Woodstock Folk Festival


Spring Concert

Please join us for the 6th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational on Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017, beginning at 2 p.m., at Unity Spiritual Center, 225 West Calhoun Street (corner of Tryon), just 2 blocks from the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois. This year's theme will be a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the "Summer of Love." Mark your calendar now, then stay tuned for a list of performers. Our annual themed concert is a fundraiser for the summer Festival which will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, from Noon to 6 p.m. on Woodstock Square.

Related Community Events

Fans of our Festival may also be interested in the 15th Anniversary of Music4Martin featuring musical/artistic expressions presented by local artists on Sunday afternoon, March 12, at 3:30 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, in Woodstock.

2017 Woodstock Folk Festival

The 32nd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, from Noon to 6 p.m., on the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois. The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso aka Small Potatoes. For about 25 years this popular Chicago-area duo has been a "favorite act" at many coffeehouses, clubs, house concerts, and festivals across the U.S. and in Ireland. They bring superb musicianship, award-winning songwriting, a strong sense of tradition, and a sense of humor to all of their performances. Other Main Stage artists will be announced in early 2017. Chuck VanderVennet and Rich Warren co-host the Festival's Main Stage. There will also be a Children's Area and Open Mic Stage. The Festival is made possible in part by our Radio Partners WDCB/90.9FM, WFMT/98.7FM, and WNUR/89.3FM, the City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock.

For information on other events in Woodstock, please visit RealWoodstock.com.

Donations Appreciated

2007 Festival Donations Box
Photo by
Alvin McGovern

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

  • $15/individual
  • $25/family
  • $10/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.