Woodstock Folk Festival Concerts

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.


Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2 p.m., Unity Spiritual Center, Woodstock, IL - "Summer of Love" Over 170 people attended the 6th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational; this year's theme was the 50th Anniversary of the "Summer of Love." Performers included Tricia Alexander; Guyz With Bad Eyez (Merv Collins and Don Humbertson); Lia Nicine McCoo; Megon McDonough; Raspberry Atomic Clock (Dean Milano and Russ Ward); Norm Siegel; the Stage Leftovers (Pete Jonsson, Brian Murphy, Laurel Palma, Joe Pesz, Rich Prezioso, and Les Urban); Thrice Nice (Sharon Arnold, Annemarie Serra, and Diane Ward); and the Ukulele Superhero Club (Amy Beth, Dorothy Biris, Helen Lindquist, Laurel Palma, and Annemarie Serra). Popular snacks and drinks from 1967 were served and many audience members and performers came in 60s attire. Audience members were invited to bring instruments as well as voices for the All-Sing Opening and Finale.

Previous themes include concerts commemorating "Journeys" on April 10, 2016; International Women's Day on March 8, 2015; the 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion on March 2, 2014; the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on March 10, 2013; and the Centennial of Woody Guthrie's birth on April 22, 2012.