Folkstage

Saturdays at 8:00 pm
closeup of a guitar and a microphone

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.

Kristina Olsen from the Archives

June 15, 2024, 8:00 pm

In 2004, Kristina Olsen performed a stirring set at WFMT, including one of her signature songs, “My Father’s Piano.” Her immensely fluid voice cannot be contained by a single descriptor, ranging from folk to blues to impressionistic and lyrical.

Kevin So Live at WFMT

June 22, 2024, 8:00 pm

A strong sense of story and a mastery of blues styles sets Kevin So apart. The son of Chinese immigrants who owned a Chinese restaurant for most of his life, he says he is both 100% Chinese and 100% American. Kevin’s current project is a cover album of songs popularized by the late Taiwanese music icon Teresa Teng.

Santa Cruz River Band From the Archives

July 6, 2024, 8:00 pm

Selections from The Santa Cruz River Band – Ted Ramirez, the late Michael J. Ronstadt, and Gilbert Brown –  recorded live in concert at WFMT in performances from 2006 and 2009.