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Great River Folk Festival

40th Annual  ::  August 28 – 30, 2015  
Riverside Park  ::  La Crosse, Wisconsin


Watch for more 2015 Performers!

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Beth Wood and David Stoddard

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth's music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, and high-energy – an invitation to joy.

Wisconsin native David Stoddard is a song writer, teacher, radio host, and nonstop, passionate promoter of independent music. He writes songs that examine the human condition. Sometimes, a little too closely. (Read More. . .and sample videos)

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Jillian Rae

Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment. (Read More. . .and sample music)

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Red Molly

Unfortunately, Red Molly has withdrawn from the 2015 Folk Fest lineup due to an unforeseen conflict. Hopefully we will get Red Molly to Riverside Park soon.

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String Ties

String Ties calls the hills of the upper Mississippi home, blending Bluegrass, Old-time Country, Swing, Gospel, and Folk into an engaging version of acoustic music – evoking nostalgia, love lost and found, moonshine hills, and sturdy shoes on a barn-dance floor. (Read More)