Woodstock Folk Festival


Upcoming Spring fund raising concert

The Woodstock Folk Festival will present its spring concert, "The International Women's Day Invitational," on Sunday, March 8, from 2-5 p.m., at Unity Center, 225 West Calhoun Street (corner of Tryon), in Woodstock, Illinois. The concert will feature songs inspired by, written by, or performed by women. The concert is a benefit for the 30th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival which will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015, from Noon (note earlier start time) to 6 p.m. on the historic Woodstock Square.

Performers invited to participate in this celebration of women’s music include Tricia Alexander; Sharon Arnold; Gloria Burchfield, Judy Matzen & Laurel Palma; Amy Beth; Edie Carey; Amy Dixon-Kolar; Deb Firak; Carol Francis; Tret Fure; Robinlee Garber; Quintessa of the Georgia Rae Family Band; Julie Loyd; Lia Nicine McCoo and Keryn Moriyah; Kate Moretti; and Diane Ward....and maybe a surprise guest or two.

A printable flyer for this event is here.

While you're in Woodstock, stop by Woodstock Square's independent bookstore, Read Between the Lynes, which will feature a window display in honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day. Here's a link to their web site, www.readbetweenthelynes.com.

2015 Woodstock Folk Festival performers

Presentation of Fourteenth Annual Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award to and performance by Kim and Reggie Harris.

Main Stage Performers are Ellen Bukstel, Peter Mulvey, Mustard's Retreat, Danny Santos, Sons of the Never Wrong, Spuyten Duyvil and Matt Watroba.

Once again Chuck VanderVennet and Rich Warren will co-host the Main Stage.

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.