Preview: Winter Folk Music & Photography Showcase 2020

Dec 2, 2019

Winter Folk Music and Photography Showcase 2020

Winter Folk Music and Photography Showcase is a 12- day event that takes place over 4 consecutive weekends throughout February and into March, 2020, in Longmont, Colorado.

Over 40 bands and artists will decend on the St. Vrain in Longmont, Colorado for the annual Winter Folk Music and Photography Showcase. 

Each weekend, starting on February 7 and continuing through March 1, the St. Vrain will host a stage with incredible music, as well as a photography exhibit.  Food and drinks will be available throughout, and proceeds will help the Future Arts Foundation as they provide musical instruments to Colorado schools. 

The Lonesome Days

Winter Folk Artists

There are over 40 artists at this year’s Winter Folk, and each weekend is special and unique in its own way.

February 7 – 9, the first weekend of Winter Folk, features Josiah Johnson (formerly of The Head and The Heart), Gasoline Lollipops, Bonnie and the Clydes, SHEL and many more.

February 14 -16 will see 2 nights of Brett Dennen, Mason Jennings, Daniel Rodriguez (formerly of Elephant Revival), 300 Days, and a whole lot more!

February 21 – 23 brings Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show), Esme Patterson, Women of Folk (A Collection of Powerful Colorado Women Performing Classic Folk Tunes), Otis Taylor, Jaquita StrawMackenzie Page, and many other amazing artists.

February 28 – March 1 -The fourth weekend is Bluegrass Weekend!  Bluegrass weekend includes Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann (of Yonder Mountain String Band), TIMBER!, Wood Belly, The Lonesome Days, Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon), Kate Farmer, The Hop Pickers and more!  The closing ceremonies on Sunday, March 1st include the Winter Folk All-Stars, where some of these amazing artists will join together for what is sure to be an epic jam!

Full Winter Folk Daily Artist Lineup

Ben and Adam of Yonder Mountain String Band

Future Arts Foundation

Winter Folk Music and Photography Showcase is put on by Future Arts Foundation (FAF).  FAF is a non-profit with a mission to “host concerts with a purpose.”  Proceeds from FAF events provide Colorado schools with instruments and allow them to host free youth arts workshops to the children of Colorado teachers, first responders, and military members.

Each day of this year’s Winter Folk event will provide an instrument to a Colorado school music program.  That’s 12 instruments! 

DONATE to Future Arts Foundation

Photography Showcase

Each day of Winter Folk will feature a photography expo on the bottom floor of the St. Vrain, with the music going on upstairs. 

There will be a dozen Colorado photographers showcased throughout the month, featuring a variety of styles and topics. Each photographer will receive 100% of their sales, so your purchases will directly support local artists.

Winter Folk Ticketing

There are multiple ticketing options for Winter Folk 2020.  

You can purchase a 12-day, month-long pass that allows entry to every day of Winter Folk.

You may also purchase individual weekend passes, allowing entry to all 3-days of whichever weekend you choose.

Both 12-day and Weekend passes are available in Standing Room or a VIP Seating Area.

12-Day Standing Room: $199  That’s $199 for 12 days od music!!!

12-Day VIP: $399

Weekend Standing Room: $39 – $69

Weekend VIP: $89 – $119

Weekend 1

February 7 – 9

Josiah Johnson (formerly of The Head & The Heart)

Gasoline Lollipops


Bonnie & The Clydes

Heavy Diamond Ring


Carleigh Aikins

J. Robert Miller

and more…

Weekend 2

February 14 – 16

Brett Dennen – 2 Nights!

Mason Jennings

Daniel Rodriguez  (of Elephant Revival)

300 Days

Kingdom Jasmine

Sun Jr. 

Ashlei Brianne

and more…


Weekend 3

February 21 – 23

Willie Watson  (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show)

Esme Patterson

Women of Folk  (A Collection of Powerful Colorado Women Performing Classic Folk Tunes)

Otis Taylor

Reed Foehl


The Still Tide

Andy Mann & Nick Dunbar

Bonnie & Taylor Sims

MacKenzie Page

Daniella Katzir

Emily Clark

Jaquita Straw

Katherine Homes

and more…

Weekend 4

Bluegrass Weekend

February 28 – March 1

Winter Folk All-Stars  (Featuring members of Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, and more TBA)

Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann  (of Yonder Mountain String Band)

The Lonesome Days

Wood Belly

MacKenzie Page



Kate Farmer

The Hop Pickers

and more…

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