For half a century, 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.”

On closing night performers, staff, and audience members swarm onstage for the festival anthem, "Heal in the Wisdom," written by Bobby Bridger (Photo by Ken Schmidt)

Web Pages

Official festival site

History of New Folk songwriters' competition including a complete list of finalists and winners


Music from the Heart
By Rod Kennedy, Kerrville Folk Festival Founder and Producer
Eakin Press

Hot Jams & Cold Showers by Dyanne Fry Cortez
Dos Puertas Publishing

It Can Be This Way Always: Images from the Kerrville Folk Festival
Photography by David Johnson
University of Texas Press

Uncurtailed KerrTales
A collection of memories written by Quiet Valley Ranch campers in commemoration of the festival's 50th anniversary year. Compiled and edited by Brian Cutean

Come and Get It! Official Camp Cookbook
Compiled by Catherine Espy of Camp Inertia

Ranch Brown and Other Colors
A Kerr-themed coloring and activity book for camp kids of all ages