Woodstock Folk Festival


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. Main Stage performers will include Bettman & Halpin, Mari Black, Pat Donohue, David Hawkins, Joan and Joni (Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin), Michael Johnathon, and The Malvinas. 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 Featured Performer at the Open Mic Stage will be Briar Road (Dan Zahn, Kate Moretti, and Rusty Winchel). Mark Lyons will give a Ukulele Workshop at Stage Left Cafe. 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.

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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.