For 50 years, 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." (Photo by Ken Schmidt)


Official festival site

Festival Oral History Project


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