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Butte folk festival a success, planning underway for 2018


In a press release issued Wednesday, the people behind the Montana Folk Festival in Butte declared that the 2017 festival, which concluded on Sunday was a “tremendous artistic and economic success.” This will come as good news to all the thousands of devoted fans of the peerless festival, which has been going for 10 years now—three years as the National Folk Festival, produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts, and the past seven as the Montana Folk Festival, produced by Mainstreet Uptown Butte. “The festival was a success on every metric we use to evaluate it,” festival director George Everett said in the press release. “This was the best and most beautiful Montana Folk Festival we have produced in a decade.” Everett gave much of the credit to more than 850 festival volunteers, with whose help they were able to “properly greet and entertain thousands of guests this past weekend, including friends and family from throughout the world.” Continue Reading →

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Montana Folk Festival brings the magic to Butte


Tom Staples was not delivering a warning or throwing down a challenge, just making an observation on how difficult it is to describe the Montana Folk Festival in Butte. “I don’t know that anyone has captured the flavor,” he said. “You have to be here to capture the experience. There is nothing like it.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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