36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival | Sunday, July 18, 2021

The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, 2021 is HERE (or click on the picture below)!

Presented by Woodstock Folk Festival, this virtual event will delight folk music lovers everywhere. The video will remain in the Gallery afterward, so if you missed it, stop in any time — and share with your friends and family:

The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival - Sunday, July 18, 1pm/CDT.
The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival – Sunday, July 18, 1pm/CDT. The video will remain in the Gallery afterward, so if you missed it, stop in any time — and share with your friends and family

Please Consider a Donation to the Festival

There is a suggested donation of $25 for the Festival. No reservations are necessary for the Festival itself, just the post-Festival Zoom Conversation. To reserve your space and receive a link, email info@woodstockfolkfestival.org.

The proceeds from this year’s Festival benefit this year’s performers AND enable us to present next year’s Festival. To donate at any time in any amount, just press the Donate Button above the email subscription form.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1pm/CDT

For the Premiere of this Virtual 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, click on the link below or the picture:


The 2021 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival comes to you Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1pm/CDT.
The 2021 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival video will remain in the Gallery after our July 18 event, so if you missed it, come later — and share with your friends and family

There’s More After the Main Event!

Enjoy THREE more Festival videos in the Gallery. They are in the Festival folder in the Video Gallery — https://woodstockfolkfestival.org/video-category/festival/. You can also use the menu tab for the Video Gallery to check out these and many other wonderful videos — or you can use the direct links below:

  1. All-Sing Intro: “Raise Your Voice” by Meghan Cary
  2. Somos el Barco by Lorre Wyatt
  3. Performers’ Q & A (raw videos – great stuff!)

Who’s Performing for the 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival 2021?

Performers (with links to their Woodstock Wednesdays performances on this site) include:

This year, the Festival presents its Lifetime Achievement Award to Megan McDonough. Its “Woody Award” goes to Ray Beth, Lilli Kuzma and Chuck VanderVennet.

Our 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 Program

The program also includes a Virtual Walking Tour of Woodstock and All-Sing opening and closing songs.

Join the conversation! At 4pm/CDT, we will host a Zoom Conversation with audience members and some performers. If you would like to participate in the Zoom Conversation, then please reserve by July 15. Email info@woodstockfolkfestival.org with your reservation request. When we receive your email, we will send you the Zoom link.

More About This Year’s Performers

Illinois-based Ashley & Simpson (ashleyandsimpson.com), the duo of Jennifer Ashley and Joel Simpson, offers traditional and contemporary songs with beautiful vocal harmonies.

Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriter Meghan Cary (meghancary.com), accompanied by her husband Peter Farrell, engages the audience with songs that are healing, inspiring, and joyful.

Featured on Nickelodeon, WGN, Univision, and public tv, Illinois-based Cielito Lindo Family Band (cielitolindo.co) is a modern mariachi band featuring members of the Lucero family. They draw from their Mexican musical heritage.

Wisconsin-based Fendrick & Peck (fendrickandpeck.com), the duo of Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck, offers string, strum, and song as they muse on connection, compassion, and personal growth.

Illinois-based Joe Jencks (joejencks.com) is an award-winning international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. He was also a co-founder of the trio Brother Sun.

UK-based singer-songwriter Pete Morton (petemorton.com) has been bringing his traditional and contemporary songs to audiences around the world for over 30 years.

North Carolina-based Jon Shain (jonshain.com) is a singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and teacher, who won the 2019 International Blues Challenge. FJ Ventre (reverbnation.com/fjventre) joins Jon on bass and vocals; he also has a studio and graphic design firm.

While You’re On the Festival Site . . .

Would you like to enjoy this year’s Festival again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out our 2020 Woodstock Folk Festival or our gallery of Woodstock Wednesdays performers.

How about receiving email updates from us? Then Subscribe in the right column of any page of the Festival site (woodstockfolkfestival.org). 

We hope you will support our Annual Woodstock Folk Festival and more music online. To do that, just press the Donate Button above the email subscription form.

If you love what you hear in this year’s Festival or other videos on the site, watch our own Calendar of Folk Music Events for upcoming performances online and in real time for all our music friends. And remember: you can always browse our Video Gallery, a wonderful folk music community resource.

About Woodstock Folk Festival

The Festival is a 501(c)3 Illinois non-profit organization, made possible in part by Radio Partners WDCB, WFMT, and WNUR, the City of Woodstock, Real Woodstock (www.realwoodstock.com), sponsors, and donors. For more information about this year’s Festival and future events, return here to www.woodstockfolkfestival.org.

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