2020 Concerts

9th Annual Invitational Concert: The Power of Song

Sunday, April 5, 2:00 p.m.
Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
225 W. Calhoun S. (corner of Tryon & Calhoun)
Woodstock, IL 60098

The Woodstock Folk Festival is delighted to present the 9th Annual Invitational Concert titled “The Power of Song,” Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W. Calhoun Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

This program celebrates the power of music to promote social change. We will commemorate The 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, the 50th Anniversaries of Earth Day and the Student Strike of 1970, and the role music played in these movements. Performers include Tricia Alexander, Mark Dvorak, Kristin Lems, Lia Nicine McCoo, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern, Heather Styka, and Les Urban. Refreshments will be served. There will also be a CD release party at intermission for Mark Dvorak, “Let Love Go On,” his 18th recorded release.

Suggested donation for “The Power of Song” concert is $15.00. Reservations are encouraged but not required. For reservations, call 815-­353-­5696.

Funds raised will benefit the 35th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, taking place on Sunday, July 19, 2020 on the Historic Woodstock Square. The Festival’s Main Stage features some of the finest talent in folk music, including the Award recipient, folk/cabaret singer/songwriter and actress Megon McDonough. The Festival also offers an Open Mic Stage, Workshop, and Children’s Area.


For more information about this year’s Invitational Concert, including the Performance Schedule and updates, check this page, 2020 Concerts, on our site regularly, and watch our Facebook (Woodstock Folk Festival) and Twitter (@woodstockfolk) pages!

Anne Hills and the UK-based Bill Jones in Concert

Anne Hills & Bill Jones

Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
225 W. Calhoun S. (corner of Tryon & Calhoun)
Woodstock, IL 60098

Woodstock Folk Festival will also co-­sponsor a concert with Off Square Music on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 pm, featuring Anne Hills and the UK-based Bill Jones. Anne Hills is an award-­‐winning singer/songwriter and recipient of last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Bill Jones is an acclaimed U.K. folksinger, multi-­‐instrumentalist and winner of the BBC Folk Award in 2001.

This concert will also be at the Unity Spiritual Center. Admission is $15. For reservations, call 815-­353-­5696.

The Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock at 225 W. Calhoun St. (corner of Tryon, just two blocks southwest of Woodstock Square) is easily accessible from Routes I-­‐90, 14, and 120. Woodstock is also on the Union Pacific/Northwest Metra Train line that runs between Chicago and Harvard.

Off Square Music presents year-­‐round concerts and open mics, and music at the Woodstock Farmers Market. For more information visit offsquaremusic.org.

Woodstock Folk Festival Inc. is a non-­profit organization based in Woodstock, IL. 47 miles northwest of Chicago. Its purpose is to bring quality folk music -­- local, national, and international — to Northern Illinois. The Woodstock Folk Festival is made possible in part by our Radio Partners WDCB/90.9 FM, WFMT/98.7 FM, and WNUR/89.3 FM, The City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock (www.realwoodstock.com).

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