June 23-25, 2017
>>>Old Songs Festival
Altamont, New York ~ oldsongs.org
Performers include: Jeff Davis & Dave Ruch, Anne Hills, Joe Jencks & Si Kahn, The Press Gang, The Short Sisters, Debra Cowan, John Roberts, Magpie, Fennig’s All Stars, John Dickson, The Waxwing Four, and many more.
June 25 -June 30, 2017
>>>The Acadia Trad Festival
Bar Harbor, Maine ~ www.acadiatradschool.com/festival/
Performers include: There are many headliners plus students from the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts. Also: Contra Dance and Cape Breton Dances.
July 14-16, 2017
>>>Green River Festival
Greenfield, Massachusetts ~ www.greenriverfestival.com
Performers include: Lake Street Dive, Almost Dead, The Mavericks, Houndmouth, Funky Meters, The Infamous Stringdusters, Amadou & Mariam, Pokey LaFarge, Darlingside, San Fermin, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mandolin Orange, Robbie Fulks, Fulaso, The Deslondes, and Many More.
July 8 – 9, 2017
>>>The New Bedford Folk Festival
New Bedford, Massachusetts ~ newbedfordfolkfestival.org
Performers include: Aoife O’Donovan, Patty Larkin, Susan Werner, Catie Curtis and a 2015 finalist on NBC-TVs the Voice, Joshua Davis, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Ellis Paul, Bill Harley, Jim Kweskin, Vance Gilbert, The Nields and many more.
July 9-15, 2017
>>>Festival on the Green
Middlebury, Vermont ~ www.festivalonthegreen.org
Performers include: Radio Free Honduras, Robert and Gigi, The Sea The Sea, Molly O’Brien and Rich Moore, The Emily Braden Trio, Upstate Rubdown, Pete’s Oposse, Molly Tuttle Band, Steve Gratto, Jon Gailmor, and more
July 13-16, 2017
>>>Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Oak Hill, New York ~ greyfoxbluegrass.com
Performers include: Dry Branch Fire Squad, Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Gibson Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Molly Tuttle, Mike and Ruthy and MANY more.
July 20-23, 2017
>>>Finger lakes GrassRoots Festival
Trumansburg, New York ~ http://grassrootsfest.org/
Performers include: Donna the Buffalo - Del McCoury Band - Drive By Truckers - Jamestown Revival - Morgan Heritage - Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band - John Brown's Body - Las Cafeteras - Mbongwana Star - Preston Frank & His Zydeco Family Band - Locos Por Juana - Mokoomba - DakhaBrakha - Sim Redmond Band - The Horse Flies - Campbell Brothers - Balfa Toujours - Uma Galera - Driftwood - Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Walter Mouton & The Scott Playboys - Sophistafunk - Big Mean Sound Machine - Los Texmaniacs - Gunpoets - Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People - The Blind Spots - Keith Secola & The Wild Band of Indians - Flying Clouds of South Carolina - Sihasin - Cortadito - Samite of Uganda - FABI - Jones Benally Family Dance Troupe - Elastic Bond - Root Shock - Jennie Stearns - Dara and Nikolai - Thunder Body - ¡Viva Mayhem! - Taina Asili - Barroom Philosophers - Stone Cold Miracle - Tenzin Chopak - Mosaic Foundation - Crucial Reggae Social Club - Mac Benford & Up South - Ithaca Bottom Boys - Empire Kings - Thru Spectrums - Richie and Rosie - Johnny Dowd - Hank Roberts - Kevin Kinsella - Western Centuries - Afrobeta - Bobby Henrie & The Goners - Moontee Sinquah - Bomb Pulse - The Grady Girls - Laila Belle - Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones - Saint Mela - Uniit Carruyo - The Ladles - Kelly Britton - Kenny T & Wildfire - Travis Knapp - Bronwen Exter - The Cat's Elbow - Bess Greenberg - Papa Muse - Sammus - Izzy True - Chris Corsano - Mr. McBean - Imperials - Toivo - Calico Moon - The Horses - Dead Sea Squirrels - Rt 13 - Bear Fox - Whistlin' Dyl - Along the River - Bubba George Stringband - GrassRoots Chamber Orchestra.
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) and more. Each performer appears multiple times.
August 1-3, 2017
>>>Sweet Chariot Music and Art Festival
Swan’s 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
Greenfield, New Hampshire ~ upliftmusicfest.org
Performers include: [TBA] not announced as of April 28.
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, 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 [12? TBA], 2017
Middlefield, Massachusetts ~ http://middlefieldfair.org/
Highlight: Fiddlers’ Contest; Performers include: Spooner Well Band and more.
August 18 & 19, 2017
>>>Peacham Acoustic Music Festival
Peacham, Vermont ~ www.pamfest.com
Performers include: Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, 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 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 [TBA], 2017
>>>American Folk Festival
Bangor, Maine ~ www.americanfolkfestival.com
Performers include: [TBA] not yet announced as of April 18.
September 2-4[Labor Day Wknd], 2017
>>>Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival
Plymouth, Vermont ~ plymouthfolk.com
Performers [TBA] not yet announced as of April 18.
September 4[Labor Day], 2017
>>>Bread and Roses Heritage Festival
Lawrence, Massachusetts ~ breadandrosesheritage.org/
Performers [TBA] not yet announced as of April 18.
>>>Wachusett Valley Music Festival
Harvard, Massachusetts ~ wachusettmusic.net
Performers [TBA] Neither the dates not the performers have been announced as of April 18.
September 9, 2017
>>>The Connecticut Folk Festival
Edgerton Park, New Haven, Connecticut ~ www.ctfolk.com/festival-2017/
Performers include: Greg Cornell and the Cornell Brothers, Steven Pelland, The Promise is Hope, [more TBA]
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
September [Last Weekend in Sept]
>>>Portsmouth Maritime Festival
Portsmouth, New Hampshire http://pmffest.org/
Performers include: [TBA] Not announced as of April 28.
October 1-7, 2017
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.