HISTORY OF THE MUSIC FESTIVAL

A Brief History of the Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival

 The  Santa Fe festival has a long and illustrious history, beginning in 1974  as the Santa Fe Banjo and Fiddle Contest, and originally run by the  Santa Fe Friends of Old-Time Music, later becoming a festival under  another nonprofit group, the Southwest Pickers, who moved the event out  of Santa Fe in 2016, to pursue opportunities elsewhere. In 2017, the  festival was once again brought back to Santa Fe, through the  efforts of long-time festival organizers who have created a new  organization, the Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music.  The 2017 Santa Fe TradFest was held at Camp Stoney, a beautiful location at 7855 Old Santa Fe Trail and our 2018 TradFest will be held at the same location, on August 24-26, 2018.  


This Festival is a project of The Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All contributions to Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.