Past Folks Festival lineups

1st Annual Folks Fest

August 23-25, 1991 Estes Park, CO
  • Billy and Liza
  • Altan
  • Steve Forbert
  • Walt Richardson and the Morning Star Band
  • Pierce Pettis
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Sundogs
  • Patty Larkin
  • Red Clay Ramblers
  • Michael Tomlinson
  • Alex De Grassi
  • Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
  • Danny Heines
  • Darden Smith
  • Tim O’Brien and the O’Boys
  • David Wilcox
  • Blue Rodeo

2nd Annual Folks Fest

August 21-23, 1992 Estes Park, CO
  • Colorado Acoustic Adventure
  • Tom Prasada-Rao
  • Bill Morrissey
  • Tim O’Brien and the O’Boys
  • John Gorka
  • Leftover Salmon
  • Laughing Hands
  • Runaway
  • Wind Machine
  • Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
  • Laurie Lewis and Grant Street
  • Maura O’Connell
  • Marc Cohn
  • Don Henry
  • Kiya Heartwood
  • Harvey Reid
  • Limpopo
  • Steve Forbert Band
  • David Wilcox
  • Nanci Griffith

3rd Annual Folks Fest

August 28-29, 1993 Estes Park, CO
  • Cosy Sheridan
  • Dougie MacLean
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Los Lobos
  • Patty Larkin
  • Limpopo
  • Alison Krauss
  • John Gorka
  • Nanci Griffith & The Blue Moon Orchestra

4th Annual Folks Fest

August 19-21, 1994 Lyons, CO (first year in Lyons)
  • Harvey Reid
  • The Story
  • David Wilcox
  • Scott Wilson
  • Three Fisted Lullabye
  • Tom Prasada-Rao
  • Patty Larkin
  • Norman and Nancy Blake
  • Sugarbeat
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Janis Ian
  • Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Jim Salestrom
  • Catie Curtis
  • Stephen Allen Davis
  • Banana Fish
  • Ani Difranco
  • The Nudes
  • John Gorka
  • Lowen and Navarro
  • Tim O’Brien
  • Shawn Colvin

5th Annual Folks Fest

August 18-20, 1995 Lyons, CO
  • Jack Ingram
  • Ben Harper
  • Ani DiFranco
  • George Murphy
  • Celeste Krenz Trio
  • Lucy Kaplansky
  • Martin Simpson
  • Shannon Worrell and Monsoon
  • Trapezoid
  • Keb Mo
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Cheryl Wheeler
  • John Hiatt
  • Drepung Loseling Monks
  • Julie Hoest
  • Karen Pernick
  • Dar Williams
  • Tim O’Brien
  • The Nields
  • Dougie MacLean
  • Greg Brown
  • Nanci Griffith

6th Annual Folks Fest

August 23-25, 1996 Lyons, CO
  • Suzanne Vega
  • JJ Cale
  • Dar Williams
  • Patty Larkin
  • Wolfstone
  • Acoustic Food Chain
  • Dan Bern
  • Randy Barrett
  • Erica Wheeler
  • Box Set
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
  • Greg Brown
  • The Laura Love Band
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • The Heavenly Echoes
  • LJ Booth
  • Kate McLeod
  • Cliff Eberhardt
  • Moxy Fruvous
  • John Gorka

7th Annual Folks Fest

August 22-24, 1997 Lyons, CO
  • Nanci Griffith
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Greg Brown
  • David Wilcox
  • Son Volt
  • Tom Paxton
  • Cheryl Wheeler
  • Peter Himmelman
  • Dee Carstensen
  • Richard Buckner
  • The Nields
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Martin Sexton
  • Catie Curtis
  • The Burns Sisters
  • Michael Lille
  • Eddie From Ohio
  • Maggie Simpson
  • Sarah Mason
  • Paul Reisler

8th Annual Folks Fest

August 21-23, 1998 Lyons, CO
  • Dave Boylan
  • Venice
  • Martin Sexton
  • John Gorka
  • Roseanne Cash
  • The Keb ‘Mo Band
  • Lucy Kaplansky
  • Darrell Scott
  • James McMurtry
  • Natalie MacMaster
  • The Tim O’Brien Band
  • Dar Williams
  • Greg Brown
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • John Smith
  • Karen Savoca
  • Buddy and Julie Miller
  • Guy Clark
  • Peter Himmelman
  • The Laura Love Band
  • Steve Earle

9th Annual Folks Fest

August 16-19, 1999 Lyons, CO
  • Greg Brown
  • Beth Nielson Chapman
  • David Massengill
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Janis Ian
  • John Jennings
  • Peter Himmelman
  • Susan Werner

10th Annual Folks Fest

August 18-20, 2000 Lyons, CO
  • Dakota Blonde
  • Mary Guthier
  • Kelly Joe Phelps
  • Catie Curtis
  • Martin Sexton
  • CPR with David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, and James Rayond
  • Libby Kirkpatrick
  • Peter Mayer
  • The Nields
  • Stacey Earle
  • Tom Rush
  • Victoria Williams
  • Greg Brown
  • Nanci Griffith
  • Ben Demerath
  • Willy Porter
  • Roy Rogers and Shanna Morrison
  • Lucy Kaplansky
  • Cheryl Wheeler
  • Guy Clark
  • Solas
  • Emmylou Harris and Spyboy

11th Annual Folks Fest

August 17-19, 2001 Lyons, CO
  • Kreg Viesselman
  • Christopher Williams
  • Cliff Eberhardt
  • Cheryl Wheeler
  • John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky
  • Rickie Lee Jones
  • Chris Rosser
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Erin McKeown
  • Pierce Pettis
  • Patty Larkin
  • Eddie from Ohio
  • Greg Brown
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Rebecca Folsom
  • Steve Seskin
  • Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
  • Joel Rafael Band
  • Todd Snider
  • Peter Himmelman Band
  • Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
  • Bruce Hornsby

12th Annual Folks Fest

August 16-18, 2002 Lyons, CO
  • Randy Newman
  • John Prine
  • Greg Brown
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart
  • Sarah Harmer
  • Keller Williams
  • Iris Dement
  • Beth Nielson Chapman
  • Catie Curtis
  • Ellis Paul
  • The Waifs
  • Peter Mayer
  • Dave Carter and Tracey Grammer
  • The Be Good Tanyas
  • Harvey Reid
  • Deb Talan

13th Annual Folks Fest

August 15-17, 2003 Lyons, CO
  • Billy Jonas
  • Maggie Simpson
  • The Nields
  • Chris Robinson
  • Patty Griffin
  • Warren Haynes
  • Dan Sheridan
  • Richard Julian
  • Christine Kane
  • Darrell Scott
  • Utah Phillips
  • Dar Williams
  • Greg Brown
  • Norah Jones
  • Mindy Smith
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Xavier Rudd
  • Todd Snider
  • Alice Peacock
  • Richard Thompson
  • Indigo Girls

14th Annual Folks Fest

August 13-15, 2004 Lyons, CO
  • Steve Seskin
  • Paul Reisler, Angela Kaset, and Howard Levy
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Catie Curtis
  • John Butler
  • Joan Osborne
  • Brian Joseph
  • Kaki King
  • Rich Price
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • The Duhks
  • The Waybacks
  • Greg Brown
  • Joan Baez
  • Danny Shafer
  • Zoe Lewis Trio
  • Slaid Cleaves
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Mason Jennings
  • David Bromberg
  • Ben Kweller
  • Peter Himmelman

The 15th Annual Folks Festival

August 19-21, 2005 Lyons, CO
  • Arlo Guthrie (40th Anniversary Alice's Restaurant Performance)
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Taj Mahal
  • Steve Earle
  • Patty Griffin
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Todd Snider
  • Subdudes
  • Missy Higgins
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • Allison Moorer
  • Jackie Greene
  • John Gorka
  • Joe Gorka
  • Joe Craven
  • Mieka Pauley
  • Vance Gilbert
  • The Mammals
  • Willy Porter
  • Serena Ryder
  • Peter Mayer

The 16th Annual Folks Festival

August 18-20, 2006 Lyons, CO
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Amos Lee
  • Sonya Kitchell
  • The Waifs
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • Guy Clark
  • Martin Sexton
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Mindy Smith
  • Issa (formerly Jane Siberry)
  • Elvis Perkins in Dearland
  • Steve Seskin
  • Kathrin Shorr
  • Andrew Bird
  • Assembly of Dust
  • Paul Kelly
  • Martyn Joseph
  • moira smiley & VOCO
  • Pat Flynn & Friends
  • Billy Jonas
  • Folks Showcase

The 17th Annual Folks Festival

August 17-19, 2007 Lyons, CO
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Chris Isaak
  • Gillian Welch
  • Judy Collins
  • Brett Dennen
  • Richie Havens
  • Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Peter Himmelman
  • Cheryl Wheeler
  • Darrell Scott
  • The Ditty Bops
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • Catie Curtis
  • Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
  • Serena Ryder
  • The Guggenheim Grotto
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Zoe Lewis and Her Rubber Band
  • Arthur Lee Land
  • Ellis
  • Mitch Barrett
  • Folks Showcase

The 18th Annual Folks Festival

August 15-17, 2008 Lyons, CO
  • KT Tunstall
  • Amos Lee
  • Nanci Griffith
  • Greg Brown
  • Patty Griffin
  • Missy Higgins
  • Todd Snider
  • The Waifs
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Dar Williams
  • Josh Ritter
  • Shawn Mullins
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Melissa Ferrick
  • Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
  • Great Lake Swimmers
  • Susan Werner
  • Steve Seskin
  • Luke Doucet
  • Moira Smiley & VOCO
  • Boulder Acoustic Society
  • Sarah Sample
  • Folks Showcase

The 19th Annual Folks Festival

August 14-16, 2009 Lyons, CO
  • Gillian Welch
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Susan Tedeschi
  • Don McLean
  • Madeleine Peyroux
  • Brett Dennen
  • M. Ward (solo)
  • Dougie MacLean
  • Over the Rhine
  • Peter Himmelman
  • Mary Gauthier
  • JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Will Hoge
  • Blind Pilot
  • Ben Sollee
  • The Drepung Loseling Monks
  • Mia Dyson
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Joe Pug
  • Amy Speace
  • Chuck E. Costa
  • Folks Showcase

The 20th Annual Folks Festival

August 13-15, 2010 Lyons, CO
  • John Prine
  • The Swell Season
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Richard Thompson
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Greg Brown
  • The Waifs
  • Marc Cohn
  • Michelle Shocked
  • Abby & Bela
  • David Wilcox
  • Jonatha Brooke
  • Darrell Scott
  • Tift Merritt
  • Joe Craven
  • Dala
  • Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Joy Kills Sorrow
  • Girlyman
  • Liz Longley
  • Songwriter Showcase

The 21st Annual Folks Festival

August 19-21, 2011Lyons, CO
  • Jackson Browne
  • Bob Weir, Chris Robinson & Jackie Greene
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band
  • Martin Sexton
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • The Civil Wars
  • Missy Higgins
  • Red Horse: Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
  • Livingston Taylor
  • Anais Mitchell
  • Dan Mangan
  • Mama Kin
  • Vance Gilbert
  • Tim Eriksen
  • Danielle Ate the Sandwich
  • Megan Burtt
  • and many more...

The 22nd Annual Folks Festival

August 17-19, 2012Lyons, CO
  • Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
  • Amos Lee
  • Neko Case
  • Iron & Wine
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • Dawes
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • Darrell Scott
  • Elephant Revival
  • Peter Himmelman
  • The Dunwells
  • Holly Near
  • Richard Shindell
  • Girlyman
  • Gretchen Peters
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • In the Spirit of Woody Guthrie featuring Steve Seskin & Friends
  • Shannon McNally
  • Caleb Hawley
  • Songwriter Showcase
  • And many more...

The 23rd Annual Folks Festival

August 16-18, 2013Lyons, CO
  • John Prine
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • John Butler Trio
  • Patty Griffin
  • Colin Meloy
  • Colin Hay
  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Shane Koyczan & the Short Story Long
  • Lynn Miles
  • Foy Vance
  • JOHNNYSWIM
  • Lucius
  • Shannon Whitworth
  • Seryn
  • Ellis
  • Ariana Gillis
  • Chic Gamine
  • Robby Hecht
  • Songwriter Showcase
  • And many more...

The 24th Annual Folks Festival

August 15-17, 2014Lyons, CO
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Randy Newman
  • Dispatch
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Josh Ritter
  • Greg Brown
  • Elephant Revival
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Peter Himmelman
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Ron Pope
  • Imelda May
  • The Drepung Monks
  • Ben Sollee
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff
  • John Fullbright
  • Antje Duvekot
  • The Stray Birds
  • Steve Poltz
  • Caroline Spence
  • Songwriter Showcase
  • And many more...