August 27, 2022

2022 Songwriting Contest Winners

  • 1st Place - Andy Baker,Michigan
  • 2nd Place - Matt Monsoor,La Crosse, WI
  • 3rd Place - Stone & Snow,Bloomington-Normal, IL

See the Songwriting page for details

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A day of music, arts, food and drink at the riverside park bandshell. Get ready to fest!

The Great River Folk Festival is the longest running nonprofit music festival in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is a folk music and arts festival held annually on the last weekend of August.

The Mission of the Great River Folk Festival is to celebrate and cultivate folk culture rooted in the Driftless Region by uniting independent artists and community.

Vision: We aim to nurture community through inclusive outreach for all ages as we curate multiple experiential celebration of folk arts in La Crosse, WI and surrounding area.


Advance tickets available through Eventbrite.

For more ticket information visit Tickets.

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Roe Family Singers (see more performers here)

Roe Family Singers

Echo Black River

 Echo Black River

The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair

Craft Demonstrations

Driftless Folk School

The Driftless Folk School will be demonstrating Spoon Carving, Spindle Spinning and Small Basket weaving throughout the day—11 and 5 pm.

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