Montana Public Radio

Listen Live: 2019 Montana Folk Festival

Jul 12, 2019

The 2019 Montana Folk Festival is July 12 - 14 in Butte, and you can listen live on Montana Public Radio!

Don't miss the excitement of one of the largest free outdoor music festivals in the Northwest. Tune in live on MTPR Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon for music from the Original Stage including Eddie Cotton, Jr., Taj Weekes & Adowa, Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros and more!

Follow Montana Public Radio and #mtfolkfest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates during the festivities.

If you’re at the festival, stop by MTPR’s tent near the Original Stage to register for giveaways and say hi.

Whether you’re tuned in online, on your radio or on site, join us July 12 and 13, right here on Montana Public Radio.

Find more festival info and schedules here.


Rahzel the human beat box on stage at the Montana Folk Festival.
Credit Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

Eddie Cotton Jr. at the Montana Folk Festival, July 12, 2019.
Credit Josh Burnham / Montana Public Radio

A lot of work goes into a live broadcast. Engineer Matt Olson explains some of what's going on behind the scenes at the Montana Folk Festival.