Albuquerque Folk Festival 2016
The goal of the Albuquerque Folk Festival is to encourage everyone to participate in the joy of playing music, singing, and dancing. Many of the activities are hands-on and participation is encouraged.
To sum it up, here's what's in the works for 2016:
Perfomance Stages Many great performers are scheduled on three stages from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Back this year: Several performers are performing more than once, so you'll have more choice balancing all the other things there are to do at the Festival.
New this year: WeÕre staggering the schedule of the Sandia and Jemez Stages to allow even more flexibility in planning your day. The Sandia Stage will begin at 10 a.m. and run on the hour all day; the Jemez Stage will begin at 10:30, running on the half-hour. Now you can catch performances that might otherwise overlap!
Sign-up Stage In addition to the scheduled performances, the Sign-up Stage is returning this year. There'll be a new act every 45 minutes, starting at 10:00 am plus a special Kids Showcase starting at 12:00 pm.
Dance Program Get moving with dance workshops in two venues plus two evening dances on Saturday night.
Jam With The Band Here’s where musicians can play or sing along with a few of our great bands. It’s ok just to listen too. Come on out and meet the up-and-coming folk and traditional music bands on the local music scene.
Hosted Jams At the hosted jams, hosts are there to encourage musicians to pick a song or start a song and to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to participate. In addition, hosts bring their own unique flare to the jam.
Band Scramble Our popular Band Scramble gives musicians and dancers of all levels a chance to be a Main Stage Performer at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.
Music Workshops Participation is the name of the game at our wide variety of music and song workshops. Bring an acoustic musical instrument and/or your singing voice and join the fun.
Storytelling Hear a wonderful tale from some of our best local storytellers.
Children's Tent While all of our workshops are open to participants of all ages, sessions at the Children's Tent are tailored to get kids and families started enjoying home made music.