Woodstock Folk Festival


2014 Woodstock Folk Festival

The 29th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 12:30-6 p.m., on the historic Square in Woodstock. The Festivalís Main Stage will feature local, national, and international performers including

Amy Black - a Boston-based singer-songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood; an Americana performer rooted in folk and country with tinges of Southern soul and blues; her husband Ryan Black will accompany her on percussion

Harpeth Rising - the trio of Indiana University graduates, Jordana Greenberg, Rebecca Reed-Lunn, and Maria Di Meglio, blend classical education with a passion for folk music, Americana, blues, and bluegrass; their original songs layer rich instrumental arrangements with three-part harmonies and lyrics evoking wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle, and extraordinary love

The Honey Dewdrops - the husband and wife duo of Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman capture the spirit of the Blue Ridge foothills where they live, using just their voices, a guitar, and a banjo to create beautiful and heartsick harmonies; their original songs capture the essence of southern mountain music

Christine Lavin and Don White - SHE profiles American life and foible with laser-like wit and HE is a droll comic master whose songs mine blue-collar reality; New York-based singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist Christine Lavin has recorded over 20 of her own albums and has also produced CDs featuring other songwriters; she has received many awards, including the 2012 NYC Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers, and the Kate Wolf Memorial Award

Old Man Luedecke - based in Nova Scotia but inspired by Nashville, this award-winning roots singer-songwriter is known for his banjo-driven narrative folk songs that are playful, coy, and soul-warming; he pushes the boundaries of storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass, and pop hooks

The Festival will present its 13th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrew Calhoun.

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.

Among the many people and organizations that help fund the Woodstock Folk Festival, we would especially like to acknowledge the following:

Illinois Arts Council logo Targart Corporation logo City of Woodstock logo