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Montana Folk Festival

Butte, home of the Montana Folk Festival © WikiCapa
Butte, home of the Montana Folk Festival © WikiCapa

The Montana Folk Festival, formerly the National Folk Festival, is a large outdoor event, held in the old silver mining town of Butte. It features performances by over 250 of America's finest musicians, dancers, and craftspeople. With six stages in all - including a dance pavilion, a family stage with performances for children of all ages, and a Montana folklife stage - there is bound to be something for every member of the 165,000-strong crowd's taste. There are also several themed festival areas, such as the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two marketplaces, and Festival Food Courts. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Festival is the electric line-up of musicians. These include artists spanning a wide variety of musical genres, including blues, sacred steel, folk, New Orleans jazz, and even Inuit throat-singing.

Venue: Butte, Montana

Date: 10 - 12 July 2020

Website: www.montanafolkfestival.com