TOP 25 Folk Festivals in the USA 2022 | Bluegrass & Folk Music (2022)

Looking for the best folk festivals in 2022in the U.S.A!? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together a pretty epic list of bluegrass and folk music festivals in this amazing country!

“I didn’t know folk music growing up, no. It’s something I’ve come to study, really, because I think there’s so much to learn from traditional music in the sense of the way music began as a way of communication, the traveling storyteller, the bard, the minstrels.” – P.J Harvey

The definition of folk music can be defined as “a type of traditional and generally rural music that originally was passed down through families and other small social groups. Typically, folk music, like folk literature, lives in oral tradition; it is learned through hearing rather than reading.”

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But that’s really just a brief summary of a large, complex genre of music.

If you’ve heard the music of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Ben Harper, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell or even Johnny Cash, you’ve had a taste of some of history’s best and most well known folk music.

Folk music lives on all across the United States, with a deep and long held love stretching from Alaska to Florida, the Carolinas to New York, California to Montana. And I’ve compiled a list of the best folk music festivals in the U.S.A to give you a small taste of what’s on offer.

Start planning your next road trip with these 25 U.S.A folk music festivals…

1) Newport Folk Festival

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When: July 2022

Where: Newport, Rhode Island

http://www.newportfolk.org

“Newport Folk Fest is an American folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959.

The festival is often considered one of the first modern music festivals in America and remains a focal point in the ever-expanding genre of “folk” music. Music legend Bob Dylan was discovered performing at Newport Folk Festival.

Newport Folk Festival 2018 - Thank You

2)Telluride Bluegrass Festival

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Photo via Planet Bluegrass

When: June 2022

Where: Telluride, Colorado

https://bluegrass.com/telluride/

“Every Summer Solstice, 11,000+ Festivarians converge on the historic mining town in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern CO (elevation 8,750’) for 4 days of adventurous acoustic music in the stunning Telluride box canyon. Since its early years, the unique genre of “Telluride Bluegrass” has embraced a diverse family of artists including Sam Bush, Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons, Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Greensky Bluegrass, Emmylou Harris, and many of the world’s most virtuosic acoustic instrumentalists – many of whom have returned to the festival for 25+ years.

With music on the main stage, intimate workshop performances at Elks Park, late-night indoor NightGrass concerts, and pickin’ in campgrounds and condos ‘til dawn, Telluride Bluegrass is the “granddaddy of the modern festival circuit” (Relix).”

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2018

3)Kutztown Folk Festival

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When: June / July 2022

Where: Kutztown, Pennsylvania

https://www.kutztownfestival.com

“The Kutztown Folk Festival is the oldest continuously operated folklife festival in America. This nine-day event continues to draw visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life.

Children’s activities abound and admission is free for children 12 and under. The festival also houses the largest quilt sale in America and has an internationally attended Quilt Auction of top prize-winning quilts.”

Live Like a Local: Kutztown Folk Festival

4) Lowell Folk Fest

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When: July 2022

Where: Lowell, Massachusetts

http://lowellfolkfestival.org

“The Lowell Folk Festival continues to provide the finest in traditional music, craft, foodways and more in downtown Lowell.

This annual celebration is the best in traditional folk music, artisan crafts and ethnic foods, and will be returning to downtown Lowell with a full lineup beginning with the traditional parade of nations from Lowell’s City Hall Plaza to Boarding House Park. The free festival offers something for people of all ages all within the heart of Lowell National Historical Park.”

Lowell Folk Festival 2017

5) Wheatland Music Festival

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(Video) The Cheddar Boys | 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 20, 2022

Credit: Peggy Brisbane

When: September 2022

Where: Remus, Michigan

https://www.wheatlandmusic.org

“Each September, fans flock to the 160-acre park that hosts the Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, Michigan. The three-day festival introduces patrons to talent to the tune of Radney Foster, Feufollet and other rising stars.

The mega-event also offers workshops and demonstrations alongside artisans and children’s activities. Other annual events hosted by the Wheatland Music Organization include a Memorial Day-weekend dance camp, a week in June dedicated to music and dance and a one-day Winter Wheat Festival each February. The area is almost always hopping with music, no matter the season.”

Wheatland: The First 40 Years

6)Merlefest

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When: September 2022

Where: Wilkesboro, North Carolina

https://merlefest.org

“MerleFest, considered one of the premier music festivals in the country, serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of the late Eddy Merle Watson, son of American music legend Doc Watson.

MerleFest is a celebration of ‘traditional plus’ music, a unique mix of music based on the traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, blues, rock and many other styles. The festival hosts numerous artists, performing on 13 stages during the course of the four-day event. The annual event has become the primary fundraiser for the WCC Foundation, funding scholarships, capital projects and other educational needs.”

MerleFest 2019 Wrap-Up!

7)Joshua Tree Music Festival

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Photo Credit: Carly Valentine

When: May & October 2022

Where: Joshua Tree, California

https://joshuatreemusicfestival.com

“Founded in 2003, the bi-annual (May & Oct) Joshua Tree Music Festival is held at the gateway to the world-renowned National Park. JTMF is a resource-generating powerhouse of passionate creativity, community empowerment, and arts education for all ages.

A family inclusive global music experience in the magical Mojave. Committed to radical inclusion, these four-day funky desert-style festivals create experiences where passion, purpose, family, and friends come together, and the boundary between performer and patron is blurred.

The music is diverse and eclectic, from dance-world-electro-funk’n groove to soulful global-ethno melodies.”

THANK YOU!!!

8)High Sierra Music Festival

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When: July 2022

Where: Quincy, California

http://www.highsierramusic.com

“Situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, High Sierra Music Festival boasts a family friendly atmosphere packed with artists traversing all musical genres.

The eclectic lineup at the festival is backed by a picturesque venue surrounded by a mountainous landscape and national forests. More than just music is offered at the High Sierra with yoga areas, audience-participation parades, children’s areas and more.”

The 27th Annual High Sierra Music Festival is June 29 - July 2, 2017!

9)Kerrville Folk Festival

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When: October 2022

Where: Kerrville, Texas

https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org

“The Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation produces many amazing programs, with its Flagship event as the Kerrville Folk Festival. It is 18 days and nights featuring national and international performing songwriters in intimate musical performances.

Weekend evening concerts are at Kennedy Outdoor Theater and weeknight shows are at the Threadgill Theater in the Campground. The Festival is held at Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles south of Kerrville, Texas. This year’s dates were May 23 – June 9, 2019. It was the 48th year, which makes it the longest continuously running music festival in the United States.”

The Kerrville Folk Festival

(Video) Best Indie Folk of 2020

10)Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

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When: July 2022

Where: Hillsdale, New York

https://www.falconridgefolk.com

“Recognized as one of the most popular, well-attended folk festivals in the USA, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival is a three-day community event featuring folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires in east-central New York State.

Showcasing some of the greatest contemporary singer/songwriters, folk artists and bands, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes place on several stages. This event also features family oriented events such as puppet shows and clowns.”

Sights & Sounds of Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2009

11)Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

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When: June 2022

Where: Morgantown, Indiana

https://www.billmonroemusicpark.com

“In June, deep in Brown County, Indiana,—in the town of Bean Blossom, to be exact—patrons converge on the Bill Monroe Music Park. The 55-acre campground is home to a bluegrass festival area (and has been for every year since 1967) for the storied event started by mandolin player Bill Monroe.

Celebrating its 50th year in 2016, the festival was home to dozens of performances, in addition to music workshops and a bluegrass camp. See old men perform in starched, point-tipped shirts on a white porch stage toe-tapping to the folk music flowing off out of their fingers and across their instruments: mandolins, guitars and fiddles to name a few. Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum is also on the property, which guests are welcome to tour.”

The Weekly Special #636 Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Music Festival

12)Rockygrass Music Festival

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When: July 2022

Where: Lyons, Colorado

https://bluegrass.com/rockygrass/

“The last weekend of July, 5,000 Festivarians descend on the historic quarry town of Lyons (just 15 minutes north of Boulder in the Rocky Mountain foothills) for one of the world’s premiere traditional bluegrass festivals.

With recent headliners Steve Martin, Ricky Skaggs, Peter Rowan, The Infamous Stringdusters, Del McCoury Band, and Alison Krauss, RockyGrass has consistently sold-out in advance for the past decade. Renowned as a picker’s festival, the week leading up to the event, the RockyGrass Academy offers three hundred musicians of all ages an opportunity to learn bluegrass from many of the festival performers, including instrument building and a Kids Camp.”

13)Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival

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When: May 2022

Where: Paramount Ranch, California

http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org

“The Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival (www.topangabanjofiddle.org) started in 1961, making it one of the oldest continuously held traditional music events in the US. It was first held in the Topanga Canyon, which is the reason for its name.

The 1961 event, organized by Margot Slocum and Peg Benepe, attracted 30 contestants, 4 Judges, and 500 fans. Half a century later, it is 10 times bigger. In 1990 the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest moved to its present home at the Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, not far from its Topanga Canyon roots.”

Topanga Folk Festival 2019

14)Alaska Folk Festival

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When: April 2022

Where: Juneau, Alaska

http://akfolkfest.org

“Nine 4-hour performances averaging fifteen acts each, fourteen hours of dances plus dance workshops, a Family Concert and 40+ hours of teaching workshops devoted to every imaginable folk music skill, plus jamming all week long should be enough to wear out even the most dedicated enthusiast at the annual Alaska Folk Festival.

Yet long after the final chorus of Good Night Irene, the traditional closing song on the Festival’s final evening, many of the 450+ folk musicians from all around the vast reaches of America’s largest state and beyond can still summon enough energy to jam the night away in bars, restaurants, private parties and any space they can find out of the weather!

They come from near and far. . . from Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory, from Bethel, Alaska (more than 1,000 miles as the ptarmigan flies from the festival’s home in Juneau), from Talkeetna, Sitka, Kenai, Elfin Cove, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, Anchorage and the “Lower 48” for this annual week of fun, partying, good music and greeting old & new friends that make it such a rite of spring.”

2019 Alaska Folk Festival Opening Night

15)Tucson Folk Festival

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When: April 2022

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Where: Tucson, Arizona

https://www.tucsonfolkfest.org/folk-festival/

“The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE, two-day event celebrating Americana/Folk Music traditions and all the wonderful variations, including American bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, Celtic, zydeco, and various styles of Latin and Mexican music!

This annual family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of downtown Tucson: Jacome Plaza, La Cocina, Presidio Museum and the Dusty Monk Pub.

This festival features six stages of acoustic music in traditional, contemporary, and ethnic genres to entertain and delight a multi-faceted and diverse audience. The festival attracts over 12,000 fans and participants who come from all over Southern Arizona, and across the nation.”

Tucson Folk Festival (2017)

16)Northwest Folklife Festival

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When: May 2022

Where: Seattle, Washington

https://www.nwfolklife.org

“Since 1972, the annual Northwest Folklife Festival has been a community-powered celebration of the music, arts, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest.

With over 5,000 performers on 20+ stages, 200 vendors, 500 volunteers, and upwards of 250,000 attendees, this remains one of the largest access-for-all festivals in the nation. The festival is more than a celebration of the diversity of the Pacific Northwest, it’s a chance to engage directly with the many communities that make up our region. This is the place to find your folk.”

Folklife Is... | Northwest Folklife

17)Hinterland Music Festival

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When: August 2022

Where: Saint Charles, Iowa

https://www.hinterlandiowa.com

“Hinterland Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held at the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles, Iowa, which was first held in 2015. The festival is organized by Sam Summers, co-owner of a local music venue and booker for a concert series.

Water Works Park, located along the Raccoon River four miles southwest of Downtown Des Moines, was set to host for the first year. Its inaugural edition, however, was moved to St. Charles, twenty miles to the south, due to flooding concerns at the park. It drew a crowd of 14,000 over the two days. Since 2019, the popular festival has expanded to three days.”

A walk through Hinterland Music Festival

18)Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival

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When: July 2022

Where: Trumansburg, New York

https://www.grassrootsfest.org

“The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is a mission-based (501-c3) organization that works to nurture local artists and talent while reaching around the globe to bring world music and culture to new audiences, creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building.

The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 80, some bands that play the festival. GrassRoots doesn’t hesitate to bring you great music you’ve never heard of before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends.”

Finger Lakes GrassRoots 2016 Official After Video

19)Folkmoot USA

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When: July 2022

Where: Waynesville, North Carolina

https://folkmoot.org

“A 36-year-old international festival, and a year-round arts and cultural center. Each summer since 1984 a kaleidoscope of musicians and dancers from across the globe have visited Waynesville, NC, as part of the Folkmoot International Dance and Music Festival.

Folkmoot is also a year-round cultural center, with programs and events that celebrate diversity, encourage cultural conversation, and preserve and honor worldwide cultural heritages.”

Folkmoot International Day Festival

20)Solid Sound Festival

When: May 27-29, 2022

Where: North Adams, Massachusetts

https://solidsoundfestival.com

“Spanning three days and four stages, Solid Sound includes music by Wilco and its members’ side projects, as well as many other musical performers. It also features a full comedy lineup, family fun for all ages, local food, craft beer, camping, naturalist activities, and more. Concerts held rain or shine.”

(Video) Joni Mitchell “Carey” with Brandi Carlile Live at Newport Folk Festival, Sunday, July 24, 2022

Wilco Celebrates 20 Years at Solid Sound

21)Montana Folk Festival

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When: July 8-10, 2022

Where: Butte, Montana

https://montanafolkfestival.com

“The Montana Folk Festival will remain a new and exciting event each year at the same time it remains very familiar to anyone who has attended in previous years.

The Montana Folk Festival will continue to feature multiple stages with continuous live performances by some of the best traditional performers in the nation, including Montana’s finest, some of the region’s best traditional artists, ethnic and festival foods, a lively Family Area, two fine traditional art markets and Folklife demonstrations and workshops that focus on a new theme each year that highlights Montana’s heritage.

The event is presented in the spectacular setting of Butte, Montana surrounded by iconic headframes that evoke Butte’s underground copper mining heritage, tall buildings from the late 19th century and early 20th century, and spectacular views of the Northern Rockies in every direction.”

Montana Folk Festival - 2015

22)Arkansas Folk Festival

When: April

Where: Mountain View, Arkansas

https://www.arkansas.com/events/57th-annual-arkansas-folk-festival

“Annual Spring celebration featuring handmade crafts, parade, lots of “folk, mountain, and bluegrass” music, and dancing on the Courthouse Square. A great family fun festival. Ozark Folk Center State Park opens for the season. Free admission to the craft village during this weekend. Free shuttle to downtown from the Ozark Folk Center.”

Arkansas Folk Festival April 19-20

23)Florida Folk Festival

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When: May 2022

Where: White Springs, Florida

https://www.floridastateparks.org/FloridaFolkFestival

“Welcome to the Florida Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes, techno contra dancing and chocolate covered Key Lime pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state’s cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida’s heritage.”

Firsthand Florida Fun: Florida Folk Festival

24)American Folk Festival

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When: May 2022

Where: Bangor, Maine

“The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront brings the world to Bangor. The American Folk Festival is a large-scale, three-day event. Held each year at the end of August in downtown Bangor, Maine, the Festival presents the music and dance from the many cultures that make up America today.”

AoJ Junkyard Ruff it off in Bangor, ME at the American Folk Festiv

25) Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

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When: July 2022

Where: Okemah, Oklahoma

https://www.woodyfest.com

“The Woody Guthrie Coalition, a not-for-profit, 501(C) 3 organization, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy and music of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie through the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival as well as year-round cultural, musical, educational, and scholarly community outreach events that relate to Woody Guthrie and folk music. The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life and music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma.”

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

What are other awesome Folk Festivals in the U.S.A…?

When doing research for all these different types of bluegrass and folk festivals, I quickly realized that this was going to be very hard to narrow down to my Top 25 list! I’ve done my best though, and hope you’ve enjoyed this article! If you think I need to add any to this list of the best folk festivals, feel free to reach out to me and let me know!!

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FAQs

Which is the famous folk festival in our states? ›

Karnataka — Ugadi

People decorate their homes and puja rooms with flowers and mango leaves. Special dishes are prepared and enjoyed by the people to mark the festival.

Where is the biggest music festival in the US? ›

Taking place in the legendary Golden Gate Park of San Francisco, Outside Lands is the largest independently owned music festival in the US. The lineup features big names and emerging artists alike, spanning genres and decades.

How many music festivals are there in the USA? ›

Festivals by the Numbers

There are currently more than 800 music festivals in the U.S. alone. While some feature a specific genre, others span across a variety ranging from country to hip hop to electronic to alternative.

Where is the world's biggest folk festival? ›

The Oktoberfest is the world's biggest Volksfest and occurs yearly in Munich, Bavaria.

What are the 10 popular folk dances? ›

Free from shackles of anything mundane and thus critically praised, here is a list of top 10 most popular folk dances in the world.
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What is the dance of 29 states? ›

Other dance forms of India
StateFolk Dances
PunjabBhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhand, Naqual.
RajasthanGhumar, Chakri, Ganagor, Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbeliya.
Tamil NaduBharatanatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi.
Uttar PradeshNautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chappeli, Jaita.
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What is the hardest festival to get into? ›

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  • Tomorrowland.
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  • Burning Man.
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What is the largest music festival in history? ›

The Woodstock Festival was a three-day pop and rock concert that turned out to be the most popular music event in history. It became a symbol of the hippie movement of the 1960s.

Is Coachella the biggest music festival in the US? ›

The United States plays host to some of the world's most headline-grabbing festivals, but the biggest event, welcoming 3 million revelers each year, takes place in Europe. (Coachella doesn't even crack the top 10.)

Where are some of the largest festivals held in the United States? ›

Coachella, Indio Ca

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the US and World. It draws some of the hottest and biggest names in music. It's held over 2 weekends every year with the lineup announced sometime in January with over 750,000 people attending.

How much is a Coachella ticket 2022? ›

Attendance is not cheap, with the lowest tier of general admission priced at $449, plus fees. Naturally, access to the festival's famous VIP attractions is even more expensive. As members of the media, we were granted GA access to the festival for free.

What famous music festival was held in upstate NY? ›

On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Is Oktoberfest the biggest folk festival in the world? ›

The Oktoberfest is known as the largest Volksfest (folk festival) in the world. In 1999 there were six and a half million visitors to the 42-hectare Theresienwiese. 72% of visitors are from Bavaria.

What is the 16 day folk festival in Germany that attracts more than 6 million people each year? ›

The Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest and a combination of beer festival and funfair. Annually held in Munich, it is a folk festival running from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.

Why do they call it Oktoberfest? ›

The name comes from the history of the Wiesn: The occasion for the first Oktoberfest in 1810 was the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. On October 12th 1810 the festivities began and they ended on October 17th with a horse race.

What are 5 folk dances? ›

Folk Dances in India

Vilasini Natyam, Bhamakalpam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, Kolattam. Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal. Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor.

Which state is famous for folk dance? ›

Ghoomar and Chakri folk dance is popular in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Other Folk dances from Rajasthan are Jhulan Leela, Jhuma, Ganagor, etc.

How many dance names are there? ›

There are countless forms of dance celebrated all around the world. Read on to discover more about 28 of the most popular types of dance! Dance has been part of our culture for thousands of years. There are many forms of dance performed all over the world today, from ballet to ballroom and salsa to street.

What is the folk dance of up? ›

The pride of northern India - Kathak has its origin in Uttar Pradesh and is thought to be the one of the important dances in 8th form of classical dance.

How can I go to a free festival? ›

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Which country has most festivals in the world? ›

Speaking both regional and national events, India has the most festivals.

What was the largest concert ever? ›

Jean-Michel Jarre's Concert – 3.5 Million People

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McCartney's record was broken by a Japanese rock band, Glay, which held a concert with an audience of 200,000 people on July 31, 1999, in Chiba, Japan (Makuhari Parking Lot).
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Is Coachella bigger than EDC? ›

Coachella comes very close to the attendance numbers of EDC, but it's got some ground to cover. For starters, Coachella is 6-days long, while EDC is 3-days long. In that sense, both events have close to 125,000 attendees per day, with the show in Vegas being at the higher end.

Is Coachella bigger than Tomorrowland? ›

Tomorrowland 2023

Since its inception in 2005, the festival has grown to one of the best in the world, rivalling even the largest scale festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury. However, Tomorrowland isn't like every other music festival out there.

Where is the best music festival in the world? ›

The Best Music Festivals In The World
  • Tomorrowland (Belgium)
  • Coachella (California, USA)
  • Glastonbury (UK)
  • Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Montreal International Jazz Festival (Montreal, Canada)
  • Ultra Music Festival (Miami, USA)
  • Fuji Rock (Japan)
  • Lollapalooza (Chicago, USA)

Why is Coachella so popular? ›

Featuring artists like Swedish House Mafia, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye, Doja Cat, Lil Baby, and The Weeknd, Coachella draws in fans of all different genres of the music world. With various artists playing back to back, Coachella makes sure the audience never has a moment to be bored.

What are examples of folk culture? ›

Folk culture is separated from popular and high culture by its traditional and localized nature. The maypole tradition, where traditional dancing takes place around a pole on May 1st in villages and small towns, is a classic example of folk culture.

Where is the folk music capital of the world? ›

Notes from Arkansas. Mountain View, in the Ozarks, is the folk music capital of the world.

What time does Moseley festival start? ›

The doors will open at 13:00 on Friday and 11:00 on Saturday and Sunday, with each day finishing at 22:30. Please note, last entry is at 9:30pm.

Where is the bluegrass festival in Ohio? ›

2022 Mohican Bluegrass Festival

This family event offers every one of all ages the opportunity to venture out to Mohican Wilderness Campground for this outdoor festival. The grand log stage is settled in the valley along the Mohican River.

What is popular folk culture? ›

Folk culture- the culture traditionally practiced primarily by small, homogenous groups living in isolated rural areas. Popular culture- the culture found in large, heterogeneous societies that share certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.

Is Amish a folk culture? ›

The Old Order Amish flourish as a tradition-based folk culture in the midst of a progressive dominant culture whose values are very different. They lead a simple lifestyle based on self- sufficiency and a rich sense of interdependent community that has changed very little in the past three centuries.

What is low popular culture? ›

In contrast, low culture refers to that of the less well-educated or the masses, encompassing such things as gossip magazines, reality television, popular music, yellow journalism, escapist fiction, and camp.

What is Mountain View Arkansas known for? ›

Being known as the "Folk Music Capital of the World" is likely Mountain View's biggest claim to fame, but many have discovered the numerous outdoor activities in the area and the close proximity to the Ozark Folk Center, the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, and Blanchard Springs Caverns.

What is it like to live in Mountain View Arkansas? ›

Mountain View is in Stone County. Living in Mountain View offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Mountain View and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mountain View are above average.

What county in Arkansas is Mountain View? ›

Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas, United States. Located in the Ozarks, the city has a rich tradition of preserving folk music and culture. Founded in 1873, the city's economy is largely based on tourism related to its title as the "Folk Music Capital of the World".

What time does mostly jazz start? ›

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2022 will take place on 8th – 10th July 2022. Doors open at 1pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Each day finishes at 10.30pm. The last performance will be around 9pm and so the last entry time will be approx.

Where is the Moseley Folk Festival? ›

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival, Birmingham | 2nd - 4th September 2022.

Where is the 7 mile Bluegrass Festival? ›

Road Greenfield, Ohio

Where is the Bean Blossom Festival? ›

This annual event is held in beautiful Brown County, Indiana at the historic Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground. The event will be returning to it's original June dates in 2022 for 9 days of bluegrass music, jams around the campground and on stage, workshops and the traditional free Bean Dinner.

Videos

1. Joni Mitchell “Summertime “Live at Newport Folk Festival, Sunday, July 24, 2022
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3. Nathaniel Rateliff and Marcus Mumford “Cecilia” Live at Newport Folk Fest, Saturday, July 23, 2022
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4. Leigh Folk Festival 2022 | 30th Anniversary preview | 23-26 June
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5. Joni Mitchell “Circle Game” Live at Newport Folk Festival, Sunday, July 24, 2022
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6. Dolly Parton The Highwomen She's an Eagle Live at the Newport Folk Festival 2019
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