2021 Big Muddy Folk Festival: Celebrating our 29th Year!

When?
April 9-10, 2021 Time: 7:00 PM

Where?
Thespian Hall
Main & Vine
Boonville, Missouri

and nearby venues

Cost?
$25 per evening
$45 for the weekend

Tickets?
To request a refund for purchased tickets, please contact our office at (660) 882-7977 or by emailing at: fohboonville@gmail.com. Or, if you would like to donate your ticket fee, we will send you a receipt for your tax deductible donation to our organization.

In mid-March it seemed like the decision to cancel the festival was well considered and deliberated. Now it seems like a no-brainer. Our festival is a big party in which music is the guest of honor. But the festival budget also includes administrative costs to pay part of the Friends director's salary and some amount designated to the maintenance of Thespian Hall, one of three historic properties the Friends own. The Big Muddy barbecue is the Friends only major fund raiser of the year. We're hoping the barbecue will happen some other time later this year. We hope many who have purchased tickets in advance will choose to make them a donation to the festival and the Friends in the this extraordinary time. We know musicians all over are seeing their gigs vanish, so we plan to help out as much as we can.

Want more information? Friday evening’s concert will feature the Creek Rocks, the Adobe Brothers, David Olney and Liz Carroll and Jimmy Keane. An old-time dance will follow at Turner Hall.
Saturday sessions in songs and instruments will be in the morning and afternoon. The evening concert will feature Barton and Para with Lauralyn Bodle, Artemisia, Pat Donohue, and Chowning, Lee and Wilson. -->
Check out The Workshop Schedule
Sunday Columbia Tribune article about the festival



banjo
My banjo case was decorated by Erin Lee Firestine at Carp Camp this fall.

bench
The memorial granite bench was installed and dedicated November 21, on the front patio of Thespian Hall by the Friends of Historic Boonville.
Who's playing?


Dave Para
Dave Para

 

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons
Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons

 


Charm City Junction
Charm City Junction

 

David Grimes
David Grimes

 

Vanderveer Brothers
Vanderveer Brothers

 

Leela and Ellie Grace
Leela and Ellie Grace

 


Artemisia Trio
Artemisia Trio

 


Archives of previous festivals