Festival Focus

Finalists Named in 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among more than 600 submissions from around the world, the finalists will perform the two songs they submitted during the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 28 and 29, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
GoGirls Hosts Online Music Festival, April 24

GoGirls Hosts Online Music Festival, April 24

GoGirlsMusic.com, launched in 1996 to promote, support and empower independent women musicians from around the world through networking and events, partners with Concert Window to host its first-ever online music festival on Sunday, April 24. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

Apply Now for Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase

May 20 is the application submission deadline for the annual Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase. From among all entries received, 24 artists/acts will be selected for two-song/10-minute spots on the main stage on Friday, August 5, during the 28th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article, which includes a preview of the festival, click on the headline.]
Old Settler's Music Festival Set for April 14-17 in the Texas Hill Country

Old Settler’s Music Festival Set for April 14-17 in the Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country comes alive with the sounds of Americana, bluegrass and roots music of all varieties, Thursday-Sunday, April 14-17. That’s when the Old Settler’s Music Festival returns to the Salt Lick BBQ Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Texas, just south of Austin. Now in its 29th year, the festival takes place during what’s usually the height of bluebonnet and wildflower season. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp & Fair Set for Feb. 17-21 in Kansas City

Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp & Fair Set for Feb. 17-21 in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri may be better known for jazz, blues, barbecue and the Royals. However, more than 2,500 people are expected to converge on this midwestern metropolis Feb. 17-21, 2016, for the 28th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, a concurrent music camp, and a new Kansas City Folk Festival on Sunday. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

2016 Kerrville New Folk Competition Entries Due by Feb. 29

Entries are now being sought for the 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters to be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 2016, during the 45th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival in the Texas hill country. The first 800 entries received via the mail or online by February 29 will be accepted, and 32 finalists will be named in mid-April. To continue reading this short article, click on the headline.

January is Music Festival Time in Florida

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State have opportunities to escape the winter doldrums and enjoy some fine music in mid-January. Both the South Florida Folk Festival and the 30A Songwriters Festival take place over the same weekend in different parts of the state. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
2015 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Set for Sept. 12 in New Haven

2015 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Set for Sept. 12 in New Haven

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Gorka and rootsy female Americana group Della Mae headline CT Folk’s 10th annual Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo, a free, daylong event, on Saturday, Sept. 12, in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Philadelphia Folk Festival Set For Aug. 13-16

Philadelphia Folk Festival Set For Aug. 13-16

Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” while influential folksinger-songwriter Tom Paxton, who plans to retire from the road later this year after more than a half-century as a performing and recording artist, are among the dozens of artists and acts slated to perform during the 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival. Scheduled for August 13 -16 at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, near bucolic Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, the festival is produced and presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. Now in its 54th year, it is the longest continuously running musical festival of its kind in North America. To continue reading this article, click on the headline.
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com will host a series of late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 30-August 2, in partnership with Pirate Camp, which was informally launched by Stuart Kabak and the late Jack Hardy more than a decade ago to provide a warm and welcoming haven for sharing music, food and camaraderie. [To continue reading this preview of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and see the complete schedule for the AcousticMusicScene.com tent @ Pirate Camp, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Song Swaps at 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival, July 26

Tom Paxton headlines the 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival on Sunday, July 26 at Heckscher Park, Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington, New York -- located on Long Island, about an hour from Manhattan. Extending from noon until l0:30 p.m., the free festival –- co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council –- is part of the 50th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival. To continue reading this article and see the complete schedule for the festival, click on the headline.

Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Twenty-four artists/duos or groups have been selected to perform in the Emerging Artists Showcase during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on Friday afternoon, July 31, from noon to 4:30 p.m. To continue reading this article and see the list of Emerging Artists Showcase performers, click on the headline.