The Montana Folk Festival features performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation's finest musicians, dancers and craftspeople. It will feature 25 Artists/groups on seven stages including a dance pavilion dedicated to non-stop participatory dancing, a family stage with performances appealing to both the young and the young-at-heart, and a Montana folklife stage. In addition to the performance stages, there are several themed festival areas: the Montana Folklife Area, the Family Area, two Festival Marketplaces and the Festival Food Courts. Admission throughout the three-day event is free to everyone.
The Montana Folk Festival is a large, FREE outdoor event. The Butte, Montana festival site will be located adjacent to, and partially within, the fascinating Uptown Butte Historic District. A mix of open air and tented sites will provide a variety of performance venues ranging from intimate stages to amphitheater size. The Amphitheater Stage, which offers a panoramic view of Butte and the surrounding mountains, is being developed on the site of the historic Original Mineyard, with its dramatic deep shaft mine headframe that is a remnant of Butte's days as an underground copper mining center.