Sisters Folk Festival Celebrates 25 Years

(Photo | Courtesy of Sisters Folk Festival)

The 25th annual Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) will take place Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 in beautiful downtown Sisters, Oregon. The lineup includes 31 diverse artists, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, Afro-cuban, indie and blues from around the world slated to perform at seven unique venues throughout town.

From enjoying soulful ballads at a small town cafe stage to dancing to stomp and holler bluegrass along with 1,100 others at Sisters’ prominent Village Green Park, the festival offers something for everyone. Long-time loyal patrons revere the annual music festival for its unique ability to provide lyrical inspiration and recharge the soul through the power of music in Central Oregon’s most charming mountain town.

Artists performing at this year’s festival include The Milk Carton Kid, Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, Le Vent Du Nord, David Wilcox, Emily Scott Robinson, Lindsay Lou, Jeffrey Foucault, The Accidentals, Rainbow Girls, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, JigJam, The Sweet Water Warblers, Making Movies, James Hill and Anne Janelle, Sunny War, The Small Glories, Big Richard Band, Fireside Collective, Telmary & Habana Sana, Seth Walker, Caroline Spence, Hubby Jenkins, Strain + Worth, Beth Wood, Forest O’Connor Band, Abby Hamilton, Dave Hause, Justin Farren, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, and Jenner Fox.

Each of the artists in the lineup — with the exception of featured artists Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids — will perform multiple days throughout the weekend at different Sisters Folk Festival venues. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the schedule and map out a plan to see each of their favorite performers take the stage.

The event is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, helping to support year-round art and music education programming for the Sisters community and beyond with The Americana Project educational outreach program at Sisters High School, summer creativity camps at Sisters Art Works, Americana Song Academy held at the House on Metolius and more. SFF works to strengthen the community by centering the arts as an economic driver and foundational piece in the community, helping to bring in over $1 million back into the local economy with a dedicated staff and over 300 local volunteers.

“Each year is a discovery process for patrons familiarizing themselves with new artists and experiencing fan favorites,” said Brad Tisdel, SFF creative director. “Having a plan, but also being open to discovering your favorite new music is all part of the fun. Each venue, stage and performance holds its own meaningful experience in our intimate venues.”

The festival will be held at seven venues throughout downtown Sisters, Oregon including Sisters Art Works, The Belfry, The Depot, Open Door, Sisters Saloon, Oliver Lemon’s, Village Green Park and a “KidZone” at Fir Street Park on Saturday, October1. The full festival schedule and lineup are available at Three-day all events passes and single-day tickets are available for purchase at and are priced at $200 for adults and $85 for youth ages 17 and under. It is anticipated that tickets will sell out in advance. For more information contact

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