This Friday through Sunday, July 8-10, Butte, Montana will be rocking! Bring the whole family out for the Montana Folk Festival.
From Bluegrass to Gospel, from Swing to Hip Hop; music takes center stage at the 2016 Montana Folk Festival. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all loaded with must-see performances from a diverse lineup of the region’s favorite musicians. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the sounds of Jason D. Williams and his Boogie Woogie Piano hits. Experience Columbian tradition with the vibrant sounds of Grupo Cimarron. A complete list and schedule of all performances is available at http://montanafolkfestival.com.
Beyond the music, you will find several other ways to experience the culture through food and art. The Family Area hosts dozens of activities for children of all ages; such as art projects and hands on history lessons. Traditional and contemporary artwork from the “region’s finest artisans,” will be available for purchase in the Montana Arts Market.
The Folklife Area will give festival goers an opportunity to interact with several demonstrators of Montana Native nations. Explore drumming and drum making with Tachini Pete of Arlee, MT. Find your next hobby in Salish Basketweaving with Eva Boyd and Buck Morigeau. Be sure not to miss the incredibly talented, Birdie RealBird as she exhibits traditional Crow-Style Doll Making.
So clear your calendar! From 5pm on Friday into Sunday evening, enjoy a Butte tradition at the Montana Folk Festival!