The Sisters Folk Festival announces the final schedule for the 20th Anniversary Festival as organizers are preparing for another outstanding event. The Festival will feature new and returning artists, with 45 acts over three days, September 11-13. All artists are scheduled to play at least twice — many three times — to optimize the opportunity to see as much music as possible.
The Festival will run eight stages Friday night starting at 6pm with 10 stages Saturday and Sunday in beautiful Sisters. “All the Town’s a Stage.”
“Our model is unique — the charm of the town and its residents play a big part in the Festival experience. We want to showcase the music foremost, but also the town of Sisters and the natural beauty of the area. In a unique Festival experience, patrons and audience-members enjoy strolling through beautiful downtown Sisters and seeing world-class live music in everything from large tents to intimate venues. I think our patrons enjoy the businesses, food and overall vibe and atmosphere very much,” says Creative Director Brad Tisdel.
Festival artists include: The Subdudes, a New Orleans blues-rock and soul band; the 2014 encore artist Eric Bibb; songwriter Tift Merritt; and last year’s crowd favorites Darlingside. Additionally, Festival organizers are proud to bring Session Americana; Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards; Ryan Montbleau, Mandolin Orange; The Bills; Shinyribs; Gretchen Peters; Zydeco master Andre Thierry; hit songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman; Canadian roots band New Country Rehab; Liz Longley; Australian songwriter Jordie Lane and many more.
This year the Festival is expanding its workshop offerings to include 20 workshops throughout the weekend. These will be informal performances with a Q&A between songs. Everything from songwriting to working as a band will be covered. Workshops run Saturday from 12-4pm at Melvin’s Fir Street Market, The Open Door, Angeline’s Bakery and Sisters Coffee Company.
On Sunday, there will be four additional workshops at Sisters Coffee, which will continue to be a free venue all weekend. Other additional free offerings include the venue at Fir Street Park, with performances starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday by Americana Project students and alumni, and Festival artists both days.
The Sunday morning Sisters Community Show is offered for free at the Village Green, with inspiring performances celebrating music and community, hosted by artist and songwriter Beth Wood.
The Sisters Folk Festival final schedule can be viewed and printed at sistersfolkfestival.org Sunday-only tickets are still available for $65 adults and $40 for youth.