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Put yourself in the room where live folk music thrives

Folkstage is a one-hour concert series featuring the finest traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. Each year, some two dozen concerts come to you live from local venues or WFMT's studio. Additional episodes feature selections from 45 years of archival performances, including from the Old Town School of Folk Music.

You might also like The Midnight Special, a thematic mix of folk music and more every Saturday night from 9 pm to midnight after Folkstage.

Folkstage is available for free streaming in two different ways – live during the broadcast and on demand via the rights-compliant 5-hour, non-interactive player below within two weeks of the broadcast.

The Sons of Town Hall From The Archives

June 10, 2023, 8:00 pm

The wonderfully whimsical Sons of Town Hall concert from June 2019. The duo, named for an actual raft made of junk, entertain with sea-going myths in song and stories.

Spencer LaJoye Live from WFMT

June 17, 2023, 8:00 pm

Impassioned yet vulnerable, singer/songwriter Spencer LaJoye ignites every crowd. Their “Plowshare Prayer” calling to kindred souls, became an instant anthem for inclusion, understanding and self-acceptance.

Jackson Emmer Live from WFMT

June 24, 2023, 8:00 pm

Charming, powerful and modest, Coloradan Jackson Emmer comes to The Fay & Daniel Performance Studio enthusiastically recommended by Tom Paxton.

Phil Ochs Song Night from the Archives

July 1, 2023, 8:00 pm

Phil Ochs Song Night recorded at The Old Town School of Folk Music in 2001 with Josh White, Jr., Sons of the Never Wrong, SoNia, Tom Prasada-Rao, Kat Eggleston, Greg Greenway and more.