ONE WEEK AWAY: Falcon Ridge 2020 Share & Shelter in Place Fest

ONE WEEK AWAY: Falcon Ridge 2020 Share & Shelter in Place Fest

It’s almost here and we hope to once again ALL JOIN TOGETHER even if it must be VIRTUALLY at this year’s:


We will start our VIRTUAL FEST on Thurs July 30 at 1:30PM and each day thru Sun Aug 2. It will be shown on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Follow the links below.

It will be archived for replay & will include day by day programming, from Thurs Pre-Fest Tastings, Lounge Stage, the Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase and all of our confirmed artists, along with some heartfelt, evocative archival footage, special messages from long time vendors, radio sponsors, dancers, campers, former artists & fest friends of all stripe including the ICCCE…Man. 
Our production team have done an amazing job. Donations via or Venmo will be so much appreciated, but certainly not required, the lion’s share going to our 2020 artists and the Dodds Farm.
We have a total of 30 confirmed artists participating plus 11 GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASERS & we will post a daily schedule of what will be shown on our Facebook page and website.
We will have more info in August for those of you who bought tix, and many of you are still are doing that to support us, but basically your 2020 tix will be honored thru the 2023 fest or you can make a full or partial donation. All ticketholders will be Emailed .

Thinking of all of you as we work and take time to reflect on all that is happening in the world.

You can always Email me directly at

Thanks, Anne
Anne Saunders
Artistic & Publicity Director
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
SHARE & SHELTER IN PLACE 2020 Virtual Fest
32 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
July 31-Aug 2, 2020,  Pre-Fest Tastings July 30
Facebook and YouTube  – 1:30PM start time
Falcon Ridge 3 day Winter Tix Sale – Feb 2-4

Falcon Ridge 3 day Winter Tix Sale – Feb 2-4

From Anne Saunders at Falcon Ridge

Mid Winter Greetings FRFFers, here is our FIRST E-newsletter of 2019.

Last year’s 30th Anniversary was a wonderful experience, exciting & new and soothing & familiar at the same time. Remembrances of artists & fest friends over Jordan brought comfort and togetherness with campground tributes to Jimmy LaFave, Dave Glaser & Maggie Marshall. It was an all past alums show including some artists we’ve not seen in a while like Laura Love, Sloan Wainwright, Dan Navarro, The Kennedys, Greg Greenway & Dar Williams.
The 2019 countdown begins with our annual 3 DAY WINTER SALE – Sat, Sun & Mon Feb 2, 3 & 4 from 10A to 10P by PHONE ONLY. Sonny Ochs and I will be here at 860 364-0366 awaiting your call.
Please DO NOT CALL before 10A but def call up to 10P!
3 DAY CAMPING AND 3 DAY NO CAMP are $145 and $100. Visa, MC & Discover accepted. This sale is announced to our Elist & social network only. Feel free to pass it on tho. Treat all tix like cash, they are non-refundable! We will happily hold them at the gate for you. Remember that all 3 DAY TIX include pre-fest Thurs with our local Farm Market & Lounge Stage. More totally new to us artists in the works this year & some former MOST WANTEDS coming back.
We will have 400 camping & 100 no camps avail. You may purchase up to 8 tix. One phone line so be patient. Daytime is heavy, evenings lighter. That’s 10A to 10P Sat, Sun & Mon Feb 2, 3 & 4 at 860 364-0366.
Updated info on prices, performers, showcase results, volunteering & more will be on our website shortly. These tix go up 15 bucks in March when EARLY BIRD sales begin. Single day & teen tix avail then too, That’s all for now. You can Email me at
And you can unsub from this list at:
Much thanks & STAY WARM, Anne
Anne Saunders – Artistic & Publicity Director
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
31 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
Aug 2, 3 & 4, 2019- Pre-Fest Tastings Aug 1
Dodds Farm – 44 County Rd 7D, Hillsdale, NY


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