FEST: Takoma Park Folk Fest (MD)

Posted by:  Takoma Park Folk Festival  | When:  | Where: Takoma Park, Maryland, USA

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The Takoma Park Folk Festival is an annual festival featuring music and dance from around the world on eight stages in Takoma Park, Maryland. From old-time fiddle and bluegrass to acoustic folk-rock to Afro-Latin fusion, performers range from well-seasoned stage veterans to youngsters on stage for the first time. The festival also includes dance workshops, children’s activities, a crafts show, and ethnic food from around the world. If you want to spread your wings on one of the many stages and join our worldly community, this is the festival for you!

The Opportunity

The Takoma Park Folk Festival is organized by an all-volunteer committee and performing artists donate their time and talent in an effort to raise money for local youth activities and organizations. This is an amazing opportunity to perform your music, gain a wider fan base and get involved in the community. Takoma Park Folk Fest is going into the 41st year of production and has been the launch pad for countless bands that have gone on to have successful careers. If you have a worldly sound that's family friendly and gets peoples feet moving, this is the festival for you!

The Band

We're looking for Jazz, R&B, Soul, World, Folk, Americana, Jazz, Blues, Latin acts and just about everything in between.

Acts of all ages are eligible to apply

Looking local, regional and nationally touring artists

Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

Bands are able to sell merch on-site

All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, 

Acts must have a solid online presence

The Gig

  • 8 different stages, all different sizes

  • Basic backline available on some stages

  • PA available on most stages

  • Capacity 500+
  • Date of festival TBA

  • Payment-Determined at time of booking

  • Pay is determined by ticket sales

  • Bands get full access throughout the festival

  • Drinks tickets given to acts


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking