It’s that time again for the Kerrville Folk Festival running May 25 through June 11 in Kerrville Texas. Since it was founded in 1972, the Kerrville folk Festival is the longest continuously running music Festival in North America. It kicks off the Thursday before Memorial Day and runs for 18 straight days and nights. There are activities for people of all ages and they focus on developing artistic expression and celebrating the art of songwriting.
The Kerrville Folk Festival is held at the Quiet Valley Ranch just 9 miles south of Kerrville in Texas Hill country. This Ranch is just one hour from San Antonio and two hours from Austin. When everyone gets together it’s the second-largest community in Kerr County. Over 30,000 participants will come from all over the world to experience the folk Festival.
There has been over 1500 singer – songwriters since the festival’s inception. They’ve had major label artists such as Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams and much more. There have been nationally known artists such as Peter Paul and Mary, David Crosby and singer/songwriter/actor Ronny Cox.
Events are going on all day long and many people just hang out in the evenings for the stage shows but you can have fun all day long throughout the campgrounds and community. There are impromptu jam sessions all the time around the campfire and music enthusiasts will certainly find themselves in their element.
There is a time of things to do even for kids including children’s concerts, a songwriters competition an adult songwriting school. There are workshops for every age group throughout different venues for musical instruments and musical seminars. There are canoe trips, bike rides, Sunday song services and new folk competitions. There’s something for everyone in this fantastic and highly popular music Festival. Because this runs for 18 days, people come and go throughout the festival.
You get different packages including an 18-day ticket which is $400. But, you can also get three-day tickets which run about $125. There are single day tickets as well ranging from $17-$45 based on the venue, the date, and the performer.
For more information visit the website. There are tons of details about the Folk Festival and you can get all the details for this monumental local event.