Kerrville Folk Festival: Initial Lineup, Dates, Tickets


The Kerrville Folk Festival at Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles South of the Texas Hill Country resort community of Kerrville, has begun the announcement of an exciting 2013 festival schedule for its 42nd annual event. Once again this legendary songwriter’s festival will run for 18 straight days, from Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, June 9, 2013. Season Ticket Packages and day tickets are on sale now.

Festival Producer Dalis Allen has put together another stellar schedule. Here’s a short sampling of artists being planned to appear. The first weekend will include Joy Kills Sorrow for their first appearance at Kerrville. The second weekend brings back Dala, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame; and David Broza back after a long absence. New is MAX GOMEZ, back is Trout Fishing in America, The Steel Wheels and Bill Staines. Third weekend will bring The Roys whose awards and accolades just keep rolling in. New to Kerrville is The Stray Birds, and Birds of Chicago and Ray Bonneville are returning. Many more to be revealed in the next couple of weeks.

As usual, the 2013 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for emerging songwriters will be held on the first Saturday and Sunday of the festival (May 25th and 26th), from 1 to 4PM. From the almost 800 entries, 32 finalists have been selected to perform in this prestigious annual competition, hosted by Steve Gillette and Festival Founder Rod Kennedy.

A complete festival schedule, information and tickets can be found at or by calling the festival office at (830) 257-3600. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40 depending on the particular day, although you can save by purchasing your tickets early online. Campground Access and Parking Lot fees are included in the ticket price.

Click here to see this listing in our festival guide

Initial Lineup

  • Joy Kills Sorrow
  • Dala
  • Peter Yarrow
  • David Broza
  • Trout Fishing in America
  • The Steel Wheels
  • Bill Staines
  • The Roys
  • The Stray Birds
  • Birds of Chicago
  • Ray Bonneville
  • Max Gomez


    [Published on: 1/11/13]

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