Festival Listings

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Festival Calendar

Festival Listings


May ’15 | June ’15 | July ’15 | August ’15 | September ’15

May ’15


SEMBA Bluegrass Festivals
5/15/2015 – 5/17/2015
Cushon’s Peak Campground, 18696 State Hwy 16, Houston, MN 55943 USA
The Martins, Gold Wing Express, The Purdy River Band, The Platte Valley Boys, The Misty Mountain Boys, Cedar Valley | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Ceolas Song Weekend
5/22/2015 – 5/24/2015
Iochdar School, Isle of South Uist, Western Isles HS8 5RQ Scotland
Gillebride MacMIllan, Paul McCallum | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: See website | Visit Website

Canadian International Military Tattoo
5/30/2015 – 5/31/2015
101 York Blvd., Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3L4 Canada
See Website for Description | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

June ’15


Gate to Southwell Festival
6/4/2015 – 6/7/2015
The Race Course, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0TS U.K
Clannad, Billy Bragg, The Railpslitters, Manran, Artisan, The Hot seats, Chris Wood & Andy Cutting, The Young’ Uns, Cloudstreet, We Banjo 3. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

11th Wirral Folk Festival
6/4/2015 – 6/7/2015
Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6QF United Kingdom
Folk and acoustic music, featuring Fairport Convention, Cara Dillon, Richard Digance, While & Matthews, Houghton Weavers, Harvey Andrews, Elbow Jane and more. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Gate to Southwell Festival
06/04/15 – 6/7/2015
Racecourse road, Southwell, NG25 0TS UK
Clannad, Billy Bragg, We Banjo 3, The Railsplitters, Manran, Artisan, The Young ‘Uns, Urban Folk Quartet, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr, Cloudstreet | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival
6/6/2015 – 6/7/2015
Route 6, Morris, IL 60450 United States
Mike Anderson, Andina and Rich, Bing Futch, House of Waters with Max ZT, Stephen Humphries, Sarah Morgan, the Lindseys, Rick Thum, Cynthia Shelhart, Bill Robinson & Friends. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Albuquerque Folk Festival
6/6/2015 – 6/6/2015
Albuquerque Balloon Museum 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE , Albuquerque, NM 87113 USA
Ed Poullard and Blake Miller, Handsome Family, Cathy Barton and Dave Para, Spencer and Rains , Notorious, Run Boy Run, Ryanhood, The Zuni Mountain Boys, Truckstop Honeymoon | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $5-20 | Visit Website

Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
6/10/2015 – 6/14/2015
196 E Mountain Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091 USA
The Gibson Brothers, Jim Lauterdale, James King, The Hillbenders, Reno & Harrell, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Valerie Smith, Little Roy & Lizzy, Danny Paisley, AJ Lee | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $15 to $80 | Visit Website

XFest 2015
6/12/2015 – 6/14/2015
133 Cressman Road, Telford, PA 18969 United States
Spuyten Duyvill, Full Frontal Folk, Burning Bridget Cleary, Jersey Corn Pickers, Psych-a-Billy, Black Horse Motel, Adam Brodsky, The Wallace Brothers, Gene Shay, The Punkabillys | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $45 early bird/ $60 gate for full festival, daily tickets available | Visit Website

St Neots Folk Festival
6/12/2015 – 6/13/2015
THe Priory Centre, St Neots, Cambs. PE19 2BH UK
Friday: Ceilidh with the Hosepipe Band & Adam Hughes. Saturday: Day of Dance around the town Saturday: Concert with Les Barker & Faustus | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Charlie Poole Music Festival
6/12/2015 – 6/13/2015
422 Church St., Eden, NC 27288 US
See website for details. Friday night concert will feature presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Tony Rice. | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: $15 per day / $25 for weekend pass | Visit Website

49th Annual Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival
6/13/2015 – 6/20/2015
5163 State Road 135 North, Morgantown, Indiana 46160 USA
Ralph Stanley, Dailey & Vincent, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Crowe, Lawson & Williams, The Grascals, Becky Buller. Over 70 bands during the 8 day festival. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $20-$200.00 | Visit Website

National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival
6/17/2015 – 6/27/2015
2235 Paddock Avenue, Weiser, IDAHO USA
Top old-time fiddlers from U.S. and Canada ,bluegrass, Americana, individual artists Luke Price ,Kimber Ludiker, Doug Fleenor, Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, Katrina Nicolayeff, Paul Anastasio | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: Free | Visit Website

Long Day’s Night
6/18/2015 – 6/21/2015
Marston St. & 11th Ave SW, Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada
Lee Harvey Osmond, Bears in Hazenmore, Bend Sinister, Steve Hill, Yukon Blonde, Scott Richmond Band, Mad Caddies | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: $30/night | Visit Website

Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival
6/19/2015 – 6/20/2015
44 Firehall Road, Ligonier, PA 15658 United States
Allegheny Drifters, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Springfield Exit, Lonesome Meadow, Irene Kelley, Northwest Territory | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $25 advance for weekend or gate prices | Visit Website

Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
6/19/2015 – 6/21/2015
92937 Walluski Loop Road, Astoria, Oregon 97103
Harald Haurgaard and Helene Blum, Sindre and Kristoffer, Skolkis, Folk Voice, Nordleik of Poulsbo | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition
6/20/2015 – 6/20/2015
Grayson Higlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24333
Kruger Brothers, April Verch Band, EmiSunshine, Dry Hill Draggers, South Carolina Broadcasters, 20 pre-registered guitar contestants | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: $20 | Visit Website

Haapavesi Folk Music Festival
6/25/2015 – 6/27/2015
Teollisuustie 2, Haapavesi, 86600 Finland
Helsinki Cotonou Ensemble, Verneri Pohjola Quartet, Navarra, Ukulelezaza, Ismo Alanko & Kimmo Pohjonen, Eva & Manu, Erik Hokkanen & Lumisudet, Sattuma | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
6/26/2015 – 6/28/2015
Elkview Campground I-90 Exit 37, Sturgis, SD 57785 USA
Adkins & Loudermilk, Bull Harman & Bull’s Eye, Hard Road Trio, Blue Sage & Lace, Deadwood Express | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

St Albans Folk Festival
6/27/2015 – 6/28/2015
Old Town Hall, St Albans, Herts AL3 5DJ England
Brass Monkey headlining in festival concert with support from Hartwell, Floyd and Hines and New Roots finalist Molly Evans. Free showcase during day with many perfomers | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

July ’15


Clonmel Junction Festival
7/3/2015 – 7/12/2015
15 Parnell Street, Clonmel, Tipperary Ireland
World-class folk music from all of the world | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

37th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival On-the-Green
7/5/2015 – 7/11/2015
298 Buttolph Drive, Middlebury, VT 5753 U.S.
Caroline Rose, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, The 24th Street Wailers, The Miles Donahue Quintet, Darlingside, Caitlin Canty, The Mike & Ruthy Band, Heather Maloney, Vance Gilbert, Ray Vega | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: Free | Visit Website

Wayside Bluegrass Festival
7/8/2015 – 7/11/2015
332 Wayside Park Road, Stuart, VA 24171 USA
Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Bluegrass Brothers, Michelle Nixon & Drive, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Drive Tyme, Marshall Brothers, Oh Brother Where Am I | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: Day tickets available or $65 for full event | Visit Website

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
7/8/2015 – 7/12/2015
Broadway, Okemah, OK 74859 USA
Ellis Paul, John Fullbright, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Joel Rafael, Michael Fracasso, Kevin Welch & Dustin Welch, SONiA, Sam Baker | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: Before May 13: $50 for 3-day pass | Visit Website

The Americana International Festival
7/9/2015 – 7/12/2015
Wymeswold Airfield Prestwold , Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5SH UK
See website for details. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

TD Sunfest ’15
07/09/15 – 7/12/2015
Victoria Park (509 Clarence St.), London, Ontario N6A 3N1
Afro-Cuban All Stars, Breabach, Paulo Flores, Nation Beat, Nishtiman, Ana Tijoux, Marema, Calan, Spiro, more | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: Free | Visit Website

Vancouver Island MusicFest
7/10/2015 – 7/12/2015
Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Courtenay , BC Canada
Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Leftover Salmon with Bill Payne | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: $169.00 plus taxes and service fee | Visit Website

Blissfest
7/10/2015 – 7/12/2015
3695 Division Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 USA
Arlo Guthrie, Ages and Ages, Pearl and the Beard, Rocky Dawuni, That One Guy, The Defibulators, Left Over Cuties, Candelaria, Gangstagrass, James Hill Band, Funky Butt Brass Band, Whiskey Shivers | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $85-150 | Visit Website

Brosella Folk & Jazz festival
7/11/2015 – 7/12/2015
Groentheater, LAKEN, BRUSSELS 1020 Belgium
See website for details | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival
7/12/2015 – 7/12/2015
100 Grove Road, Blandon, PA 19510 USA
Joe Newberry, Jesse Milnes, Tom Druckenmiller, Betty Druckenmiller, Norm Williams, Keith, Brintzenhoff. John Ehlis, Paula Taylor and Mike Andrews, Stacy Bechtel | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: varies from $10 to $60 depending on workshops selected. See website. | Visit Website

Folkmoot USA, NC’s International Folk Festival
7/16/2015 – 7/26/2015
112 Virginia Avenue (ticket office), Waynesville, NC 28786
International dancers and musicians from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Ecuador and Chile. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: Most performances are ticketed, costs range from free up to $30. See Website. | Visit Website

37th Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival
7/17/2015 – 7/19/2015
2145 Sugarloaf Tourist Park, Marquette, MI 49855 USA
The Duhk’s, Bonsoir Catin, Polyphony Marimba, Papa John Kohlstad, Extra Crispy Brass Band, Good and Young Band, Mike Waite, Northern, Kentucky Brotherhood Singers, The High 48’s, Richard Scofano | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $65 adult | Visit Website

36th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival
7/17/2015 – 7/18/2015
220 South Jefferson Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Richard LeBouef & Two Step, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys, Kira Viator Weber & Bayou Beat, Born Not Yets String Band, James Linden Hogg | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Animas River Blues & Brews Fest
7/18/2015 – 7/18/2015
500 S Lightplant Rd, Aztec, New Mexico 87410 USA
Harlis Sweetwater, Kelly Richey, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Michael Lee, Austin Young | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $22 | Visit Website

Woodstock Folk Festival
7/19/2015 – 7/19/2015
Woodstock Square, Woodstock, IL 60098 USA
Kim & Reggie Harris, Ellen Bukstel, Peter Mulvey, Mustard’s Retreat, Danny Santos, Sons of the Never Wrong, Spuyten Duyvil, Matt Watroba; Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: Suggested donation is $15/individuals, $25/family, and $10/seniors/students | Visit Website

Fiddler’s Green Festival
7/19/2015 – 7/26/2015
Rostrevor, Newry, County Down Northern Ireland
Seamus Begley, Steve Cooney, Kila, The Sands Family and more | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

17th Annual Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Gospel Jubilee
7/23/2015 – 7/25/2015
5163 State Road 135 North, Morgantown, Indiana 46160 USA
Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Marty Raybon & Full Circle | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $15-$55.00 | Visit Website

Warwick Folk Festival
7/23/2015 – 7/26/2015
Warwick School, Myton Rod, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 6XW UK
Billy Bragg, Jimmy Reed Band, The Demon Barbers, Nancy Kerr and The Sweet Visitor Band, A Moving Sound, The Wilsons, Barluath, The Young’Uns, The Will Pound Band, Elbow Jane Band | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Istanbul Eurasia Culture Festival
7/29/2015 – 8/3/2015
rasim pasa mah 34/1 kadikoy, istanbul, marmara 34716 turkey
International culture festival. | Contests: Yes | Camping: No | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

August ’15


Wickham Folk Festival
8/6/2015 – 8/9/2015
Blind Lane, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5HD England
The Proclaimers, Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman, Show of Hands, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Kathryn Tickell, Roy Bailey, Carlos Nunez, Luka Bloom | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See website | Visit Website

88th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
8/6/2015 – 8/8/2015
Diana Wortham Theatre – 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Three-day event showcases the best of the Southern Appalachian Mountains’ traditional and old-time musicians, ballad singers, mountain dance groups and cloggers | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: Adult $22, Child $12 | Visit Website

Saulieu Cajun Festival
08/06/15 – 8/9/2015
Espace Jean Bertin, Saulieu, Burgundy 21220 France
See website for details | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Festival of Friends
8/7/2015 – 8/9/2015
Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd., Jerseyville, Ontario L0R 1R0 Canada
See Website for Description | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: Free | Visit Website

Broadstairs Folk Week
8/7/2015 – 8/14/2015
Broadstairs, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1JX England
Kate Rusby, Demon Barbers XL, Spooky Men’s Chorale, Flook, Tim Edey, Vin Garbutt, Jez Lowe, Belshazzar’s Feast, Edward II, The Broonzies, Mawkin, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin band, | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Adirondack Folk Music Festival
8/9/2015 – 8/9/2015
Town Park, Schroon Lake, New York 12870 US
Atwater & Donnelly, Patchouli, Neptunes Car & Dana & Susan Robinson | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: Free | Visit Website

Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School
8/10/2015 – 8/14/2015
1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213 United States
Liz Carroll, Brian Conway, Joanie Madden, Jimmy Keane, Kevin Crawford, Tom Sweeney, Tim Edey, Colm Phelan, Randy Gosa | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: $25 – $150 | Visit Website

Princeton Traditional Music Festival
8/14/2015 – 8/16/2015
downtown Princeton, Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0 Canada
120-130 traditional musicians, singers and dancers. mostly from North America | Contests: No | Camping: Yes, but not on-site | Admission: Free | Visit Website

Olalla Bluegrass & Beyond Festival
8/15/2015 – 8/15/2015
Olalla Little League Field — 5795 S.E. Hovgaard Rd., Olalla, WA USA
“Kick the City Off Your Shoes!” with Bryan Bowers, Blackberry Bushes, Fern Hill, Woodland, Eclectic Cloggers and more. | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: Suggested donation: $17 adults; $12 kids; $50 family pass. Under 6 – free | Visit Website

Dissident Arts Festival
8/15/2015 – 8/16/2015
ShapeShifter Lab 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, New York 11215 USA
Dissipated Face w/ Daniel Carter, Raymond Nat Turner, Harmolodic Monk, Bernardo Palombo, Trudy Silver, Literary Warrior Project, Patricia Parker | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: $15.00 | Visit Website

Pickin’ In The Pasture
8/19/2015 – 8/23/2015
2515 Covert Road, Lodi , NY 14860 USA
A world-class stage show featuring many nationally known performers. | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: See Website | Visit Website

Green Harbor Roots Festival
8/23/2015 – 8/23/2015
140 Main St, Marshfield, Ma. 20520 USA
Terrence Simien, Los Tex Maniacs and more | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: $10.00 | Visit Website

OT Jam At the County Fair
8/26/2015 – 8/29/2015
1000 Hwy 6, Menlo, WA USA
Jamming all over the fairgrounds, two open mic stages. Featured Performer: Kevin Carr | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: $5/day or $10 pass | Visit Website

40th National Old Time Country/Bluegrass/Folk Music Festival
8/31/2015 – 9/6/2015
500 4th Ave NE, LeMars, Iowa 51031 USA
Over 600 performers, all of them acoustic and old time oriented. A dozen celebrities that support our efforts in keeping the upper Midwest old-time music alive. | Contests: Yes | Camping: Yes | Admission: $15 per day | Visit Website

September ’15


39th Annual Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
9/6/2015 – 9/7/2015
II Rt. 38 and the Fox River, Geneva, IL 60134 USA
See Website for Details | Contests: No | Camping: No | Admission: $20 suggested adult donation – $15 teens & seniors — 12 & under Free | Visit Website

41st Annual Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall Of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival
9/23/2015 – 9/26/2015
5163 State Road 135 North, Morgantown, Indiana 46160 USA
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Ralph Stanley. Over 30 bands during the 4 day festival | Contests: No | Camping: Yes | Admission: $20-$105.00 | Visit Website

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