--- 2017 FESTIVAL CANCELLED!! ---
Sat. nite Folkstage Radio Show moved to the WFMT Studios.
Recent flooding of the Fox River had much of Island Park under water for up to 3 weeks. The severe damage to the grass has required total reseeding of more than 3/4 of the Island. With the reseeded area unable to support Festival level foot and vehicle traffic, the remaining usable grass would force us to downsize from 8 to 2 or 3 stages, eliminate most of the area Folklife Organization
Showcases, and downsize or eliminate the Arts Area. Also, most foot, bike and vehicle traffic would be mainly funneled to the paved paths. Looking at our options, it became clear to us that the greatly reduced size, access, and quality of the experience for Artists, Audience and volunteers would have a very negative impact on this year's Festival. We consulted with our core staff and The Geneva Park District, and we unanimously agreed that cancelling was the only viable decision.
The 41st Annual
Festival Hours: -- Eight Stages Run From 11 AM to 6 PM
Admission Donation -- $20 per day Adults - $15 Teens & Elders
(Free Parking At Kane Co. Government Ctr, 719 S. Batavia Ave, Geneva, IL. (IL Rt. 31)
CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES - SUBJECT TO CHANGE.MUSIC BY
Scott Ainslie ------------ Ben Bedford ------------ Brother Sun
Andy Cohen ------------ Judy Cook ------------ Joe Crookston
Debra Cowan -- February Sky --- Tim Grimm Family Band
Anne Hills ---- Brian Peters ---- Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
Lil' Rev ------------- Sally Rogers ------------- Michael Smith
Verlon Thompson ----------------------- The Volo Bogtrotters
The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers ------------ And More TBA!
Subject To Change --- (t)= tentative
PLUS STORIES BY
Jeff Doyle ------------------------- Kucha & Baba Tony
Megan Wells --- The Fox Valley Storytelling Guild
And More TBA!
And Special Workshops & Showcases With:
A week before the Festival a complete schedule will be posted.
WFMT Radio --- 98.7 FM
Don't Miss The Annual "Midnight Special" Festival Concert:
Rich Warren hosts several of our feature Festival artists in
a live concert, also broadcast & streamed on the Internet.
Again this year, everyone has a chance to attend because
we will be doing the show for the Fourth year as a Live
Remote Broadcast from Downtown Geneva!
Saturday, September 2, 2017 --- 7:00 pm
This Special 2 hour concert is also broadcast live from
-- JOIN OUR "STREET TEAM" --
The Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival will be held at the beautiful 13 acre Island Park, located in downtown Geneva, IL, about 40 miles West of downtown Chicago. Eight stage areas present concerts, hands-on workshops, topical song and story workshops, dance, vocal and instrument classes and special things for the kids.
Once again, there will be tents and covered areas in case of rain, plus dozens of craft and record vendors, activities for the children, workshops and picking circles throughout the site.
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Our Festival raffle will feature Top line guitars, provided by our good friends at Tobias Music in Downers Grove, IL. and Cremer Guitarworks in North Aurora, IL. The raffle will also feature other prizes like boxed folk music CD sets and books.
The Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival is held each
year at beautiful Island Park, a 13 acre island in the Fox River located in
downtown Geneva, IL, (about 45 miles West of downtown Chicago). The main parking
area for the Festival is at the Kane County Government Center is at 719 S.
Batavia Avenue, (IL Rt. 31), in Geneva. The METRA Union Pacific West Line
Railway station is also located three blocks west of the festival's main
entrance. For train schedules from Chicago to Geneva visit the Schedule page for the
METRA Union Pacific West line. Here is the online Schedule from
Chicago to Geneva and from
Geneva to Chicago.
and here is
a printable PDF Schedule. Check out their
$8 weekend pass for unlimited weekend travel on METRA, and up to 3 children 11 and under can ride Free with each adult!
See our Festival map page for a detailed map of downtown Geneva, parking areas and the entrances to Island Park. There is also a great "zoomable" map with details on Parking, entrances, Saturday workshops and more courtesy of our friends at Google Maps.
If you need accommodations for your visit to the Festival follow this link to our list of Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts and campgrounds that are close to the Festival. The list is not meant to be a recommendation but is just the Geneva area accommodations that we know about. New hotels are opening regularly so check the web for others.
The Comfort Inn & Suites Geneva, 1555 E. Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, is providing special support to the Festival and offering guests a very special rate if the mention the "Fox Valley Folk Festival" when they make their reservations. They are the closest hotel to Festival parking.
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