San Francisco Free Folk Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival San Francisco, California, USA
Festival Contact Information

SF Free Folk Festival
1520 Funston Avenue
San Francisco
CA 94122 USA

Festival Description

The San Francisco Free Folk Festival is a project of the San Francisco Folk Music Club, and is sponsored by the San Francisco Folk Music Center. Since the first annual event in 1976, the Festival has been an interactive cornerstone celebration of folk music’s rich history, and a treasured tradition for Bay Area folk music lovers. The festival showcases diverse folk traditions and top notch regional talent. The Festival hosts live music and dance performances on three stages, 86 hours of music and dance workshops, impromptu jams, food and family-friendly fun. The music has a wide range from beatboxing, jug bands, western swing, acoustic folk and much more. As always, admission is 100% free.

Festival Dates June 8 - 9, 2013
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Lineup 2011:
  • Celia Ramsay
  • Dogwatch Nautical Band
  • Cello Joe
  • Leftover Dreams
  • The Bolos
  • Lost Weekend
  • Faith Petric
  • Mamadou & Vanessa
  • Pickpocket Ensemble
  • East Bay Mercybeat All Stars
  • Jeanie and Chuck
  • Curt Yagi and the People Standing Behind Me
  • Blah Blah Woof Woof
  • Imperial Jones
  • The Dirt Floor Band
  • Aswan Dancers
  • Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers
  • Bhi Bhiman
  • The Shut Ins
  • Ray Bierl
  • Rasa Vitalia
  • The Juncos
  • Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally
  • Gayle Lynn & the Hired Hands
  • The Ragtime Skedaddlers
  • Shed House Bluegrass
  • Amber Cross
  • The Croker Sack Boys
  • The Harkenbacks
  • Dirt Floor Band
  • Alan Smithline
  • Quake City Jug Band


Other Sources:

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  • Step up to the San Francisco Free Folk Festival, by Nate Seltenrich (San Francisco Examiner, June 21, 2011)
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Practical Info:

  • FREE
  • Presidio Middle School
    San Francisco
    Located at 450 30th Avenue between Geary & Clemente


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