Welcome to the 30th Annual Anchorage Folk Festival!

With more than 140 local acts here at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, Parlor in the Round on opening night, our Dance Hall at 49th State Brewery, 40 workshops for all ages, Folk Week, late night shows at Williwaw, dinner shows at La Potato, contra dance at Church of Love, and our famous Banjo Contest, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Festival, many of which are free! This wonderful opportunity allows folks of all ages to listen, experience, and participate in live music through performing, volunteering, hosting a workshop, or participating in the many jams that echo through the Lobby or around town. Whether at the Festival on campus or around town, you’ll nd plenty of friends, old & new, sharing their talents and warming our winter evenings.

For Folk Fest 30, we are thrilled and proud to be bringing up FOUR fabulous guest artists, the most in Folk Fest history! We wanted to make sure there was enough great music for everyone, and think we’ve hit the nail on the head!

We especially want to thank our Major Sponsors – BP ALASKA and ALASKA AIRLINES – for their continued support! And to all of our other Commercial Contributors who have supported us with ads in the program, thank you, too! Most of all, to YOU, the folks who become members of the Anchorage Folk Festival, who attend, and who volunteer time to help out backstage, in the lobby, and putting on the Festival. None of this would be possible without your generous contributions. THANK YOU!!

It’s easy to join our wonderful Festival community online, or at our table in the lobby. Then, come to our Annual Business Meeting, Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 5 pm in PSB 166. All members are welcome. See you there, and enjoy the 30th Annual Anchorage Folk Festival!

~ Kate Hamre, AFF President


Main Stage Performers


Folk Week

Banjo Contest

Bear Tooth Movie

Raffles & Silent Auction

Festival Artwork