Moab Folk Festival

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Country and Region United StatesUtah
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Moab, Utah, USA
Festival Contact Information

Moab Folk Festival
Friends of the Moab Folk Festival, Non-profit
P.O. Box 1082
Moab, Utah 84532 USA
Phone: (01) 435-259-3198

Festival Description

Since its debut in 2003 the Moab Folk Festival has embraced a definition of “folk” music that reaches beyond traditional boundaries. The festival’s eclectic mix has attracted Bluegrass, indie folk-rock, Celtic folk, and modern acoustic artists, and performances by Bruce Cockburn, Eileen Ivers, Loudon Wainwright, Peter Rowan, Patty Larkin, Tish Hinojosa, Laura Love, Blackfire, Tim O’Brien, Cheryl Wheeler. John Cowan, Ferron, Chris Smither, Eliza Gilkyson, Po’Girl, and Elephant Revival have given the festival a reputation as one of the country’s finest showcases.

From its beginning the Moab Folk Festival has been an event with a community-minded spirit, offering education programs for kids of all ages, as well as a series of music workshops, free community concerts and numerous jam sessions free to the public. In addition, the festival is a “100% renewable energy” festival, using wind energy supplied by Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Program to offset its carbon footprint.

In 2008 the festival expanded to include the Moab Folk Camp, a five-day series of workshops under the direction of co-founder Cosy Sheridan. This year the Camp runs October 27-November 1 and includes courses in songwriting, singing, beginning and intermediate guitar, mandolin, clogging, banjo, ukulele, open air art, and photography, staffed by nationally recognized instructors, including, Sloan Wainwright, David Roth, Sue Riley, Trish Miller, John Kirk, Chad Niehaus, Eric Jones, Jon Fuller, and Sheridan.

Festival Dates November 1 - 3, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • David Lindley
  • Tom Russell
  • The Steel Wheels
  • Eliza Gilkyson with Special Guest Nick Forster
  • Marley’s Ghost
  • Elephant Revival
  • Ellis (2012 People’s Choice)
  • Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Joshua James
  • 3 Penny Acre
  • Moors & McCumber
  • Parker Millsap Trio


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Practical Info:

Folk Camp 2013:
  • The Camp runs from October 27 - November 1, 2013. For additional information visit


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