Sisters, OR—The Sisters Folk Festival releases the 2016 Festival poster image and announces the initial artist lineup for the annual Sisters Folk Festival, September 9-11, 2016. Celebrating the 21st anniversary of one of the most well-respected acoustic music events in the Pacific Northwest, the Sisters Folk Festival is produced in beautiful Sisters, Oregon, where “All the Town’s a Stage.” Festival passes are $140 for adults and $75 for those 18 and under.
Sisters welcomes festival patrons for three days of world-class performances by artists including: Legendary British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson; Texas gospel-folksinger Ruthie Foster; Canadian powerhouse Whitehorse; San Francisco-based band Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express; bluegrass luminary Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum with Nina Gerber; the soulful blues-rock of The Brothers Landreth; Prince Edward Island trio The East Pointers; the encore return of Boston supergroup Session Americana with Jefferson Hamer; award-winning songwriters Sarah Siskind; Peter Mulvey; Caitlin Canty; Max Gomez; and Mark Erelli; alt-country poet and songwriter Sam Lewis; indie-folk rockers The Ballroom Thieves; the Canadian duo The Small Glories; North Carolina string band Mipso; Laney Jones and the Spirits; The Americans; The Novel Ideas; The Good Time Travelers; Moody Little Sister; and many more.
“The lineup represents well-respected artists we’ve always wanted to bring to Central Oregon, and also fresh bands and songwriters from throughout North America to round out the musical palette that makes up American Roots Music. We are excited with the diversity, talent and energy these acts will bring to the festival.” says Creative Director Brad Tisdel.
The Festival is also releasing the newest original painting created by renowned artist Dennis McGregor entitled, “Hot Dogs.” The 2016 image portrays a collection of dogs sitting around a campfire enjoying the night sky and playing music together. While the idea first occurred to McGregor to do a parody of Coolidge’s dogs playing poker, he soon realized that wasn’t far from reality… having a collection of friends who like to “pick around the fire and howl at the moon.”“Our model is unique, with large tented venues ‘bookending’ town, and many intimate stages spread throughout private businesses. We have excellent, long-standing partnerships with business owners, which helps put on display the beauty, hospitality and quality-of-living that Sisters represents. The music is the focal point, and the town embraces the artists and the festival each year. The festival continues to sell out early, so for those who wish to be a part of a unique musical experience, purchase tickets soon,” says Tisdel
The Festival also hosts the fifteenth annual Americana Song Academy at Caldera, Sept. 6-9. “Song Camp” has become a pilgrimage for songwriters to learn from the pros and build community around music. Teaching artists for 2016 include: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum; Chuck Prophet; Peter Mulvey; Sarah Siskind; Mark Erelli; The Small Glories; Max Gomez; Caitlin Canty; and The East Pointers. The Academy is sold out for this year, but registration for the 2017 Academy will open in early November.
For tickets and artist information, please visit sistersfolkfestival.org or call the office at 541-549-4979. A complete listing of the initial lineup is available at their website.