The Flagstaff Folk Festival welcomes all types of folk and acoustic music and musicians. This is not a strictly “bluegrass” or “old-time” or any other kind of event, and we are proud of it! We strive to offer our performers the best audiences on the best stages they will find anywhere in the Southwest.
Our goal is to offer a venue for both seasoned and up-and-coming performers, and we do our best to schedule all those who wish to perform. Slots are filled on a first come, first-served basis, though we do our best to not turn anyone away. This year there will be an outdoor “patio” stage and an indoor stage. Each time slot is 25 minutes.
There is no monetary compensation for performers but we hope that is made up for by the exposure and camaraderie of the festival. We typically have as many as 1500 attendees and close to 150 musicians from around the southwest. Of course performers are welcome to sell recordings at their performances and at the volunteer-staffed CD table (we take no commission on sales). Our festival is entirely volunteer-run and the modest ticket revenue is used for subsequent years’ events.
Performer registration for the 2023 festival is now closed.