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Started in 2002, FFF showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond.

The Flagstaff Folk Festival showcases the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona and beyond. The festival features up to 100+ acts on three stages and includes workshops, jams, and more. Admission is always affordable and this is a very family friendly experience. The festival is usually held in June over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.

22nd Annual

June 15–16, 2024

Flagstaff Folk Festival, A Brief History

The Flagstaff Folk Festival was established in 2002 by FFOTM member Ken Ralston, inspired by the best of the long-running folk festivals in Prescott and Phoenix. Ken envisioned a low-cost, family-friendly festival with musicians from around the state that also kept a special place for Flagstaff’s local talent. The first few years saw great growth in size and popularity and was organized by a small but dedicated group of folks each year. Many other directors followed and continue to volunteer to make this a beloved musical event.

Please see the festival history page for more information on those who hard work and dedication kept the festival thriving all these years. In 2023, Rod Robinson took over as the current Flagstaff Folk Festival Director.

Admission is $10/person and $15/family for each day. Students and seniors are $5/person each day and children under 15 are free. Currently held at the Museum Club, we invite you to come out and see some great live music in a historic venue.

The festival is open to any musician who would like to show off their skills and perform on one of the several stages available. Musician’s come from all over the state to perform, jam and share their musical talents. Musician and volunteer signup happens in the spring. Subscribe to e-news updates each spring at the bottom of flagfolkfest.org.

  • Featuring two full days of music, workshops and jamming
  • Up to 100+ acts on three stages

  • Currently held at the Museum Club, there is a variety of delicious food vendors, craft vendors and drinks are available at the bar.

  • Musician and volunteer signup take place in the spring, festival happens in June.

  • Visit the bottom of flagfolkfest.org to subscribe to news and updates.

Perform at the Festival

The Flagstaff Folk Festival welcomes all types of folk and acoustic music and musicians. This is not a strictly “bluegrass” or “old-time” or any other kind of event, and we are proud of it! We strive to offer our performers the best audiences on the best stages they will find anywhere in the Southwest.

Our goal is to offer a venue for both seasoned and up-and-coming performers, and we do our best to schedule all those who wish to perform. Slots are filled on a first come, first-served basis, though we do our best to not turn anyone away.

FFOTM Programs

Programs We Offer

Pickin’ in the Pines

An award-winning 3-day bluegrass & acoustic music festival first held in 2006.

Flagstaff Folk Festival

Proudly showcasing the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona & beyond.

Contra Dances

Held on first Saturdays of the month year round, details on our calendar.

Weekly Jams

FFOTM hosts weekly acoustic music jams, come and join in! Check our calendar for details.

Young Jammers

Free music lessons & loaner instruments for the youth of our community.

Campouts & Picnics

Held in the cool pines of nearby Flagstaff, always lots of fun with pickin’ and grinnin’.