To our knowledge, Folk Unlocked (presented by Folk Alliance International aka FAI) is the largest ever virtual music festival ever, with over 1,000 acts playing all forms of folk music from all over the globe. The festival is open to the public and tickets are available now via donation to the Village Fund, FAI’s new relief fund for musicians and folk music workers which has already earned ink from Rolling Stone and Billboard.
Folk Unlocked will be an incredible experience for the adventurous music fan seeking discovery; or the long-time festival goer enjoying GRAMMY-winning old favourites. Los Lobos, Terrance Simien, Cedric Burnside, Jim Lauderdale, Keb Mo, The McCrary Sisters, The War and Treaty, and A.J. Haynes of Seratones are just a sprinkling of stateside performers set to play.
To clarify one point that’s caused some confusion: the festival will be open to the public by donation (all ticket links below); meanwhile, the conference will be going on at the same time and is pay-what-you-can for performers and industry, which also grants access to all the performances.
Fans – to attend the Festival fans can donate here: https://folk.org/showcasedonation
Fans – to simply make a secure online donation to the fund visit: https://folk.org/resources/the-village-fund/
Artists/Industry – to register for the conference (including access to all showcases) visit: folk.org/unlocked
All – to learn more about the The Village Fund visit: member.folk.org/donations/donate.asp?id=20519
All – to view the full artist showcase lineup visit: folk.org/unlocked/spotlight-showcase-artists