org
Marimba, mbira, drums, guitar, song
August 13-16, Tacoma, WA.

Ozark Folk Center
ozarkfolkcenter.com
Old-Time Fiddle Wknd, Aug. 20-22
Ark. State Fiddle Championship Aug. 22
WS, Concerts
Mountain View, AR.

Salmonstock
salmonstock.org
Celebration of Music & Salmon
August 1-3, Minilchik, AL.

12th Sugar Maple Trad. Music Fest.
fourlakesmusic.org
Incl. Trad., Old-Time, Cajun, Western
August 14-15, Madison, WI.

18th Pickathon Roots Music Fest.
pickathon.com
Incl. Folk: Trad., Songwriter, TX
July 31-August 2, Mt. Scott, OR.

27th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
falconridgefolk.com
Songwriters; Dance: Trad., OT
July 31-August 2, Hillsdale, NY.

36th Sioux River Folk Festival
fotm.org/festival
Trad., Songwriter
July 31-August 2, Canton, SD.

6th New L.A. Folk Festival
LAfolkfest.com
Progressive Folk
August, Los Angeles, CA/TBA.

28th Salem Maritime Festival
nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm
Incl. Folk, Cajun, Celtic, etc.
August 1, Salem, MA.

18th Willamette Valley Fiddle Contest
willamettevalleyfiddlecontest.com
Contests, Concerts
August 1, Corvallis, OR.

20th San Francisco Aloha Festival
pica-org.org
Music of the Pacific Islanders
August 1-2, San Francisco, CA.

24th Swannanoa Gathering
swangathering.com
Mando & Banjo Week: Aug. 2-8
Fiddle Week: Aug. 2-8
Asheville, NC.

Ukiah Fiddle Contest
csotfa.org/ukiahfiddlecontest.htm
Contests, All Ages, Levels
August, Ukiah, CA/TBA

80th Old Fiddlers Convention
oldfiddlersconvention.com
Trad., Old-Time; Contests
August 3-8, Galax, VA.

Sweet Chariot Music Festival
sweetchariotmusicfestival.com
Maritime
August 4-6, Swan’s Island, ME.

40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival
michfest.com
Concerts, WS
August 4-9, Walhalla, MI.

LaPine Fiddle Camp
???
WS, Concerts
August, LaPine, OR/TBA.

15th Subdued String Band Jamboree
stringbandjamboree.com
Trad., OT, Bandscramble
August 6-8, Bellingham, WA.

36th MN BG & Old-Time Festival
minnesotabluegrass.org
Trad., Old-Time; WS
August 6-9, Richmond, MN.

Gateway Dulcimer Music Fest.
gatewaydulcimer.org
Multi-Instrument WS
August 6-9, Belleville, IL.

37th Oak Grove Folk Music Fest.
oakgrovefestival.com
Trad., Songwriter; WS
August 7-9, Verona, VA.

Augusta Heritage Festival
augustaheritagecenter.org
Trad., Old-Time; WS
August 2-9, Elkins, WV.

10th Gene Gerth Memorial Fiddle Contest
millelacscountyfair.com
Contests, WS
August, Mille Lacs, MN/TBA.

Great Lakes Folk Festival
greatlakesfolkfest.net
Incl. Folk
August 7-9, East Lansing, MI.

10th Valley Stage Music Festival
valleystage.net
Incl. Folk
August 8, Huntington, VT.

14th Plainsong Folk Festival
plainsongfestival.com
Incl. Folk, Native American, Songwriter
August 8, Martell, NE.

87th Old Fiddlers’ Picnic
chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=2415
Trad., Old-Time, Dance
August 8, Coatesville, PA.

26th Adirondack Folk Festival
schroonlakearts.com
Trad., Songwriter
August 9, Schroon Lake, NY.

Corn Festival
beaconsloopclub.org
Environmental/Maritime
August 9, Beacon, NY.

35th Ashokan
ashokan.org
Southern Wk: Old-Time, Appal., Cajun, Zydeco
August 9-15, Saugerties, NY.

54th Philadelphia Folk Festival
pfs.org
Trad., Songwriter
August 13-17, Schwenksville, PA.

17th AvalonFest
avalon-resort.com
Incl. Folk
August 14-16, Paw Paw, WV.

25th Rocky Mountain Folks Fest.
bluegrass.com/folks/
Incl. Folk, Songwriting Contest
August 14-16, Lyons, CO.

13th Hoxeyville Music Festival
hoxeyville.com
Incl. Folk, SS
August 14-16, Wellston, MI.

Kantishna Music Festival
katair.com
Incl. Folk
August 14-16, Denali Park, AK.

Hickory Fest Ramble
hickoryfest.com
Incl. Folk
August, Wellsboro, PA/hiatus 2015.

Stony Fork Music Fest
stonyforkcamp.com
BG: Incl. Folk, Acoustic
August 14-15, Wellsboro, PA.

5th Peacham Acoustic Music Festival
pamfest.com
Trad., SS; WS, Jams, Concerts, Dance
August 14-15, Peacham, VT.

33rd Slack Key Guitar Fest, Oahu Style
slackkeyfestival.com
Performances
August 14, Oahu, HI.

20th Summer Acoustic Music Camp
wumb.org/samw/
Wk 2: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Harmonica,
Dulcimer, Banjo, Old-Time, Songwriting, Vocal:
August 16-22 Geneva Point, NH.

Lady of the Lake Family Wk
Ladyofthelake.org
Trad music & arts, WS, child oriented
August 16-22, Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Roots on the Rails
flyingunderradar.com
Kenai Peninsula: Wainwright Family
August 29-Sept. 3, AL.

22nd Midland Folk Festival
folkmusicsociety.org/festival
Multi-Instrument WS
August 27-30, Midland, MI.

The 20th Whispering Beard Folk Festival
whisperingbeard.com
Incl. Folk & Old-Time
August 27-30, Friendship, IN.

American Folk Festival
americanfolkfestival.com
Incl. Folk
August 28-30, Bangor, ME.

41st Santa Fe Trad. & BG Fest.
southwestpickers.org
Incl. Folk: Old-Time
August 28-30, Santa Fe, NM.

11th Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
porkiesfestival.org
Incl. Folk
August 28-30, Ontonagon Co., MI.

24th Tumbleweed Festival
tumbleweedfestival.com
Incl. Folk, Cowboy
August 21-23, Garden City, KS.

MSFA State Fiddle Contest
fiddlemn.com or mnstatefair.org
Contests
August 29-30, St. Paul, MN.

35th State Fiddling/Picking Championships
kansasfiddlingandpicking.org
Trad., WS, contests
August 23, Lawrence, KS.

40th Natl Old-Time Country, BG & Folk
ntcma.net
Trad., Old-Time, Cowboy, WS
August 31-September, LeMars, IA.

4th Fayetteville Roots Festival
fayettevilleroots.com
Folk, Trad., SS; Concerts only
August 27-30, Fayetteville, AR.

Ukelele Festival
folkproject.org
Uke New Jersey
August 28-30, Morristown, NJ.

Rhythm & Roots
rhythmandroots.com
Incl. Folk, Zydeco, Creole, etc.
August 30-September 1, Charlestown, RI.

34th Manitou Spgs. Mtn. Festival
mmf2009.blogspot.com
Traditional
August, Manitou Spgs CO/cancelled 2015

Meadowlark Music Camp
meadowlarkmusiccamp.com
WS Old-Time, Celtic, Maritime
Washington, ME/discontinued

4th Gig Harbor Folk Festival
gigharborfolkfestival.com
Songwriters/Contest; WS
Gig Harbor, WA/discontinued 2008

12th Mountain Music Festival
mmfestival.weebly.com
Trad., Old-Time
August, Republic, WA/cancelled 2012?

Portland Folk Festival
portlandfolkfestival.com
Trad., OT, SS
August, Portland, OR/cancelled 2011

9th Highway 61 Folks Festival
hwy61folksfestival.org
Songwriters, Contest
August, Mahtowa, MN/discontinued ?

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival/Johnstown FolkFest
jaha.org
No Longer Folk
August 2-4, Johnstown, PA

Berkshire Women’s Muse Fest
bwmusefest.com/website down
Incl. Folk
August, Pittsfield, MA/discontinued?

Wet Mtn Western Jubilee
wetmountainwesternjubilee.com
Ranch, Cowboy Music
August, Westcliffe, CO/cancelled 2014

32nd Eugene Celebration
eugenecelebration.com
No longer a festival
August, Eugene, OR/Changed

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SEPTEMBER 2014

38th Fox Valley Folk Music, StoryT
foxvalleyfolk.com
Trad., Songwriter; Folk School, WFMT
August 31-September 1, Geneva, IL

30th Bread and Roses Festival
breadandrosesheritage.org
Incl. Folk
September 1, Lawrence, MA

43rd J.P. Fraley’s Mtn. Music Gatherin’
fraleyfestival.com
Trad., Old-Time
September 3-6, Olive Hill, KY

28th Rockbridge Mtn. Music, Dance
rockbridgefestival.org
Old-Time
September 5-6, Buena Vista, VA

20th Sisters Folk Festival
sistersfolkfestival.org
Incl. Folk; Songwriting Contest
September 5-7, Sisters, OR

41st Wheatland Music Festival
wheatlandmusic.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter; WS
September 5-7, Remus, MI

CT Folk Festival & Green Expo
ctfolk.com
Folk, Grassy Hill Song Circle; Contest
September 6, New Haven, CT

24th Rock Bend Folk Festival
rockbend.org
Incl. Folk: Songwriter
September 6-7, St. Peter, MN

22nd Black Swamp Arts Festival
blackswamparts.org
Incl. Folk
September 6-8, Bowling Green, OH

Folk Dance Days Sept. 6-8
Arkansas Fiddle Championship, Sept. 19-21
Cowboy Weekend Sept. 26-27
OzarkFolkCenter.com
Contests, Concerts
Mountain View, AR

37th Takoma Park Folk Festival
tpff.org
Incl. Folk: Songwriters
September 7, Takoma Park, MD

7th Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Fest.
seattlelivealohafestival.com
All things Hawaiian
September 7, Seattle, WA

Strawberry Fall Music Festival
strawberrymusic.com
Incl. Folk: Trad., Songwriter
September 11-14, Grass Valley, CA

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering
simplegiftsmusic.com/greenwood
WS in Trad. & Old-Time
September 12-14, Big Valley, PA

43rd Turtle Hill Folk Festival
goldenlink.org
Songwriter, Trad., OT; WS
September 12-14, Rush, NY

Stephen Foster Old-Time Music Weekend
Facebook / FloridaStateParks.org
Old-Time
September 12-14, White Springs, FL

Pioneer Days & Fiddle Contest
albanypioneerdays.com
Contest, OT concerts
September 12-14, Albany, MN

13th Old Tyme Fiddle Contest
lauradays.org
Contest
September 13-14, Pepin, WI

Wachusett Valley Folk Festival
wachusettmusic.com
Trad., SS
September 14, Westminster, MA

9th Weaverville Open Fiddle Contest
csotfa.org
Contests, All Ages, Levels
September, Weaverville, CA/TBA

11th Berkeley Old-Time Convention
berkeleyoldtimemusic.org
Old-Time, Trad., WS, Contests
September 16-21, Berkeley, CA

43rd Walnut Valley Festival: WINFIELD
wvfest.com
Incl. Trad., Old-Time, WS; Contests
September 17-21, Winfield, KS

8th Hoppin’ John OT & BG Fiddlers’ Convention
hoppinjohn.org
Old-Time
September 18-20, Silk Hope, NC

Lotus World Music & Arts Fest.
lotusfest.org
Incl. Folk: Old-Time, Celtic, etc
September 18-21, Bloomington, IN

48th Kent State Music (formerly Folk) Festival
kentstatefolkfestival.org/kentroundtown.org
Changed focus; check for details
September 19 only (orig. 4 days) Kent, OH

38th Fiddlin’ Down the Tracks (CA OT Fid. Dist. 3)
tehachapifiddlers.org
Fiddle Contest, WS
September 19-20, Tehachapi, CA

Friends of Old-Time Fall Fling/Jamboree
footmad.org
Trad., Old-Time
September 19-21, Beckwith, WV

23rd Millpond Music Festival
inyo.org
Trad., Songwriter; WS
September 19-21, Bishop, CA

18th Earthdance Global Fest. for Peace
earthdance.org
Music for Dancing, Peace & Prayer; Intl Event
September 19-21, EARTH

62nd Aloha Festival/Waikiki Ho’olaule’a
alohafestivals.com
Hawaiian music
September 20, Waikiki, HI

7th Napa Valley Aloha Festival
manaleohcf.org/alohafestival.htm
All things Hawaiian
September 20, Napa, CA

38th Simon Kenton Frontier Festival
frontierfolk.org
Appalachian
September, Old Washington, KY/TBA

37th Boone County Heritage Festival
boonehistory.org or gocolumbiamo.com/ParksandRec/
Incl. Folk, Trad, Native Am.; Fiddle Contest
September 20-21, Columbia, MO

23rd Joe Davies Folk Festival & Harvest Fair
soulehomestead.org
Concerts, Open Mic Competition, Jams
September 20-21, Middleborough, MA

11th RiverSing: Bridging the Charles
revels.org
Trad.
September 21, Cambridge, MA

14th Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
swrfa.com
WS, Formal & Guerrilla Showcases
September 25-28, Austin, TX

21st Iowa Women’s Music Fest.
prairievoices.net
Incl. Folk
September 27, Iowa City, IA

15th Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
newenglandfolknetwork.org/pmff
Trad., Maritime, Songwriter
September 27-28, Portsmouth, NH

12th Working Waterfront Festival
workingwaterfrontfestival.org
Trad. & Mod. Maritime
September 27-28, New Bedford, MA

36th Fall Festival & Fiddlers’ Contest
terracemill.org
Contest
September 28, Terrace, MN

Roots on the Rails
flyingunderradar.com
Cowboy Junkies, etc., on train
September, Anchorage to Denali Pk, AK./not in 2014

Flat Rock Music Festival
flatrockmusicfestival.com
Incl. Folk; Songwriter Contest
September, Flat Rock, NC/cancelled 2010

Fall Equinox Folk Fest.
ctmsfolkmusic.org
Trad., Old-Time, Celtic; WS
September, Northridge, CA/cancelled for 2012?

11th Fortune Williams Music Fest.
fortunewilliamsfestival.org
Incl. Folk
September, Staunton, VA/cancelled 2012

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OCTOBER 2014

7th Tall Stacks Music, Herit. Fest.
tallstacks.com
Incl. Folk
October, Cincinnati, OH/TBA

48th TN Val Old Time Fiddlers
athens.edu/fiddlers
18 Categories Old-Time Contests
October 3-4, Athens, AL

Old-Time Rural Music Gathering
ntcma.net/old-time-rural-music-gathering.php
Old-Time Trad. Country
October 3-5, Fremont, NE

34th Lady of the Lake Fall Dance/Music Wknd
Ladyofthelake.org
Trad. music & dance; WS
October 3-5, Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID

Austin City Limits Festival
aclfestival.com/default.aspx
Incl. Folk
October 3-5, Austin, TX

12th Harp Guitar Gathering
HarpGuitars.net
WS, Lectures, Concert
October 3-5, Coeur d’Alene, ID

36th Sharlot Hall Folk Music Festival
sharlot.org
Trad, Old-Time, Celtic, SW; WS
October 4-5, Prescott, AZ

4th Sacramento Aloha Festival
sacalohafest.org
All things Hawaiian
October 4, Sacramento, CA

67th Original Ozark Folk Festival
ozarkfolkfestival.com
Trad., Songwriter Contest
October 7-11, Eureka Spgs, AR

Grassroots Festival, Music (Fall)
shakorihills.org
Incl. Folk
October 9-12, Silk Hope, NC

The Richmond Folk Festival
richmondfolkfestival.org
WS & Performances
October 10-12, Richmond, VA

22nd Harpers Escape Weekend
harpersescape.com
Traditional Harp in Workshops
October 10-12, New Brunswick, NJ

The Folk Project Acoustic Getaway
folkproject.org
Trad., Old-Time, Celtic, etc.
October 10-12, Stillwater, NJ

25th The Savannah Folk Festival
savannahfolk.org
Trad., Old-Time, Songwriter
October 10-12, Savannah, GA

17th Lake County Folk Festival
lakecountyfolkfest.org
Roots, incl. Folk & Celtic
October 11-12, Eustis, FL

11th Far-West (Folk Alliance) Conference
far-west.org
WS; Official & Guerrilla Showcases
October 16-19, Oakland, CA

31st Lake Eden Arts Festival (Fall)
theleaf.com
Multiple Genres incl. Folk
Oct. 16-19, Black Mountain, NC

State Fiddlers’ Convention/GA Mtn. Fall Fest.
georgiamountainfairgrounds.com
Trad.: 10 Instrument Contests
October 17-18, Hiawassee, GA

5th Americana Music Festival
thedahl.org
WS, Songwriter Contest, Open Mic
October 18, Rapid City, SD

43rd Kentuck Festival
kentuck.org
Incl. Folk
October 18-19, Northport, AL

66th Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival
mossycreekfestival.com
Trad., Old-Time
October 18-19, Perry, GA

38th Folklife Festival
hannibalarts.com
Trad., Old-Time
October 18-19, Hannibal, MO

FARM: Folk Alliance Region Midwest
farmfolk.org
WS; Formal and Private Showcases
October 23-26, St. Louis, MO

31st Western Open Fiddle Contest
westernopenfiddle.com
Contest
October 23-25, Red Bluff, CA

11th Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival
nutmegdulcimer.com
WS & Performances
October 24-25, Milford, CT

78th World Champ. Fiddlers’ Fest.
crockettareachamber.org
Trad., Old-Time; Contests
October 25, Crockett, TX

Augusta Old-Time Week
augustaheritagecenter.org
Trad., Old-Time Classes/Fiddlers’ Reunion
Oct. 26-Nov. 2, Elkins, WV

Fall Weekend: Eisteddfod – NY
folkmusicny.org
Trad, Celtic, Intl; WS, jams
October 31-November 2, Kerhonkson, NY

22nd Augusta Heritage Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion
augustaheritagecenter.org
Workshops & Concerts
October 31-November 2, Elkins, WV

Roots on the Rails
flyingunderradar.com
Folk Music on Railroad/Gurfday Party
October 31-November 4, Winslow, AZ

2nd Taunton River Folk Fest.
tauntonfest.org
Trad., OT, Celtic, Native Am.
October, Taunton, MA/discontinued 2010 ?

2nd Big Sur Old-Time Music Camp
bigsuroldtime.com
WS, concert
October, Big Sur, CA/discontinued?.

New London Americana Festival
americanafestival.net
Folk
October, New London, CT/discontinued?

4th Connecticut Americana Music Festival
Facebook
Incl. Folk
October, Old Saybrook, CT/discontinued?

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NOVEMBER 2014

38th Fall Country Jamboree
pioneersettlement.org
Trad.
November 1-2, Barberville, FL

32nd Athabascan Old-Time Fiddling
Call C of C, 907-452-1105 or
Facebook, Athabascan Fiddlers Association
Native Old-Time (Gwich’in), Contemp. Fest.
November 5-8, Fairbanks, AK

65th Death Valley 49ers Encampment
OT Fiddlin’ & Grassy Green Pickin’ Contests
deathvalley49ers.org
Old-Time, Western; Contests
November 5-9, Death Valley, CA

20th Lambs Retreat for Songwriters
springfed.org
Presentations, Discuss, Assign.
November 6-9, 13-16, Harbor Spgs, MI

Riverhawk Music Festival
riverhawkmusic.com
Roots, incl. Folk, Celtic
November 6-9, Brooksville, FL

6th C-U Folk & Roots Festival
folkandroots.org
Perf. & WS: Banjo, Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Ballads
November 7-8, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Stephen Foster Dulcimer Retreat
FloridaStateParks.org
Dulcimer WS, Jam Sessions & Concerts
November 7-8, White Springs, FL

12th Moab Folk Fest./Folk Camp
moabfolkfestival.com
Trad., Songwriter
November 7-9, Moab, UT

11th Rice Festival/Fischer Fest
fischerfest.org
Folk, Songwriter
November 7-9, Fischer, TX

19th Spokane Fall Folk Festival
spokanefolkfestival.org
Trad., Old-Time, SW, Celtic, etc.
November 8-9, Spokane, WA

Northeast Regional Folk Alliance
nerfa.org
WS; Official & Guerrilla Showcases
November 13-16, Kerhonkson, NY

21st Beavers Bend Folk Festival
beaversbend.com
Trad.; Mtn. Dulcimer WS
November 14-16, Broken Bow, OK

Frank Thomas Folk Heritage & Music Festival
floridastateparks.org
Performances
November 15, Bushnell, FL

Mountain Stage NewSong Contest
newsong-music.com
Songwriter Competition
November 15, New York, NY

24th Great American Indian Exposition
powwow@vance.net
Drums, flutes
November 15-16, Richmond, VA

No. Fl. Folk Network at Orange Pk Fall Festival
nffolk.com
Perf. & Songwriter Contest
October 18, Orange Park, FL

12th NOMAD
nomadfest.org
Trad, Old-Time, Irish, Celtic; WS
New Haven, CT/cancelled 08

Mtn. Dulcimer Duet Weekend
ozarkfolkcenter.com
Duet WS
November 2-3, Mountain View, AR/discontinued?


Happy Thanksgiving

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DECEMBER 2014

Ashokan, New Years Fiddle & Dance Fest
ashokan.org
WS, jammin’ & dancin’
December 31-Jan. 3, Saugerties, NY

4th Seattle Folk Festival
Facebook, seattlefolkfestival.com
Folk, Old-Time; WS & Concerts
December, Seattle, WA/suspended?


Best Wishes for A
Warm & Musical
Holiday Season

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