Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

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Riverside Park

100 State Street

La Crosse, WI 54601

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Americana / Folk / Blues / Singer Songwriter Music, food, microbrew, wine, crafts, friends, and family! Join us for our 47th year!

About this event

Join us for August 27th alongside the Mississippi River at the Bandshell area of Riverside Park for a day of outstanding music unlike any other and so much more.

The day starts with family yoga in the park followed by our songwriter's contest finalists. From then on, there are three music locations alternating performances ranging from intimate songswaps, Youth Hmong dancers, juggling and acrobatics by Laura Ernst (America's Got Tallent contestant), leading up to amazing performances by local, regional and national bands. Local arts and crafts as well as demonstrations by the Driftless Folk School and more including children's crafts areas.

Children under the age of 15 are free with adult.

What to expect:

Gates open Saturday at 10am for yoga with music beginning at 11am at Stage B

Musical Performances to follow until 10pm by:

Camela Widad, Don Harvey, Patina, Cass Magpie (One More Onion, The Lavendar Project, Echo Black River), David Janakey, Siena Christie, Eddy Allen, Fran Felton, The Iowans, Josh Rabie (Echo Black River), Kendl Winter (The Lowest Pair), JE Sunde, Joseph Huber, The Roe Family Singers, The Lowest Pair, and Echo Black River

3 juggling and acrobatics performances by:

Laura Enrst (

  • Craft and Arts area
  • Songswaps
  • Songwriter's Contest
  • Family Yoga
  • Food and Beverage

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