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Friends of Folk Festival

  • 435 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
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  • Presented By: Estes Arts District
  • Dates: June 20, 2023
  • Location: Performance Park Amphitheater
  • Address: 435 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Time: 4-10 p.m.
  • Price: Free
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8th Annual Friends of Folk Festival

June 20, 4-10 p.m.

Tuesday Night Live at Performance Park – 435 West Elkhorn, Estes Park

Did we say FREE ADMISSION? Claim your spot early.  Be sure to bring chairs or blankets to sit and watch the entertainment. Share the news and encourage all your friends to join us for this wonderful community music festival.

The Friends of Folk Festival celebrates Dick Orleans’ legacy with music and community. This Festival is held in the style of Dick’s “Friends of Folk” nights where both professionals & amateurs perform.

The Estes Arts District strives to carry the torch forward with Dick's goals in mind of encouraging new artists to perform. He brought a spotlight to new talents and encouraged ever evolving musical influences into the Friends of Folk style of entertainment. This style encompassing both classic well loved music with fresh new voices creates and exciting night of entertainment. The Estes Arts District’s mission with Friends of Folk Festival is to grow the event into a well-executed, professional level festival while still maintaining Dick Orleans’ original vision of promoting new and emerging artists.


Good Time Johnny


Step Mother Nature

Chain Station - Jam Grass local favorite

The Flyin' A's - Original Americana with Texas Grit

The Reminders - Soul, Hip Hop


Food trucks from will be on site, as well as local craft beverages (no outside alcohol is permitted).


A scholarship fund has been established with Dick’s passions in mind. This award will be given out at the Festival. Dick Orleans was always supporting others to pursue their arts, whether music or photography ­or anything! He inspired so many and we want to keep that energy going. We miss you Dick! All donations from this festival are used to create this wonderful event and fund the scholarships. 

Anyone in the Estes Valley with a passion for the arts can apply for the scholarship by sending us your contact information and answering three questions on the application form found at: Friends of Folk Festival page.“Tell us about your Art Work” and “Tell us about what you are going to do with the money?”  It’s that simple.  We would love to make you a recipient.


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