Woodstock Folk Festival

2018 Woodstock Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from Noon-6 p.m., on Woodstock Square. The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Corky Siegel. Corky is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader, and author. Spook Handy, who performed with Pete Seeger many times and has traveled the world keeping Pete's songs and tradition alive, will open the Festival and lead the All-Sing Finale. Other Main Stage artists include Annie and the Hedonists (Annie Rosen, Jonny Rosen, Peter Davis, and Don Young); Gathering Time (Hillary Foxsong, Gerry McKeveny, and Stuart Markus) with guest Mara Levine; The Donna Herula, Jon Spiegel, & Chris Walz Trio; Crys Matthews; Ordinary Elephant (Crystal and Pete Damore); and Garnet Rogers. Chuck VanderVennet and Rich Warren co-host the Festival’s Main Stage. There will also be a Children’s Area, Open Mic Stage, and Workshop. The Festival is made possible in part by our Radio Partners WDCB/90.9FM, WFMT/98.7FM, and WNUR/893FM, the City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock.

Due to illness Jon Spiegel will not be able to perform at the Festival this year. Donna Herula and Chris Walz will still perform.

Come for the weekend

A picnic with Chris Jones and Open Mic on Friday night; music at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning; concerts by Garnet Rogers and Corky Siegel at Stage Left Cafe and Woodstock Opera House, respectively; and the multi-day “Summer in the Park.”

For information on attractions and events in Woodstock, visit RealWoodstock.com.

2018 and 2019 Spring Benefit Concerts

Thanks very much to the performers at our April 22 "Earthrise" benefit concert. Thanks also to Off Square Music for sound, to our volunteers, to Unity Spiritual Center especially Tricia Alexander for use of their beautiful space, and to all who attended and donated. The fundraiser was a success and will help us present this summer's Woodstock Folk Festival.

Stay tuned for the time, date, place, and other details about our Spring 2019 concert, "Sun, Moon, & Stars."

Donations Appreciated

2007 Festival Donations Box
Photo by
Alvin McGovern

Entrance to the Woodstock Folk Festival is by donation. The suggested donations are:

  • $20/individual
  • $30/family
  • $15/seniors and students

Since the festival is held in a publicly accessible location, our audience pays on the honor system. Please be conscious of this and make sure you find out where the donation is being collected as soon as possible after arriving. Thank you.