The Montana Folk Festival. The Northwest’s Largest FREE Outdoor Music Festival.
Join us in Butte, Montana July 12-14, 2013
The most recent success of the 2012 Montana Folk Festival has shown that the festival is here to stay and will continue to grow and evolve for many years to come. The Montana Folk Festival is a new and exciting event each year at the same time it remains very familiar to anyone who has attended in previous years.
The Montana Folk Festival will continue to feature multiple stages with continuous live performances by some of the best traditional performers in the nation, including Montana's finest, some of the region's best traditional artists, ethnic and festival foods, a lively Family Area, and Folklife demonstrations and workshops that focus on a new theme each year that highlights Montana's heritage. In 2013, that theme will focus on the influence of rivers on Montana lifeways -- "Gathering at the Headwaters: The Influence of Rivers and Riparian Lifeways in Montana and the Mountain West."
All of this is presented in the spectacular setting of Butte, Montana surrounded by historic headframes, historic tall buildings and the majestic Northern Rockies in every direction. We invite other organizations, individuals and corporations to support the event as it moves closer to its third presentation in 2013 (third as the Montana, sixth counting the three years of the National before) as a tourism engine and cultural magnet that will continue to feature top national cultural acts, as well as showcase Montana’s rich heritage.
The Montana Folk Festival will continue to market the natural and cultural wonders of Montana to new visitors each July. From the beginning, the goal has been to build coalitions and collaborations of arts and festival sponsors to ultimately support established summer festivals throughout Montana as well as to create a permanent base of support for the annual Montana Folk Festival in Butte.