Stay tuned RIGHT HERE or visit us on Facebook for updates on performers booked for our
35th Anniversary Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Fest – July 28, 29 & 30, 2023
Fest faves Nerissa & Katryna Nields, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams and Crystal Shawanda return to us this year along with Lucy Kaplansky, Joe Jencks, Livingston Taylor, Ellis Paul, Richard Thompson, the Gaslight Tinkers, Tempest & many more TBA
Our full performance schedule will be posted HERE.
Music hours this year are 10 AM to 10 PM.
Gates will open daily at 9 AM.
We are planning 3 stages this year, Main, Workshop /Dance & Family plus an additional music area, the CIRCLE OF SONG at the gazebo. Note that there will be DANCE this year, sharing space with the workshop stage in Building B, more info coming.
THE THURSDAY NIGHT MUSIC STAGE
The TNM Stage will hosted once again by Lounge Stage co-founder, Scotten Jones working with Kathy Sands-Boehmer as curator. Kathy has successfully booked the Me and Thee Coffeehouse for many years and is now heading up Harbortown Music. We look forward to seeing you there.
This amazing community stage began as an event for the FRFF camping community, a Thursday night campgrounds space curated by Tribal Mischief Productions with tech direction by Scotten Jones. More info on this year’s TNM Stage will be posted.
THE 2023 MOST WANTED SONG SWAP
The FOUR top audience-voted 2022 showcasers, GRACE MORRISON, SAM ROBBINS, PHIL HENRY BAND & ERIN ASH SULLIVAN have been invited to the 2023 MOST WANTED SONG SWAP. All 4 have confirmed and have some select Preview Tour dates as well, more P Tour info can be found on Facebook.
Much thanks to our 2022 showcase judges, Dalis Allen from Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Wanda Fischer from WAMC radio & Alan Rowoth from FolkMusic.org and Big Orange Tarp. Big thanks as always to mainstage manager Donna Grande. A special, heartfelt thank you to GRASSY HILL ENTERTAINMENT for their continued sponsorship of the showcase and festival.
THE GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE
The deadline to apply for this year showcase is June 1, see all info and the SUBMIT link below. Check online for any deadline extensions. The list of selected showcase 2023 artists will be posted here.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Booking/Showcasing Guidelines
We begin booking FRFF every year by November, at that time we have gone thru and carefully tabulated all our audience surveys from the previous fest & begin with the artists most requested by our audience. Updated details on Falcon Ridge Artist submissions can be found year round in this PERFORMERS section of our website.
We accept submissions online only thru Submittable, an online application processing platform. In 2023, we will accept SHOWCASE subs only, we will not take any feature submissions this year. We will consider a few selected feature subs via Email invitation ONLY as we still have a backlog of highly requested back artists that could not be booked during the pandemic.
The GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE is open to all performers who have not showcased with us in the last 2 years & will not be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson or special guest in the current year. This is a 2 song or 10 minute spot on our Main Stage on Friday afternoon. We will have 15 showcase spots this year. Deadline to apply is June 1. See submission LINK below.
There is a $20 Showcase application fee.
Selected artists appear in the program book, are assisted by our excellent stage & sound crew and may have their mailing list and merch in our sales tent. While there is no compensation for this showcase, artists receive full fest admission, on-site camping and meals for the entire festival plus one guest pass per act.
The showcase is not a contest. However, the audience is surveyed as to which THREE showcase artists they wish to see return to the Most Wanted Song Swap (MWSS) at FRFF the following year. Three to four artists are invited to return. The showcase and song swap are an opportunity to be seen and heard in a large amphitheater setting with hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels and media in attendance. A committee of 3 music professionals review submissions and make selections. The only criteria are high quality performances of interesting, well-crafted, acoustic based material. It need not be original.
All showcase applicants will be notified by June 15. More details on production, merchandise, camping will be sent to all selected artists.
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