2021 Virtual Festival

Welcome to the 32nd Annual, 1st Virtual Anchorage Folk Festival

Howdy, Folks!
We're so excited to announce that the 2021 Anchorage Folk Festival is going Virtual over the weekend of January 29-31.
There may be a global pandemic going on, but that doesn’t mean the music has to stop. In fact, we probably need it now more than ever! So we're going to bring Festival directly into your homes for a fun-filled weekend of music and workshops.
Virtual Mainstage
We have hand-picked several local Alaskan favorites to present two virtual mainstage shows. You won't want to miss these intimate sessions, recorded and produced locally. We're still assembling the schedule - so watch for details here and in your email.
Calling All Performers
As part of our weekend of music, we’re inviting everyone in our community to share their gifts and talents. Sadly, we can’t all share the mainstage this year but we are still committed to our mission to feature performances by the broadest possible representation of community performers.
Please visit our virtual open mic website for guidelines of how to submit your performance video. Both Ears Live Sound will be stitching these sessions together into a broadcast loop.
All Virtual Open Mic performance submissions are due no later than December 15, 2020
Workshop Opportunities
Our workshops have always been a popular way for musicians to hone their craft and learn something new, and we’re excited about having online opportunities this January.
Please visit our workshop presenters form if you are interested in leading a workshop.
Volunteer Opportunities
AFF could not exist without our family of volunteers. A virtual festival changes the available volunteer opportunities - but we still have plenty for you to be involved with!
Can you help with Fundraising? Are you a Social Media Guru? Do you aspire to be a Videographer? If you have skills, time, and energy to volunteer with AFF, please visit our volunteer sign-up form.
Membership Updates
We know these are tough times for many folks financially, but, if it's within your means, please consider renewing your membership or becoming a new member of AFF by visiting our membership support page. We thank you!
Commercial Sponsorships
With a virtual format, we’re having to reset our sponsorship opportunities, but we still need your support. Please visit our commercial contributions page if you’re interested in supporting the Festival through a sponsorship or in-kind donation.

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.
Foghorn Stringband 2019 Alaska Tour

Spring concert & fundraiser ft. Foghorn Stringband

Anchorage Folk Festival welcomes back the 2015 festival guest artists, Foghorn Stringband, for an evening of live music and dancing!
Wednesday, April 3 // La Potato // 7 PM
Tickets: adv $20 // door $25
Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity.
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