Woodstock Folk Festival


2016 Woodstock Folk Festival

Presentation of Fifteenth Annual Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award to and performance by Bill Staines.

Other Main Stage performers will include Tret Fure, The Hounds of Finn (Michelle MacGregor, Pete McCauley, and Lojo Russo), Rev. Robert B. Jones, The Heather Pierson Trio, Woody Pines, and Villa Palagonia (Allison Scola and Joe Ravo). Small Potatoes (Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso) will open the Festival and lead the All-Sing Finale. On the eve of the Festival, WFMT will present Woody Pines on "Folkstage" from 8-9 p.m. and the Woodstock Opera House will present Megon McDonough in concert.

Upcoming Concert

Please join us for the 5th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational on Sunday afternoon, April 10, beginning at 2 p.m., at Unity Spiritual Center, 225 West Calhoun Street (corner of Tryon), just 2 blocks from the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois. This year's theme will be "Journeys." Performers will include Tricia Alexander, Mark Dvorak, Robinlee Garber, David Hawkins, Jeff Justman, Lia Nicine McCoo, Chris McIntosh & Alvin McGovern, Northwest Highway (Andy Andrick, Gloria Burchfield, and Les Urban), and perhaps a surprise guest or two. Mark your calendar now. Our annual themed concert is a fundraiser for the summer Festival which will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016, from noon to 6 p.m. on Woodstock Square. The concert flyer and press release are available for download.

Donations Appreciated

2007 Festival Donations Box
Photo by
Alvin McGovern

Entrance to the Woodstock Folk Festival is by donation. The suggested donations are:

  • $15/individual
  • $25/family
  • $10/seniors and students

Since the festival is held in a publicly accessible location, our audience pays on the honor system. Please be conscious of this and make sure you find out where the donation is being collected as soon as possible after arriving. Thank you.