Woodstock Folk Festival


2018 Spring Benefit Concert

The next Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational, the annual spring benefit concert which helps fund the summer Festival, will be held on Earth Day, Sunday afternoon, April 22, at Unity Spiritual Center in Woodstock. The theme will be "Earthrise" as we commemorate the events of 1968 and the awe-inspiring photos of earth from space. Mark your calendar now and check this website in early 2018 for more details.

2018 Woodstock Folk Festival

The 33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from Noon to 6 p.m., on the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois. The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Corky Siegel. Corky Siegel 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. This award-winning musician forged a new genre of music with his Chamber Blues Band. He has appeared with symphony orchestras throughout the world as well as with top names in jazz. 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. 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/893FM, the City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock.

For information on attractions and events in Woodstock, 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.