• Uptown
  • Butte, MT

The Montana Folk Festival will remain a new and exciting event each year at the same time it remains very familiar to anyone who has attended in previous years.  The Montana Folk Festival will continue to feature multiple stages with continuous live performances by some of the best traditional performers in the nation, including Montana's finest, some of the region's best traditional artists, ethnic and festival foods, a lively Family Area, and Folklife demonstrations and workshops that focus on a new theme each year that highlights Montana's heritage. In 2017, that theme focuses on the importance and celebrates instrument makers in Montana -- "Making Music Under the Big Sky: Instrument Makers in Montana."  

The event is presented in the spectacular setting of Butte, Montana surrounded by iconic headframes that evoke Butte's undergound copper mining heritage, tall buildings from the late 19th century and early 20th century, and spectacular views of the Northern Rockies in every direction.