What Performers Had to Say
Dave of Hubbardston Nonesuch
The level of appreciation and involvement among your audiences is a treat for such as we - audible responses as we sing and clown around. Performing at the Fall Folk Festival is a highlight of each year.
Our ukulele group, Ukestra, had a wonderful time! We were packed together with UPOP on the underground stage and played to a very appreciative audience. Great experience! So many people! So many wonderful things to see and hear! What a party.
All went well again this year. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our community in this way and to be entertained by so many wonderful musicians, artists, dancers and others. What a joy! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Festival.
Cheryl Branz, In Song
This is the one event that I know for sure MY people are going to be at. I’m grateful for that. I know how much work goes into these kind[s] of events. Please know that your efforts are SO appreciated by all of us!!
Laddie Ray Melvin
As always, the Festival was rich with variety, and I enjoyed each day very much.
Sesitshaya Marimba loved participating – as we always do. Thank you for including us. We had a wonderful, responsive audience that gave us more energy with each response. That is always a treat.
Bodhi Bill Miller
This was my first year performing, and I was impressed by the professionalism of the Festival overall and especially the PA system and mix engineer in the Conference Room. I didn’t expect that level of quality. Well done! I hope to be invited back next year. I had a blast – a great crowd who came to LISTEN! Wow! And I met some wonderful new people. Thanks again for all your hard work to give Spokane something this meaningful in this impersonal, digital age.
Cherry Sisters Revival
Thank you for all the work on the Festival. We had a really great time and so enjoyed all the talent that gathered in one place! We were so impressed with the Festival. It was our first time there, and we liked seeing the other performers, enjoyed strolling through the many vendors, and wished we could have been there both days. We are looking forward to next year.
Caitlin Trusler, Haran School of Irish Dance
Nice job [and] another wonderful year! My dancers and I were, as always, thrilled to be a part of the weekend. Thanks for all you do.
This year's Festival provided a bright spot in what have been very dark days for many in our community. I applaud you, the Festival committee, the sound engineers and all of the volunteers for a job well done! I look forward to next year’s event.
What Attendees Said on Their Surveys
Thank you for having this event - It restores my faith in and love for other humans. I love the spirit of acceptance, community and excellent performance art.
Positive, welcoming event - Thanks so much for this gem of a music event.
Great music and wonderful, affordable crafts.
The price is right. Like informal jams in halls, great variety of performers, [and] community feel.
Good variety. Each venue is different [and] unique.
Thank you for such a wonderful Festival and the opportunity to volunteer. I only had positive feedback from the people that I came in contact with while I was selling buttons.
We are so lucky to have this outstanding world-class music festival here in the Inland NW each year. I count this Festival among the highlight of my year. The Spokane Folk Festival has introduced me to new music, new performers, and new friends. I adore the strong feeling of community at the Festival. We are all friends and there is nothing finer than music to bring us all together. Thank you very much to every Festival organizer and volunteer for making this gem of a weekend possible.
Well organized. Friendly volunteers.
Loved it. Will definitely come next year.
It’s Americana and inclusive.
Friendly, local, unspoiled. I love this.
I like the sense of community and great music. We look forward to this event every year.
We were impressed with the great variety of music and dance. This was our first time after moving to Spokane from Texas last year. Awesome. Thank you.