SFF unveils 2023 poster and initial lineup


Last updated 3/14/2023 at Noon

Sisters Folk Festival will host an official 2023 poster unveiling and initial lineup announcement party on Thursday, March 16 at the Cindy and Duncan Campbell Gallery at Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams Ave. in Sisters from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Local painter, musician, author, and longstanding SFF poster artist Dennis McGregor will be in attendance to reveal this year’s unique painting. The SFF has commissioned artwork from McGregor since 2000, with 23 festival posters now in his portfolio.

“I love the Sisters Folk Festival and it has been a delight to create their posters for the past 20-plus years,” said McGregor. “Sometimes I have to think about how to keep it fresh. I’ve already done instruments, people with instruments, and animals behaving like people with instruments.”

Offering a hint at the theme of the 2023 poster, McGregor said, “I’m happy to say that this year’s is unlike any other. Where did the idea come from? I’m not sure, but possibly from my song, ‘Front Porch to the Moon.’”

After serving for years on the talent committee and as an emcee of the Festival, McGregor has a unique take on the Folk Festival.

“I appreciate Dennis’ clever eye and sense of what is in the collective consciousness of our society, and how he brings it to the Folk Festival poster each year through his art. We asked Dennis to think outside the box, and this year’s image is exceptional in defining how the Sisters Folk Festival stretches the boundaries of what people think of as ‘folk’ and the impact of the music,” said Creative Director Brad Tisdel.

Along with the poster design, SFF will reveal the initial 15 artists slated to perform at the 2023 Festival from September 29 through October 1. Three-day all events passes to the Festival are on sale now at https://aftontickets.com/SFF2023tix at the advance price of $225/ticket for adults and $85/ticket for youth 17 and under. A limited number of single- day tickets will be released later this summer when the lineup and schedule are complete.

Refreshments and snacks will be served at Thursday’s event. For more information, follow @SistersFolkFestival on Instagram and Facebook.


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