Central Oregon Activities

Get to the Sisters Folk Festival

Every September since 1995, folk enthusiasts and alike gather in Sisters to enjoy amazing music, dancing and excitement. It’s worth checking out if you’ve never been because there is a little something for everyone.

This year, the festival is on September 6 through the 8th.

“Many greats have shared their talents since the initial Festival in 1995, including but not limited to:
Ian Tyson, Natalie MacMaster, Jesse Winchester, Chris Smither, Dave Carter, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Ruthie Foster, The Subdudes, The Waifs, Tim O’Brien, The Wailin’ Jennys, Jon Cleary, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Lake Street Dive, Anais Mitchell, Shakey Graves, Eric Bibb, Richard Thompson, Shawn Mullins, and many more.

The Festival hosts eleven stages, including an 900-seat venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters, and 1,100 seats at Sisters Art Works.

Sisters is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range and the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, the community of Sisters is a wonderful place to live and visit. Outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Sisters are endless, with mountains, rivers, and lakes at your back door. Bike or ride horseback on the many beautiful mountain trails, or golf at any number of first-rate courses. Gift, home & garden, clothing, and antique shops abound for the shopper in your group, or just relax and enjoy the clean air and incredible mountain views. There is truly something for everyone in Sisters.”

This Year’s Lineup

Bruce Cockburn

Peter Rowan’s Free Mexican Airforce

Los Texmaniacs

Ron Artis II and The Truth

Le Vent du Nord

Rising Appalachia

The East Pointers

Della Mae

Flor de Toloache

The Hamiltones

Martyn Joseph

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Carrie Rodriguez

Red Dirt Boys

Phil Madeira

Will Kimbrough

Cedric Burnside

Lindsay Lou

Keith Greeninger

Lula Wiles

Pharis and Jason Romero

Alex Cuba


David Jacobs – Strain and Bob Beach

Kuinka (a personal favorite of the Dempsey family)

The Brother Brothers

The Sweet Remains




Beth Wood

The Suitcase Junket


Susan Gibson

Jeffrey Martin

Anna Tivel

Kacy and Clayton

Dennis McGregor and The Spoilers

Stand and Sway


The Arcadian Wild

Thunderstorm Artis

Stay Wild

Pete Kartsounes

Kristin Andreassen

Arouna Diarra and Biko

Americana Alumni Performers


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