Perspectives on the Kerrville Folk Festival

The Kerrville Folk Festival is America's longest-running outdoor music festival. Since 1972, this Texas-based, internationally known event has connected folk artists with an appreciative audience. It has become an inspiration to hundreds of songwriters, a musical oasis for thousands of dedicated fans who call themselves “Kerrverts.” Much more than a series of concerts, the festival is a culture...a language...an alternate reality...a way of life.

photo of festival closing ceremonyFor more information on the Kerrville past, present and future, try these links:

Official Kerrville Folk Festival site

Festival Oral History Project

New Folk Finalists across the ages

Natural Building Colloquium, October 2007

Check out our book Hot Jams & Cold Showers: Scenes from the Kerrville Folk Festival

 

Photo Caption: On closing night of the Kerrville Folk Festival, performers, staff, and audience members swarm onstage for the festival anthem, "Heal in the Wisdom." Bobby Bridger (front and center) wrote the anthem in 1981. Each year, it reminds us that Kerrville is more than an 18-day festival. It's a community of art and music lovers that remain connected long after the campers fold their tents. Kerrville makes a difference year-round in our everyday lives.

(Photo by Ken Schmidt)



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