The 24th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival



JULY 6 & 7

Premium Pass includes entry to festival, access to private lounge, festival t-shirt, priority seating at two venues, and free parking. Details below.

Early Bird Prices: One-Day Pass $22.50 / Weekend $30 / Premium Pass $125

After June 22: One-Day Pass $30 / Weekend $40 / Premium Pass $140

Free admission for children under 12 years.

There is a limit of 9 tickets for this performance. Customers exceeding the ticket limit may have their orders canceled.

This event is eligible for Mass Cultural Council’s EBT Card to Culture program. Learn more.

Mass Cultural Council

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and New Bedford Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

The 24th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival

From Americana to blues, Celtic to roots, the best contemporary and traditional folk music is what makes the New Bedford Folk Festival the beloved music event that has music lovers returning year after year! The impressive line-up of renowned and emerging artists is complemented by the popular “workshops” – a collaborative, one-time-only performance unique to the New Bedford Folk Festival. There’s something for everyone, whether you come for two days of continuous folk music or the free festivities surrounding the festival!

Visit the New Bedford Folk Festival Website for festival info, performers, schedules and more!

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact

Go Premium!

Premium Pass holders enjoy:

  • Two full days of amazing music
  • Premium Pass lanyard
  • 2019 NB Folk Festival T-shirt
  • Access to the fully-air conditioned Premium Pass Lounge with private restrooms
  • Guaranteed seating at all Zeiterion performances and priority seating at Whaling Museum performances
  • Free parking in Zeiterion & Elm Street garages
  • Discounts at several food vendors in the Food Court & Beer Garden outside the Zeiterion Theatre

Have you considered volunteering at New Bedford Folk Festival?

In exchange for a four-hour shift, you’ll receive a T-shirt and a pass to the festival!

Click here to apply.