Humboldt Folklife Society

We are Humboldt Folklife. We strive to support and celebrate local music and dance through festivals, dances, and workshops. 

The 41st Folklife Festival is coming up from July 13-20. Check out the events below for details on each day’s festivities.


Are you interested in being part of the magic that is the Humboldt Folklife Festival? Well, now’s your chance! We’re taking applications for this year’s festival now! Click the link below, and be prepared to share a song or two to be considered.

All photography provided by Joel Sonenshein, Andrew Geoff, Bob Doran, and Chuck Johnson.


Check out our Radio Show

Sundays 7PM-9PM
Following in the footsteps of Don Wolski and the Bayside Hayride! With host Jay Stallman, our radio show explores the wild and wonderful landscape of folk music. Tune in to hear a wide range of traditional and contemporary American roots music, including acoustic blues and jazz; old-time stringband and bluegrass; historical and contemporary folk; world-wide acoustic influences; cajun and zydeco; Western swing, honky tonk, and rockabilly; and old country to alternative country. Check it out.