Our mission is to encourage the performance and presentation of folk music in Nebraska, to educate the public on the unique cultural and artistic value of folk music and to create and promote venues for folk music performances.

 

PlainSong Folk Festival History

The PlainSong Folk Festival began in the fall of 2002 as a showcase for local musicians and dancers.

 

After years of trying several venues, we found our home three years ago at the Templeton Acreage, a family homestead founded in 1881. It is located at 11500 South 25th Street, Roca, Nebraska, which is at the southeast corner of South 25th and Saltillo Road.

 

The ambiance there is perfect for a folk festival, giving the audience of all generations a feel for the music and traditions enjoyed by the early settlers in Nebraska through today.

 

PlainSong Folk Festival has expanded through the years and now includes all genres of folk music. Many talented performers have interpreted their music on our stage.

 

 

Listed below are lineups from previous years' festivals

2018 Festival - Main Stage

  • Curtis & Loretta, Patty Stevenson & Craig Siemsen, Burnt Biskits, Michael Murphy

  • Templeton Acreage, Roca, Nebraska

2017 Festival - Main Stage

  • Wildwoods, Laurie McClain and Hana Zara, Arbor Road, and Michael Murphy

  • Templeton Acreage, Roca, Nebraska

2016 Festival - Main Stage

  • The theme for the 2016 festival was Kaleidoscope

  • Still on the Hill, The Midnight Wanderers, Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band, Pete Spotted Horse and Michael Murphy

  • Templeton Acreage, Roca, Nebraska

2015 Festival - Main Stage

  • The theme for the 2015 festival was Americana

  • Carolyn Martin Band, Jack Hotel, Michael Murphy, Hope Dunbar, Poetry by Lucy Adkins

  • Templeton Acreage, Roca, Nebraska

 

2014 Festival - Main Stage

  • Ann Zimmerman, Daniel Christian, Kelly Werts, Michael Murphy and Miller Girls Dance

  • Templeton Acreage, Roca, Nebraska

 

2013 Festival - Main Stage

  • The theme for the 2013 festival was Women in Music.

  • Linda McRae, Monica Taylor, Nancy Kamm, Ann Zimmerman, Michael Murphy and Lincoln Weavers Guild.


2012 Festival - Main Stage

  • The theme for the 2012 festival was History and Youth.

  • Caleb Hawley, Jed Marum, Michael Murphy, Paul Siebert, and On Approach

  • Sprague/Martell Community Center, Sprague, Nebraska


2011 Festival - Main Stage

  • The theme for the 2011 festival was Celebrate Nebraska.

  • Paddy Whack, Rivertown String Band, Sandy Creek and Dr. John Walker and the New Hokum Boys

  • Sprague/Martell Community Center, Sprague, Nebraska

 

2010 Festival - Main Stage

  • Joe Crookston, Laurie McClain, Danny Santos, Michael Murphy, Oscar Rios Pohirieth and Daniel Martinez

  • Sprague/Martell Community Center, Sprague, Nebraska

 

2009 Festival - Main Stage

  • The theme for the 2009 festival was Humor.

  • Christine Lavin, Small Potatoes, Lou & Peter Berryman, Lye Soap and Michael Murphy

  • Sprague/Martell Community Center, Sprague, Nebraska

 

2008 Festival - Main Stage

  • Pavilion 3 with Karen Ashbrook, Paul Oorts, Steve Bloom, Connie Dover, Skip Gorman and Kusi Taki

  • Held at The Isles Reception Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2007 Festival - Main Stage

  • Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Denice Franke, Chris Talley Trio, The String Beans and Nebraska 2 Nashville

  • Held at Country Pines just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2006 Festival - Main Stage

  • Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Oceans Apart, Kusi Taki, Terri Jo Dodson, Chris Sayre, Toasted Ponies and Emanon

  • Held at Country Pines just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2005 Festival - Main Stage

  • Special Consensus, Five Mile Chase, Dorian Michael, Marge Saiser—Poet, Phyllis and Bob Dunne, The Capital City Cloggers, Doris Winkler and Tractor Bob—Poet

  • Held at the Olive Creek Apple Orchard in Hickman, Nebraska

 

2004 Festival - Main Stage

  • John McCutcheon, Frank Meyer, Blues Therapy, Edgar Clemens, Bill Kloefkorn—Poet, Lincoln Irish Dancers and In Your Dreams

  • Held at the Olive Creek Apple Orchard in Hickman, Nebraska

 

2003 Festival - Main Stage

  • Josh White, Victoria Parks, Jubilant Bridge and local musicians on other stages spread throughout Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2002 Festival - Main Stage

  • Guy Davis and fifteen local musicians and acts on other stages spread throughout Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska

18th Annual PlainSong Folk Festival
August 10th 2019
4:30 – 10pm
Supported by Nebraska Arts Council
Questions?

Call us at (402) 421-7678 

Email us at plainsongfolk@gmail.com

 

PlainSong Folk Festival is a Nebraska Non-Profit Organization and we have Federal 501(c)3 status

 

Selectimages courtesy of Mark Francis –  Gudgeonville Photography

Adults | $15

Students & Vets | $10

12 & under | FREE

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