Woodstock Illinois folk music weekend

Woodstock Folk Music Weekend
July 13-15, 2018

Music fills the air indoors and out most every night in Woodstock. This summer, see internationally acclaimed folk, bluegrass and Americana artists in Woodstock for Folk Music Weekend from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15! 


FRIDAY, JULY 13

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers (with opening act Fox Crossing Stringband)
Niko's Red Mill Tavern
8:00 PM | Friday, July 13
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Combining a unique blend of dry wit, emotional authenticity and humor, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers take the Niko's Red Mill Tavern stage on Friday, July 13 for a night of pure bluegrass.

Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist—and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, as one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music.

Fox Crossing Stringband is a four-member, six instrument, and all-female bluegrass group from Chicago that’s made quite a splash around the Midwest region since forming in the Fall of 2016. The group plays traditional material, original songs, and grassed up covers of popular artists ranging from Dolly Parton to Rod Stewart to The Rolling Stones. Consider this your official invitation to the ground floor of something great.

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SATURDAY, JULY 14

Garnet Rogers
Stage Left Café (LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE)
6:00 PM | Saturday, July 14

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Heralded as "one of the major talents of our time" by The Boston Globe, Canadian folk musician Garnet Rogers performs two sets during Folk Music Weekend in Woodstock, IL on July 14-15.

Saturday, July 14
- Rogers will sign copies of his memoir "Night Drive" at Read Between the Lynes beforehand at 2:00 PM.
- At 6:00 PM, Rogers plays an intimate show at Stage Left Café. A limited number of tickets will be put on sale for this show on Tuesday, May 15.

Sunday, July 15
- Rogers joins other nationally acclaimed folk acts such as Crys Matthews, Corky Siegel and Ordinary Elephant at the 33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival on the charming Woodstock Square.

Limited tickets for Rogers' set at Stage Left Cafe will go on sale Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00 AM on the Woodstock Opera House website.

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Corky Siegel
Woodstock Opera House

8:00 PM | Saturday, July 14
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Corky Siegel, a Chicago folk music icon, is regarded as one of the world's great blues harmonica masters.

On Saturday, July 14, Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues - an ingenious Americana mix of blues, folk, classical and wry wit - hit the historic Woodstock Opera House stage. Regarded by the Chicago Tribune as "A match made in heaven", Siegel and the Chamber Blues seamlessly fuse raw blues with a classical string quartet. Tickets are on sale now on the Woodstock Opera House website. 

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SUNDAY, JULY 15

33rd Annual Woodstock Folk Festival
Woodstock Square

Noon-6:00 PM | Sunday, July 15

For the 33rd consecutive year, the Woodstock Folk Festival hosts talented folk musicians from across North America on the historic Woodstock Square on Sunday, July 15 from noon-6:00 PM.

This year's main stage acts include internationally acclaimed folk musicians such as Garnet Rogers, Corky Siegel, Crys Matthews, Ordinary Elephant and Annie and the Hedonists. A suggested donation of $20 per person will be asked upon entry. See the entire lineup at www.WoodstockFolkMusic.com.

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