Kerrville Folk Festival

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Kerrville Folk Festival
May 24 - June 10, 2012
Kerrville, Texas
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The Kerrville Folk Festival, as its slogan states, has been "Celebrating Songwriters since 1972."

Located at the Quiet Valley Ranch in the Texas Hill Country a few minutes south of Kerrville, Texas, the festival is an 18 day and night musical and community affair.

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Spanning multiple musical genres, from traditional folk, bluegrass, and Americana to accoustic rock, blues, country, and jazz, the emphasis and common denominator of the festival is decidedly singer-songwriter.

Festival organizers aim for a blend of nurturing and promoting the next generation of singer-songwriters along with performances by more seasoned talent. The Kerrville Folk Festival boasts having played a number of established musicians in their early days including: Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Michelle Shocked, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, and Nancy Griffith.

Notable 2012 performers at Kerrville include: Jimmy LaFave, Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth, Ruthie Foster, Peter Yarrow, and Trout Fishing in America.

See day by day performer list for Kerrville 2012 below.

In addition to all the great music, the community experience of the event is what makes the festival so magical. With on site campgrounds accommodating both tents and RVs (in somewhat limited supply), the Kerville festival transforms itself from a series of outdoor concerts into a musical vacation you'll never forget. For more festival camping information, be sure to check out the official website.

Bring the kids, too. In addition to the music, there are dedicated activities with them in mind as well.

Who's Playing the 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival?

Here's the most recent day by day 2011 Kerrville Music Festival Line Up that I have (The Kerrville Folk Festival official schedule is here):

May 24, 2012
Brian Cutean
Phoebe Hunt & Ghosts Along the Brazos
Guy Forsyth
Nathan Hamilton
Jimmy LaFave

May 25, 2012
Matt Harlan
KC Clifford
Zoe Lewis
Kinky Friedman
Mary Gauthier

May 26, 2012
Butch Morgan
Ellis Paul
Grace & Pierce Pettis
James Keelaghan
Patrice Pike

May 27, 2012
Ellis Paul
Elliott, Rose, daCosta
New Agrarians w/ Tom Kimmel, Kate Campbell, Pierce Pettis
Berkley Hart
Tom Prasada-Rao

May 28, 2012
Nels Andrews
Ernie Hawkins
Steve Seskin
Amy Speace
Seth Glier

May 29, 2012
Brother Sun w/ Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks, and Greg Greenway
Tom Prasada-Rao
Phil Ochs Documentary

May 30, 2012
Nels Andrews

May 31, 2012
New Folk in the Round featuring:
Cassie Peterson
Megan Burtt
AJ Roach
Grace Pettis
David Moss

June 1, 2012
Bill Ward
"Texas & Tennessee" Song Circle with Steve Gillette
Justin Roth
Peter Yarrow
Trout Fishing in America
Drew Nelson
Butch Morgan

June 2, 2012
Tim Henderson Memorial
Drew Nelson
"Texas & Tennessee" Song Circle with Steve Gillette
Ronny Cox
Eric Taylor
Christine Lavin
Chuck Pyle
Carolyn Wonderland

June 3, 2012
Grassy Hill Kerrville NEW FOLK Award Winners Concert
Rebecca Loebe
"Texas & Tennessee" Song Circle with Steve Gillette
Bill Ward
John Fullbright
Terri Hendrix
Warren Hood & the Goods
Ruthie Foster

June 4, 2012
Eric Schwartz
Tom Prasada-Rao
Butch Morgan

June 5, 2012
Susan Gibson
Elizabeth Wills
Rebecca Loebe
Paula Nelson

June 6, 2012
2 Bit Palomino
Green Mountain Grass

June 7, 2012
House of Songs (Hosted by Troy Campbell) Dave Gunning
Matt the Electrician
Ida Wense
Heather Green

June 8, 2012
Graham Warwick
"Texas & Tennessee" Song Circle with Steve Gillette
Danny Britt
Gretchen Peters
Big Wide Grin
Birds of Chicago w/ JT Nero & Allison Russell
The Flyin A’s

June 9, 2012
Matt the Electrician
"Texas & Tennessee" Song Circle with Steve Gillette
Old Man Luedecke
Dave Gunning
Rowin Brothers
Chris & Lorin
Javier Chaparro & Salud
Sara Hickman

June 10, 2012
Lorin Rowan
Texas & Tennessee" Song Circle with Steve Gillette
Matt the Electrician
Joe Pug
The Milk Carton Kids
Ruth Moody
Albert & Gage
"Heal In The Wisdom"

Kerrville Folk Festival Videos

2010 Kerrville Folk Festival Montage - "Kerrville Campfire" by Pat Wictor . . .

Ivan Harris at 2008 Festival . . .

Peter Yarrow (and Friends) at 2009 Festival . . .

Map - Kerrville Folk Festival

Map - Quiet Valley Ranch (Kerrville Folk Festival)
3876 Medina HWY
Kerrville, Texas 78028

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