Alaska’s Keeping the Folk at Home Festival

Anchorage Folk Festival and Alaska Folk Festival together with Stay At Home Festival Livestream Collaborations present a Virtual Festival

Saturday & Sunday, May 9-10 // 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

We look forward to gathering with you for this special community event!

Please join us for a virtual Folk Festival to Celebrate and Support local Alaskan musicians and musicians from farther afield who are part of Alaska's folk festival family and have been financially affected by this pandemic. We have a veritable ALL-STAR lineup. See below for artists and the full schedule!

We know you won’t want to miss this online treat- so STAY THE FOLK HOME!

  • All proceeds from this festival will be split among the artists- so throughout the performances, so PLEASE DONATE generously via the virtual tip jar at: Stay At Home Festival
  • The format will be just like the main Wendy Williamson or Centennial Hall stage. There will be MC's between sets and the show will continue over two days. Stay for the whole thing or drop in when you can! Tune in on Facebook at Anchorage Folk Festival or Alaska Folk Festival
  • Anchorage Folk Festival and Alaska Folk Festival are member-based organizations, and we are so grateful for your financial support! Please make sure to renew your membership for the coming year by visiting our websites.

31st Annual Anchorage Folk Festival

Welcome,

To the 31st Annual Anchorage Folk Festival! We have some exciting guest artists this year, as well as a variety of workshops and special events to draw you out of your cozy winter bunks. In these pages, you’ll find schedules, descriptions, and (eventually) ticket sales. Please be patient as things get finalized and updated, check back frequently, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest details, plus chickens. Lots of chickens.

Love,

Your friendly neighborhood, chicken-loving AFF Board

It’s THAT Time!

We're THRILLED to announce the guest artists for the 2020 Anchorage Folk Festival, January 15 - 26! (Details to follow, but here's a taste to whet your appetites...)
Jontavious Willis

Jontavious Willis of Greenville, Georgia

Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul.

“That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” - Taj Mahal

Read more at http://jontaviouswillis.com/

Many fans of Willis regard him as an old soul. His style of playing the instruments and his voice touches the very roots of country blues. He brings back the true soul of the music. A newspaper headline once called him a “70-year-old bluesman in a 20-year-old body.”

Centrum Names Jontavious Willis Artistic Director for Acoustic Blues

Jack Broadbent - “The new master of the slide guitar”

Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals.

Born in rural Lincolnshire, England, Broadbent says, “I was always interested older American music. I naturally gravitated toward bands like Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers. I love a mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and blues.”

"Jack Broadbent. Wow." — Jeff Spevak, Democrat & Chronicle

Welcoming Feufollet from Southwest Louisiana!

This young and vibrant band takes Cajun, honky-tonk, and string-band music as their starting point, and keeps an open mind about where their song craft will lead them.

"At the outset, the group... demonstrated that it played authentic Cajun music like a group of grizzled veterans...as time went on, Feufollet demonstrated that the band wasn’t afraid to tackle new things and venture into new directions." - OffBeat Magazine

Read more on their website...

Feufollet - Coming Soon!

Featuring:

Chris Stafford: Vocals, Accordion, Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Kelli Jones: Vocals, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar

Andrew Toups: Keyboards

Jim Kolacek: Drums

Philippe Billeaudeaux: Bass

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