Summer Fundraiser Featuring San Francisco’s Front Country

We are excited to announce Front Country as the headliner for our Summer Fundraiser, Thursday, August 9th at the 49th State Brewing Company.

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future.

“In the bluegrass world, musicians tend to define themselves by their tradition and discipline. But Front Country is defined by its no-rules approach.” – NPR Music

“One of the best up-and-coming progressive and forward-thinking bluegrass bands on the rise” – Arizona Daily Sun

This fundraiser is just in time to build excitement for the Festival’s 30th Anniversary, scheduled for the last two weeks of January, 2019. Doors at 7:00pm, Front Country takes the stage at 8:00pm. Tickets are $17 in advance from our online store, $22 at the door.

2019 Planning is in Progress!

Stay tuned as we post information throughout the year about our upcoming 30th Anniversary Festival! Please watch for special events, as we have a few plans in the works to whet your appetite in the meanwhile!

If you’d like to get involved, please visit our Volunteer page and submit some contact information.


City of the Arts!


The 29th Annual Folk Festival has been recognized by the Municipality of Anchorage as a volunteer-organized community folk art festival. Thank you, Anchorage, for your support and dedication!