Woodstock Folk Festival


2019 Woodstock Folk Festival

The 34th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from Noon to 6 p.m. on the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois, 47 miles northwest of Chicago. The Festival will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Anne Hills. It will also present “Woody” Awards to Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven. The LeftOvers (Pete Jonsson, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, and Les Urban) will open the Festival and lead the All-Sing Finale; they’ll commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing and Moonwalk (exactly 50 years ago that weekend) and the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Other Main Stage performers will be Scott Ainslie, Joe Crookston, Gathering Sparks, Zoe Mulford, Cari Ray & the Shaky Legs, and Windborne. Special guests Jamie O'Reilly and Michael Smith will help us honor Anne Hills. Scott Ainslie will also offer a Blues Workshop. Rick Fitzgerald will be the Featured Performer at the Open Mic Stage. There will also be a Children’s Area with hands-on activities. 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.

Come for the weekend

There will be additional musical activities in Woodstock that weekend. Watch this site in 2019 for announcements and details. 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:

  • $20/individual
  • $30/family

We especially appreciate donations at the concert and Festival, but donations and sponsorships are also welcome throughout the year. Please click on the "Donations" tag for more information.