SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Sisters Folk Festival announced Friday that it will be celebrating its 25th annual event from September 30 to October 2, 2022 in the beautiful town of Sisters, Oregon. Festival tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 22. After a very successful and highly anticipated folk festival in 2021, the staff and board of the SFF are excited to bring American roots music to central Oregon for the 25th annual celebration.
Fifteen artists are confirmed so far to perform multiple sets over the 3-day event, and plans are underway to add many more before the lineup ends. Confirmed artists include indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, SFF Encore 2019 artist Le Vent Du Nord, Rainbow Girls, The Accidentals, Fireside Collective, Jeffrey Foucault, JigJam, Caroline Spence, The Sweet Water Warblers, The Small Glories, Making Movies, James Hill & Anne Janelle, Seth Walker, O’Connor Lee, Beth Wood and more will be announced.
SFF is also announcing plans for the 2022 Americana Song Academy, which will once again be held in its new location at House on Metolius at Camp Sherman from September 26-29. The breathtakingly beautiful site is near the town of Sisters and hosted the academy last year, with around 50 participants. Seating is limited and artist teachers will be announced in early 2022. The registration fee is $ 700 which includes all meals, instruction and camping.
And… present the first bluegrass jam camp of the Sisters Folk Festival, which will take place June 23-26, 2022 outdoors at the Sisters Art Works site. The 4-day program will focus on musicianship and collaboration through jamming, learning songs, and performing traditional bluegrass instruments (guitar, mandolin, violin, banjo, and bass). Topics will include music theory, song arrangement, and lead, harmonious vocals.
The camp will be taught by members of Colorado-based professional bluegrass group FY5, led by award-winning songwriter Mike Finders and bassist Erin Youngberg, as well as guest instructor Eli West. Campers will explore the role of instrumentation in a bluegrass format and take advantage of opportunities to form bluegrass ensembles. Students will learn collaboration and performance skills, culminating in a final concert of the camp participants which will be open to the public.
The suggested registration fee is $ 395, but participants will be able to pay what they can afford in an effort to increase accessibility to arts education for all residents of central Oregon, regardless of be their financial means. On-site camping is available for $ 50 / person. Registration for Bluegrass Jam Camp also opens on December 22 at 10 a.m.
As part of the Bluegrass Jam Camp experience, on Saturday June 25 FY5 and Eli West will be performing a free community concert at Fir Street Park in downtown Sisters. More details will be released as the date of the event draws closer.
Tickets for the 2022 Sisters Folk Festival go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22 and cost $ 200 for 3-day all-event passes ($ 85 for youth 17 and under). A limited number of day tickets will go on sale in August. Accommodation options around Sisters can be found on the “Where to stay” link on the festival’s website, and SFF plans to offer limited RV camping in town that goes on sale later in the spring. The in-town campground at Creekside Park opens Monday, January 3. at 8:00 a.m. PST, and can be booked through the Sisters’ Town website: https://www.ci.sisters.or.us/creekside-campground.
For those who wish to volunteer for their ticket, a variety of volunteer teams will open in June for setup, teardown, merchandise sales, guest check-in, bar and more. Additional information about SFF’s programming, including tickets, lineup and volunteering, is available at www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
Sisters Folk Festival is a year-round, non-profit organization that strengthens community and transforms lives through music and art.