The Kerrville Folk Festival is produced by the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation. It is 18 days and nights featuring national and international performing songwriters in intimate musical performances. Weekend evening programming is at Kennedy Outdoor Theater and weeknight shows are presented at the Threadgill Theater located in the Campground. The Festival is held at Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles south of Kerrville, Texas. This year’s dates are May 24 - June 10th, 2018. Now in its 47th year, it is the longest continuously running music festival in the United States. It is celebrated by a community which considers itself a family. Everyone arriving, whether for the first or fortieth time is greeted with, “Welcome Home!” Over the course of the 18 days and nights, activities are provided for all ages with a focus on nurturing and developing artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting, in a loving family-friendly environment.
Kerrville Folk Festival 1977
GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK COMPETITION
MEET THE FOUNDATION
Sept 28 - 30, 2018 - Matt nakoa & Harpeth Rising with the Symphony of the Hills
The Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, the Hill Country Arts Foundation, the Symphony of the Hills and Schreiner University are joining forces to present a spectacular opening night concert for the Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The concert will be at the Point Theater, a 720 seat outdoor amphitheater located on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Ingram. The Arts & Crafts Fair begins Saturday morning at the same location (near the Stonehenge replica).
The Friday night concert features Matt Nakoa, a 2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winner from New York who was trained at the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston; and Harpeth Rising, a trio of classically trained musicians, educated at some of the most venerated music schools in the world. They perform original music that is a fusion of Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical music. Each of these two acts will be supported by a 25-piece chamber ensemble from Kerrville’s own Symphony of the Hills, conducted by Dr. Gene Dowdy.