Friends of the Festival

Our festival wouldn’t happen without YOU!


2021 Friends of the Festival: Richard & Renae Allen | Lacey Butler | Linda Coale | Tom Davidson | Daniel Davis | Lynn Eby | Bob Estes | Felker Farm | Lindsey Flowers | Mary Francis | Tony Gehres | Cheryl Graham | Maddie Gregory | Gary Hart | Rick Hesch | Roger Hoestenbach | Bruce Hoffman | Miranda & Ian Huff | Billy & Ginger Huff | Dale Ingram | Nancy L. Jones | Harrel Rebecca Kennedy | Susie Killingsworth | Jeff Lake | Joseph Leavell | Mary Katherine Long in memory of Tom Lee | Jamie Lucas | Kerri Lynn | Pat & Janice Martin | Doug & Dolores McNiven | Addy Nijenboer | Randy & Pam Norman | Jackie Odell | Roger Osburn | Nancy Paddock | Joy Peck | Danna Primm | Daria Checorski Puffett | David Register | John Robertson | Joe Schmidt | Julie Skye | Ruthanne Smith | George Smith | Rayona Styve | Rita Taylor | Tidwell Health Care | Frances Topping | Andy & Claudia Tucker | Brenda Wheelock | Dennis Whiteman | Robert Williams | Guy Zahller | Karen Zundel


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

By becoming a Friend of the Woody Guthrie Coalition, Inc., your tax-deductible gift allows us to achieve our mission and together we help make the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival one of the finest in the country.

Not yet ready to make a recurring commitment or not interested in swag? You can make a one-time donation by click here in any amount.

Membership and benefits run from September 1 in the current year until August 31 of the next year. For example, to be eligible for Friends of the Festival benefits at WoodyFest 2021, you must have paid a monthly or annual subscription between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

Benefits for each level:

$5 level
For a donation of $5 per month (or $60 annually):

  • Name posted on the Friends of the Festival page acknowledging your gift.

$10 level
For a donation of $10 per month (or $120 annually):

  • Name posted on the Friends of the Festival page acknowledging your gift.
  • Special Friends of the Festival t-shirt
  • 10% discount on WoodyFest merchandise (excludes artist merchandise like CDs).

$25 level
For a donation of $25 per month (or $300 annually):

  • Name posted on the Friends of the Festival page acknowledging your gift.
  • Special Friends of the Festival t-shirt
  • 10% discount on WoodyFest merchandise (excludes artist merchandise like CDs).
  • One general admission ticket to the Wednesday night concert at the Crystal Theatre (limited to 300 people).

Members at the $300 annual level can also purchase one extra general admission seating ticket for Wednesday night’s show for $25. If you would like an extra ticket, we will contact you with instructions as the festival gets nearer.

$50 level
For a donation of $50 per month (or $600 annually):

  • Name posted on the Friends of the Festival page acknowledging your gift.
  • Special Friends of the Festival t-shirt
  • 10% discount on WoodyFest merchandise (excludes artist merchandise like CDs).
  • One reserved seating admission ticket to the Wednesday night concert at the Crystal Theatre (limited to 40 people).
  • Admission to meet and greet dinner before the Wednesday night concert at the Crystal Theatre (limited to 40 people). Due to capacity restrictions, there will not be a meet and greet this year. We are determining an alternative benefit!

Members at the $600 annual level can also purchase one extra reserved seating ticket for Wednesday night’s show for $50. If you would like an extra ticket, we will contact you with instructions as the festival gets nearer.

Friends of the Festival t-shirts will be available at WoodyFest in July. If you aren’t going to make it, but still want to help sustain the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival by becoming a friend of the festival, contact us and we can work something out.

If you want to order an extra ticket to the Wednesday Night show, we will contact you later with instructions on how to pay for one extra ticket general or reserved ticket based the amount of your contribution.

All members will also receive email with special early notices and offers.