Perspectives on the Kerrville Folk Festival

Since 1972, this Texas-based, internationally known event has connected folk artists with an appreciative audience. It has become an inspiration to hundreds of songwriters, a musical oasis for thousands of dedicated fans who call themselves “Kerrverts.” Much more than a series of concerts, the festival is a culture...a alternate reality...a way of life.

Official Kerrville Folk Festival site

New Folk Finalists across the ages

New from University of Texas Press! It Can Be This Way Always: Images from the Kerrville Folk Festival

Festival Oral History Project

On closing night performers, staff, and audience members swarm onstage for the festival anthem, "Heal in the Wisdom." Bobby Bridger (front and center) wrote the anthem in 1981. Each year, it reminds us that Kerrville is more than a seasonal event. (Photo by Ken Schmidt)