NHPR Festival Calendar

Jul 23, 2017

Thanks to Folk Show volunteers Jim and Dianne for helping with this:

Folk Festivals

July 28-30, 2017

>>>The Newport Folk Festival

Newport, Rhode Island   ~   www.newportfolk.org

Performers include: Fleet Foxes, Drive-by Truckers, Dr. Dog, The Head and the Heart, Angel Olsen, Rhiannon Giddens, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Marlon Williams, Margaret Glaspy, Seratones, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Big Thief, Matt the Electrician and MANY more.

July 27-30, 2017

>>>Ossipee Valley Music Festival

South Hiram, Maine  ~  www.ossipeevalley.com

Performers include: Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Hot Club of Cow Town, The Stray Birds, Femina!, Bill and the Belles, Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen, Rhythm Future Quartet, Upstate Rubdown, Bradford Bog People,

Anna & Elizabeth, Brittany Haas and Jordan Tice, Joe Walsh and Friends,  Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Old Salt Union, Mile Twelve, Loren & Mark, The Bag Boys, New England Bluegrass, The Ladies, and more.

July 28-30, 2017

>>>The Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell, Massachusetts   ~   www.lowellfolkfestival.org

Performers include: The Branchettes (African-American Gospel), El Septeto Santiaguero (Cuban Son), Innov Gnawa (Moroccan Gnawa), Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), Seamus Egan Project (Irish), ShadowGrass (Bluegrass),  Toronzo Cannon (Chicago Blues),  Vishten (Acadian), The Western Flyers (Western Swing)Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela), The Branchettes (North Carolina Gospel), Chaksam-pa (Tibetan opera and folk), C. J.Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco), Dori Freeman (appalachian song), Eastern Sound Orchestra (Polish Polka from NH), El Septeto Santiaguero (Cuban Son), Inov Gnawa (Moroccan Gnawa),

Kenan Adnawi (Syrian Oud), Los Texmaniacs (Conjunto),

Marcos Santos (Brazilian percussion), Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), New York Crimean Tatar Ensemble, Ongwehonwe Singers and Dancers (Haudenosaunee: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora; NY) and more. Each performer appears multiple times.

August  1-3, 2017

>>>Sweet Chariot Music and Art Festival

Swans Island, Maine  www.sweetchariotmusicfestival.com

Performers include: Nick Apollonio, Jennifer Armstrong,Bill Burnett,Annegret Baier,Stan Collinson,Doug Day,David Dodson,Ritt Henn,The Jenkins Family,Geoff Kaufman,Eric Kilburn,Bob Lucas,Chloe Manor,Daisy Nell,Lisa Redfern,Kahlil Sabbagh,Moira Smiley with VOCO,Buckley Smith,Ginger Smith,Dean Stevens,Chris Westhoff,Denny Williams,Randall Williams,Suzy Williams,Isla (Deborah Packard and Peter Cairney).

August  6, 2016

>>>Uplift Festival

Greenfield, New Hampshire  upliftmusicfest.org

Performers include: Pine Drop, Roots of Creation, The Alchemistycs, Band Band, Tara Greenblatt Band, Brother Seamus, The Van Burens, The Youngest Sun.

August 4-6, 2017

>>>Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Hillsdale, New York   ~   http://falconridgefolk.com/

Performers include: Abbie Gardner, Adam Ezra Group, Annie Wenz, Beth Molaro, Bettman & Halpin, Brother Sun, Buddy System, David Massengill, Eric Andersen, The Falcon Ridge House Band, The Gaslight Tinkers, Great Bear, Hoopoe, Jim & Madeline Christensen, Joe Crookston, Jimmy LaFave, Kalliope Jones, Sun, Kathryn Wedderburn, Kipyn Martin, Kirsten Maxwell, Michael Braunfeld, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Patti O’Brien Melita, Paul Rosenberg, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Rod MacDonald, The Russet Trio, Sawyer Fredericks, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Still, the Homegrown Band, The Storycrafters, Tempest , Upstate Rubdown, Vishten Sun, Will Mentor, ZydeGroove..

August 11-13, 2017

>>>Bolton Fair

Bolton, Massachusetts   ~   http://www.boltonfair.org/todo.html

Highlight: Fiddlers’ Contest; Performers include: BONES & the King's Busketeers, Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly, Amber Waves Band, Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, The Blue Sky Boys.

August 11-13, 2017

>>>Middlefield Fair

Middlefield, Massachusetts   ~   http://middlefieldfair.org/

Highlight: Saturday Fiddlers’ Contest.

August 18 & 19, 2017

>>>Peacham Acoustic Music Festival

Peacham, Vermont ~ www.pamfest.com

Performers include: Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, Low Lily, Mean Mary, Luke Donforth, Eryn Marshall and Carl Jones, Dana and Susan Robinson, The Bayley-Hazen Boys, Midnight Capers Morris and Sword, Alan Greenleaf, and more.

August 20, 2017

>>>Folksoul Music Festival

Greenfield, NH ~ 8th annual FolkSoul Music Festival

Performers include: Low Lily, Acoustic Bahgoostyx, The Kingsnakes, Martin and Susanne, FolkSoul, and more.

August 23-27, 2017

>>>The Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival

Litchfield, Maine   ~   www.blisteredfingers.com          

Performers include: The Gibson Brothers, Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, Nothin Fancy, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, The Bluegrass Brothers , Zink & Company, Salt & Light (Moore Family Band), The Zolla Boys, Phat Burger Deluxe, The Mason Zink Band, Robinson's Bluegrass Gospel, Blistered Fingers

August 25-27, 2017

>>>American Folk Festival

Bangor, Maine   ~   www.americanfolkfestival.com

Performers include: C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Michael Cleveland, Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, Nathalie Pires, Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York.       

September 2-4[Labor Day Wknd], 2017

>>>Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival

Plymouth, Vermont   ~  plymouthfolk.com

Performers: Sherman Holmes and George Kilby Jr. Acoustic Trio, Bow Thayer, Jesse Terry, Julia Mark, Zak Trojano, Samantha Farrell.

September 4[Labor Day], 2017

>>>Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

Lawrence, Massachusetts   ~  breadandrosesheritage.org/

Performers [TBA] not yet announced as of July 1.

September[TBA], 2017

>>>Wachusett Valley Music Festival

Harvard, Massachusetts   wachusettmusic.net

Performers [TBA] Neither the dates not the performers have been announced as of July 1. See website for updates.

September 9, 2017

>>>The Connecticut Folk Festival

Edgerton Park, New Haven, Connecticut   www.ctfolk.com/festival-2017/

Performers include:   Livingston Taylor, The Ballroom Thieves, Kate Callahan, Greg Cornell and the Cornell Brothers, The End of America, Forlorn Strangers, Ladybird, Steven Pelland, The Promise is Hope, Amy Soucy, Roger Sprung, Steve Pelland, The Promise is Hope.

September 7-10, 2017

>>>Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale, NY   http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com

Performers include:   Foghorn Stringband, The Revelers, Jesse Lege, Bill and the Belles, Cocek Brass Band, and many more...

September 15-17, 2017

>>>Fresh Grass Festival

North Adams, Massachusetts   ~ www.freshgrass.com        

Performers include: Brandi Carlisle, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band, David Grisman, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell, The Wood Brothers, Alison Brown, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, , and many more.

September 16 & 17, 2017

>>>Grand Point North Music Festival

Burlington, Vermont   ~   www.grandpointnorth.com                                      Performers include: Grace Potter, Trey Anastasio Band, Dawes, Mondo Cozmo, Joseph, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Low Cut Connie, Son Little Tank & The Bangas, Henry Jamison Barika, The Welterweights, smalltalker, Eastern Mountain Time, Lake Superior, SnakeFoot.

September 24, 2017

>>>American Music and Harvest Festival

Newbury, Massachusetts   NewburyportEF

Performers: Freevolt, Das Pintos, Watts, The Fawns, Soggy Po Boys, King Carubia’s Hot Society Band, Encore, Portermen and more.

September 23-24 [Last Weekend in Sept]

>>>Portsmouth Maritime Festival

Portsmouth, New Hampshire  http://pmffest.org/

Performers include: Cindy Kallet, Pint & Dale, The Vox Hunters, Audi & Peter Souza, David Jones, Nicole Singer, John Roberts, Castlebay, Great Bay Sailor, Two Old Friends, London Julie, Mudhook, Tim Radford.

October 1-8, 2017

>>>Fryeburg Fair

Fryeburg, Maine  fryeburgfair.org

Performers include: Bennett & Perkins, and more.

October 13-14, 2017

>>>Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

Milford Connecticut  nutmegdulcimer.com

Performers include: Ted Yoder, Jodie Marshall, Sophie Reed, and more.