200 musicians to descend upon Butte for annual Montana Folk Festival


Summer fun is coming Butte’s way again as more than 200 musicians will descend on the town for the Montana Folk Festival Friday through Sunday.

These artists represent a broad diversity of musical and cultural traditions that will entertain concertgoers in Uptown Butte during the festival. The genres include styles from Chicago-style blues to New Orleans funk, western swing to Irish traditional, Native American to bluegrass, Tibetan dance to opera, Ukrainian folk to music from a Texas master fiddler, honky tonk and so much more.

Festival-goers take in the music at the Original Headframe stage during the 2022 Montana Folk Festival. The 2023 fest kicks off Friday.


“You can expect to find plenty that’s familiar but also to be amazed at the variety and diversity of the event,” says George Everett, festival director. 

The performers include members of the Red Baraat, High Fidelity, Kiki Valera y son Cubano, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Heart of Afghanistan with the Fanoos Ensemble, Belen Escobedo of Panfilo’s Guera, Ken Heath and the True Disciples, Cheres, and

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