Sisters Folk Festival releases single-day tickets


Last updated 7/11/2023 at 2:37pm

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The Festival is set for September 29 through October 1.

Single-day tickets for the annual Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) September 29 through October 1 are now on sale. Alongside the previously announced artists, an additional nine performers have been added to the 2023 lineup: Steve Poltz, Crys Matthews, Chastity Brown, Beth Wood, Heron Valley, Bab L'Bluz, Olive Klug, Elias Alexander, and Sweater Weather String Band, for a total of 32 acts on the bill. Patrons can purchase tickets and view artist performance dates at

With a cult following that includes fellow musicians, regular folks, and festivalgoers who stumble onto his performances, there's no common denominator to Steve Poltz's fans. Over the years, the Nashville-based troubadour has built a fascinating solo catalog and made up his own rules along the way. His latest album, "Stardust & Satellites" is an exuberant, thoughtful batch of songs that celebrate life in all of its stages.

A troubadour of truth, Nashville resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers. An award-winning, prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews blends Americana, folk, blues, and bluegrass into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies punctuated by honest, original lyrics.

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity Brown grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Brown's unique gospel-blues sound offers honest emotion and a deep melodic sensibility.

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour, poet, and believer in the power of word and song. Beth has been writing, performing, and teaching full-time for twenty-five years - delighting and inspiring audiences with her exceptional musicianship, intelligent writing, powerhouse voice, and warm and commanding stage presence.

Heron Valley are an energy-fuelled, traditional band from Scotland. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, including traditional Scots songs and Scottish piping tunes. Heron Valley brings together an eclectic sound of traditional music, formed through the musicians' broad musical and family backgrounds.

Bab L' Bluz (literally "The Gate to the Blues") is a Franco-Moroccan band created in 2018 in Marrakesh. They are a Moroccan psychedelic rock band inspired by Gnawa and Hassani traditions, combining rock, modern music, and Moroccan popular music for a show-stopping, otherworldly performance.

Olive Klug is an independent singer/songwriter with a rare vocal gift, and a key player in the new wave of contemporary folk singers. Self-styled after genre icons like Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile, Olive is known for their beautiful tone and vividly honest storytelling. Their sound is reminiscent of the Golden Age of American Folk Music but with a uniquely modern lyrical sensibility.

Piper, producer, and songwriter Elias Alexander will perform his electronic project, Ramblxr (pronounced "rambler") at SFF. Ramblxr puts fiery dance tunes from the Scottish, Irish, and American traditions in conversation with original songs and tasty-yet-huge dance productions influenced by disco, house, and lo-fi hip-hop. Elias alternates between bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, whistle, and keyboards while using Ableton Live and a variety of foot and hand controllers to lay down loops, mix in samples, and build energy. The flash and power of traditional dance music move the body while songs and samples ground the listener in a depth of emotion.

With members drawn together from all across the Salish Sea by a mutual love of traditional music and knitwear, Sweater Weather String Band blends old-time, honky-tonk, Celtic, and indie rock influences into a style that has been likened to "the frolicking of sheep before a thunderstorm." Formed from a series of jams and impromptu gigs, the band quickly developed a wildly danceable sound that can be heard at festivals, folk dances, and bars throughout the Northwest.

The Festival will be held at seven venues throughout downtown Sisters on Saturday, September 30, including Sisters Art Works, The Belfry, The Depot, Open Door, Sisters Saloon, Oliver Lemon's, Village Green, and a "KidZone" at Fir Street Park.

Single-day passes and three-day all-events passes are now available for purchase at Friday passes are $85 for adults and $35 for youth; Saturday passes are $130 for adults and $60 for youth; Sunday passes are $70 for adults and $30 for youth; and three-day all-events passes are $225 for adults and $85 for youth ages 17 and under. All-events passes provide attendees access to performances and workshops at all seven venues on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Be sure to follow @SistersFolkFestival on Instagram and Facebook for updates and additional information.


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