Photos: Montana Folk Festival brings a weekend of global sounds to Butte

There was dancing in the streets of Uptown Butte this weekend for the Montana Folk Festival.

The annual music festival drew over 200 musicians this year.

These artists represented a broad diversity of musical and cultural traditions that entertained concertgoers in Uptown Butte during the festival. The genres included 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.

The performers included 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 Musique a Bouches.

Photos: Friday at the Montana Folk Festival

Redd Volkaert sings into the mic on Friday. His band opened the Folk Fest after the welcome.


Performers take center stage to welcome people to this

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