Celebrating the Life & legacy of Woody Guthrie

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is held annually in mid-July to commemorate the life & music of Woody Guthrie. The festival is held on the weekend closest to July 14 – the date of Guthrie’s birth – in Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma.

The Woody Guthrie Coalition, a not-for-profit, 501(C) 3 organization, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy & music of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie through the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival as well as year-round cultural, musical, educational, & scholarly community outreach events that relate to Woody Guthrie & folk music.

Attention Songwriters

Are you an aspiring writer or an experienced songwriter? Don’t miss out on the 7th Annual Ellis Paul WoodyFest Songwriting Workshop. Spots are limited so save yours now. 14 and up are welcome to attend.

Online registration ends at noon CT on Monday, July 8.

Unleash your songwriting potential!
Elis paul teaching a songwriting workshop

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