Friends of Folk Festival

  • Performance Park
  • June 25, 2019
  • Location: 417 W Elkhorn Ave, Performance Park, CO
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Friends of Folk 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.

Did we say FREE ADMISSION? Claim your spot early. Music starts at 5pm. 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 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. 

A scholarship fund has been established with Dick’s passions in mind. This award will be given out at the Festival on Tuesday. 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. All donations from the 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 two 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. Deadline is Sunday June 23rd.

2019 Performer Line up - PLANNING IN PROGRESS
Aerial rigger preview performance from The World Famous Lumpy Circus

2019 Headliner
A JamGrass Super Band Collective Performance 
Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band)
Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon)
Ben Kaufmann (Yonder Mountain String Band) 
Jeremy Garrett (The Infamous Stringdusters)
Stephen Mougin ?(The Sam Bush Band) 
This schedule and performers are subject to change.

We send a big THANK YOU out to the local Sponsors & Participating Festival Vendors who are making this event possible.


The venue has been generously donated by The Estes Arts District. For more Friends of Folk Festival information, go to

Friends of Folk Festival