Join us for this year's Takoma Park Folk Festival on September 12, 2021.

The 2021 Takoma Park Folk Festival Musical Program is coming to you on September 12, 2021, live-streamed in two concurrent tracks and showcasing the best local talent that could fit into a condensed schedule.  Plan to tune in and have a watch party!


The Festival will feature its usual diverse program of music, including traditional folk and roots with more than a little soul, rock, and topical thrown in. Performers range from well-known local musicians and songwriters, to emerging artists who are already making their mark on the area’s music scene. The program is organized around the Festival’s traditional six stages and will be hosted by musician and festival program chair Wendy Lanxner and the radio personality and musician Mary Cliff.


Also on September 12, the Festival’s Juried Craft Show will be outdoors at the Takoma Park Community Center from noon to 6:30.  Plus there will be opportunities for informal music-making during that time.


Details on both portions of the Festival including the music program schedule and roster of craft artists, are available by clicking on the relevant tabs above. Click the PDF button below to download a PDF of the 2021 TPFF flyer!


2021 Takoma Park Folk Festival

The Musical Program by the Numbers


09-12-21          The date: Get your watch party together for this exciting event.


4 to 9               The time:  Happy hour right through dinner. Food + Music = Total Fun!


40+                  The age:  The first Festival was in 1978.


21                    The program:  Twenty-one acts will perform in a variety of styles


10                    The enjoyment:  Ten hours of wonderful music


2                      The suspense:  Two live-streamed programs, where anything can happen!


1                      The access:  One Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/takomaparkfolkfestival/events

0                      The price:  Zero cost of admission.  However, donations are always gladly accepted.   


Performers in the 2021 Folk Festival

(click on individual names to learn more)


Tom Prasada-Rao                                  The Bush League                                      The ULiners


Jelly Roll Mortals                                   Seth Kibel & The Kleztet                          Tango Reo 


Ukes On The Move                                Trio Sefardi                                                 Juels Bland


Susan Rowe                                            Maritime Voices


DC Labor Chorus                                   Christian Alfonso                                       The Bog Band


Alex Alavi                                                Ethiopian New Year Celebration             Tornado Rose


Mara Yaffee                                             Tabi Terusiak                                              Woodgrove

TPFF on WOWDPerformers in the 2021 Takoma Park Folk Festival talk with hosts of WOWD radio in lively and enlightening interviews.  Listen here:   




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