The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival | Premieres Sunday, July 18, 1pm/CDT

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The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival of 2021 is here! Premiere 1pm, Sunday, July 18. The video will remain here in the Gallery afterward, so if you missed it, enjoy it whenever you can — 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 join the conversation, 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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Presented by Woodstock Folk Festival, this virtual event will delight folk music lovers everywhere.

Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1pm/CDT

Premiere of the 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

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There’s More After the Main Event!

Enjoy THREE more Festival videos in the Gallery. You will find them in the Festival folder — 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 go directly to each using these links:

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

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

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

This year, the Festival presents its Lifetime Achievement Award to Megan McDonoughIts “Woody Award” goes to Ray BethLilli Kuzma and Chuck VanderVennet.

Program & Reservations for the 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

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

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.

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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