Sisters Folk Festival close to selling out for the first time ever

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, 1:47 pm by Ben Salmon

After years of growth — often steady, more recently explosive — the Sisters Folk Festival has finally reached a point where it expects to sell out of tickets ahead of the event, planned for Sept. 7-9.

The full press release from the festival is below. Buy tickets and find more info at the SFF website.

Sisters Folk Festival Nears Ticket Capacity

Sisters Folk Festival is excited to announce that the tickets for their Sept. 7th, 8th, and 9th festival are nearing a sellout point for the first time in the organization’s history.

“We’ve experienced a dramatic increase in ticket sales every year for the past four years, and this year we are ahead of projected sales by almost eighty percent,” said Assistant Festival Director Travis Ehrenstrom.

The festival has traditionally released single-day tickets in the middle of August, but the high demand for All-Event passes has been so great that the festival will forego selling day tickets and will instead sell a small remainder of All-Event passes, and then declare the event at capacity.

Ehrenstrom noted that “In an effort to keep the Sisters Folk Festival a premier music event in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve been working hard to prevent overcrowding. As our festival continues to expand in popularity it is the organization’s work to keep our venues at a safe and comfortable capacity.”

The lineup for this year’s festival includes legendary songwriter James McMurtry, festival favorite Mary Gauthier, and “Walking Woody’s Road,” a celebration of the life of Woody Guthrie, featuring Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, and Sara Lee Guthrie with Johnny Irion. The festival will also welcome Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch, Gregory Alan Isakov, Brian Blade, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Catie Curtis, Keith Greeninger, John Fullbright, Phoebe Hunt, David Jacobs-Strain and the Crunk Mountain Boys, Town Mountain, Holden Wofford and the Hi Beams, Taarka, LJ Booth, Seth Glier, Jude Johnstone, Alicia McGovern, Mosley Wotta, Jenna Lindbo, Hobbs, and more.

All-Event passes can still be purchased online from or from Paulina Springs Books (Sisters/Redmond) as well as the FootZone of Bend. For more information regarding the Sisters Folk Festival please e-mail info@sistersfolkfestival or contact the office at 541-549-4979.


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