Clearwater Festival to Sail Again in 2017

Following a one-year hiatus, the Great Hudson River Revival is returning to Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York on June 17 and 18. Evolved out of a local “folk picnic” organized by Toshi Seeger and her husband Pete Seeger in 1966, the Great Hudson River Revival was first held … → read more

Clearwater Festival Cancelled for 2016

Sad news out of Beacon, New York … at a meeting on January 20, the Clearwater environmental group’s board of directors voted to cancel the 2016 annual festival, the Great Hudson River Revival. There are also lots of questions about concerning the future direction of the Clearwater due to a … → read more

Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees Announced

David Francey and his CFMA

The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) announced the nominees for this year’s awards. Overall, 70 artists and groups were announced as nominees in 19 categories who hailed from eight provinces and two territories in Canada. The CFMA weekend begins on November 8 and runs through to November 10, culminating in … → read more

Tom Rush Film Premiers

A documentary about Tom Rush, the influential folk legend who helped propel Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne into the spotlight will premiere at the New Hampshire Film Festival in the town where he was born, Portsmouth, N.H., on October 17 and 20. TOM RUSH: NO REGRETS features interviews … → read more

World of Bluegrass Week Comes to a Close

The 24th annual World of Bluegrass Week, this year in Raleigh, started on Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 28. Over 16,000 bluegrass fans and musicians from across the country poured into Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IBMA Business Conference was held, performances were staged, and awards were given out. … → read more

Springsteen Pays Tribute to Victor Jara

Bruce Springsteen performed a tribute to the late singer-songwriter Victor Jara on September 12 in Chile. The performance was part of the Wrecking Ball tour, and fell coincidentally on the 40th anniversary of the Chilean military coup which led to Jara’s death. To honor Jara, Springsteen played a cover of … → read more

Summer Folk Festivals: August Edition

View of crowd at Philadelphia Folk Festival

Sing Out! provides an international listing of folk music festivals and camps, which can be found at www.singout.org/fests.html. Our listing is currently updated to feature festivals throughout the summer. Before making summer road trips, camping excursions, etc., be sure to check if there’s a festival near you! Folk music thrives … → read more

NC Artists Gather for Protests

"Moral Monday" protesters

North Carolinian recording artists are pulling together to record a compilation of protest songs in support of North Carolina’s “Moral Monday” protests, which have been held for the past 12 consecutive Mondays in Raleigh, NC. Calling themselves the North Carolina Music Love Army, the 40-plus member group intends to continue … → read more

Summer Folk Festivals: July Edition

View of crowd at Philadelphia Folk Festival

Sing Out! provides an international listing of folk music festivals and camps, which can be found at www.singout.org/fests.html. Our listing is currently updated to feature festivals throughout the summer. Before making summer road trips, camping excursions, etc., be sure to check if there’s a festival near you! Folk music thrives … → read more

Benefit Concert for NYC Folk Music Exhibit

Upcoming Folk Music Exhibit, Folk City

A benefit concert featuring Pete Seeger and other folk singers, musicians and writers will be held at the New York Academy of Medicine on Thursday, June 20th. The concert will benefit an upcoming folk music exhibit, “Folk City,” on display at the Museum of the City of New York in … → read more