Folk Festival

Folk Festival


Preview Party

Tuesday, April 21 @ 5:45 p.m.
Wood & Tap Bar and Grill
99 Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT
Free food & cash bar!
Live entertainment by Little Ugly & The Levins!


Open Mic Night

Friday, May 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Wood & Tap Bar and Grill
99 Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT
Cash bar will be available! 
Sponsored by Wood & Tap Bar and Grill
Hosted by Strings Attached
From 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. there will be a song writing contest! Bring 1 or 2 of your own original songs, and the winner will be invited to perform at next year's festival!


HartFolk Concert

Saturday, May 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Center for the Arts & Humanities
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT


2015 Artists:

Headliner: The Nields:
"On first listen, some might glibly categorize this acoustic folk trio-turned-modern rock quintet as Alanis Fronts the Indigo GIrls. But listen to [The Nields] twice and you'll start to catch the twists in the tales, the quirks and ironies that make every song a short story. And then you'll be hooked." - SPIN Magazine

Learn more about them by visiting their website!

Opening Act: Little Ugly is a band born of hard work and dedication to their craft. Since their inception in 2008, they have ascended the ranks to become one of Connecticut's most recognizable and lauded bands. Their most recent release, Where the River's Born, which was made possible by an appreciative fan base who funded the band's Kickstarter, has been praised as having run the "gamut of what 'Americana' could possibly be and yet remains something so unique."

Learn more about them visiting their website!

Round-Robin Showcase:

: Based out of New York City, Han is an exciting new singer-songwriter to hit the indie music scene. His independent debut album "Radio Flyers" is a delightfully unorthodox blend of Folk, Rock, Pop and Singer/Songwriter music. Each song is infused with moving narratives, lyrical imagery and soulful vocals. To find out more, click here!

Kristen Graves is a singer/songwriter and humanitarian from Fairfield, CT, serving as the current Connecticut State Troubadour. Mentioned as "the new generation of folk" by the New York Times, Kristen performs approximately 175 shows a year, delighting audiences throughout the country. To find out more, click here!

The Levins (pronounced The L'Vins) Ira and Julia Levin combine harmony-driven acoustic folk rock with wistful overtones of the 1930s and the intention of putting a smile on your face. Original tunes, guitar, piano and voices provide a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements. 2011 Winners of the Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. To find out more, click here!


Tickets: $22 Adults | $17 Seniors | $10 Youth | $10 Military