Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, Non-Prof, Kerrville, TX
The Kerrville Folk Festival is held annually at the Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 miles south of Kerrville on Texas Hwy 16. Starting on the Thursday before Memorial Day at the end of May, the music continues for 18 days with performances by more than 100 singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting, blues guitar, and harmonica. The annual Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition is held on the first weekend and draws 32 of the best of America's emerging songwriters. Award winners are recognized at a special concert on the second weekend. The Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation sponsors the Professional Development Program for Teachers the second mid-week of the festival and is a great way for teachers to earn continuing education credits while learning how to utilize music as a teaching tool. The Kerrville Folk Festival is a great place to be for Kerrverts of All Ages!
The Kennedy Theater area hosts a Crafts Village of over 60 arts & crafts booths. A variety of food items ranging from bar-b-que to vegetarian selections are also available in the theater during main stage performance nights. No one under 18 can be admitted without parent or guardian.