Join the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation!

Members have a vote and a voice.

Our events and programs include:  

Kerrville Folk Festival  *  Welcome Home Fest  *  Music Camp for Teens

Music at the Mansion  *  Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriting Competition

WHAT IS THE KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL FOUNDATION?

The Kerrville Folk Festival was founded by the late Rod Kennedy in 1972 and continued under his direction for 28 years. Over the course of those years, a powerful community bond had formed among Festival attendees. They could not imagine losing the gathering of their “chosen family.” Ultimately, a member-based non-profit, 501(c)(3) incorporation was formed. Joining the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation declares you are part of this on-going community, and your willingness to assure its continuance by giving it your financial support.


The KFFF flagship event, the Kerrville Folk Festival, is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in the United States. During the Festival, we become the second largest community in Kerr County. Activities are provided for all ages with a focus on nurturing and developing artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting, in a loving, family friendly environment. With a very small paid staff, the KFFF is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, and a host of dedicated hard-working volunteers from across the country.

Our mission is to promote public appreciation and support for songwriters, the songwriting craft, and the gift folk music offers the world.

 

Our vision is of a community where songwriters and their craft are treasured and supported, and folk music is valued and enjoyed by people of all ages and circumstances.

 

Our purpose is to educate the public about the benefits and characteristics of songs, that in time, are deemed “folk music”. We provide a unique experience in a musical community that is enriching to the listeners and the performers.

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Cosy Sheridan and Charlie Koch

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Jaimee Harris

WHY BE A MEMBER OF THE KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL FOUNDATION?
 

MEMBERSHIP = OWNERSHIP

 

KFFF members own the Kerrville Folk Festival, our flagship event, and additionally these amazing programs:

 

  • Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

  • Welcome Home Festival

  • Music Camp for Teens (co-produced with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas)

  • Music at the Mansion (co-produced with Schreiner University)


MEMBERSHIP = INFORMED VOICES

Throughout the year, KFFF members receive newsletters from the Executive Director and the KFFF Board regarding the programs, financials, volunteer opportunities, and gatherings such as Summit meetings, wherein members and volunteers convene in order plan for future Foundation activities. Members are provided information and vote on candidates for Board positions and by-law changes, and members are invited to member-only gatherings to celebrate and socialize.


MEMBERSHIP = SUPPORT

KFFF is funded by memberships, ticket sales, donations, grants, and festival retail sales. Collectively, this income covers the costs of Festival operations, programs, the site, capital projects and administration – all building the path to a sustainable future.

MEMBERSHIP = REWARDS

During the Festival, Foundation members who visit the Foundation’s booth at Kennedy Theater typically receive a Foundation T-shirt designed specifically for the upcoming membership year and several other gifts. (For 2020: Due to COVID Survival cost cutting, members will receive a merchandise voucher in lieu of a 2020 Foundation T shirt.) Foundation members who join at higher levels are also eligible to receive tickets for the next Festival, premium parking passes, backstage access, golf carts, free admission to an upcoming Music at the Mansion Concert and more.


Most importantly, all members receive the gift of knowing they support a community characterized by a spirit of safety and love for one another, and its love for the power of songs that inspire us to grow emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Each member is celebrated with “Welcome Home” and extended gratitude for joining this community that celebrates life with authenticity, acceptance and appreciation for art.

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John Eddleman, Carrie Colley, Kelly McQuerns

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Bernice Lewis

 

MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE

 

In October 2020, the KFF Foundation Members voted to amend the Foundation bylaws such that Memberships are now structured on a full calendar year. Now annual memberships last one full calendar year, so the date you join or renew is now your membership anniversary date. 

Also passed in October was an amendment that allows for annual membership dues to be paid on a monthly basis through an automated online system. Automatic monthly billing now allows you to opt for dues to be paid in a monthly "subscription" to your annual membership. Monthly subscriptions are available at any level of membership. Because there are additional credit card and processing fees associated with multiple payments, there is a small fee added to each monthly payment to cover those costs.

To be eligible to vote, a member’s dues must be paid in full, or for members making monthly payments, the member must have paid at least 3 consecutive monthly payments and be current on payments at least 24 hours prior to the date of a membership vote.

Similarly, at all levels of membership, you may now opt for automatic renewal of a single annual payment as an annual "subscription" to your membership.  If you opt for an annual subscription, you will be automatically billed once a year on your membership anniversary date for your annual membership dues.

 

If you are on any automatic billing "subscription" plan (annual or monthly) and wish to change your level of membership, please call the KFF Office for assistance. 

Although these amendments allow for a full year of membership, they cannot apply retroactively; as in, the bylaws in effect at the time a person joins or renews apply to that person's membership. If you joined or renewed between April 15, 2020 - Oct. 12, 2020, your annual membership expires June 15, 2021. If you joined or renewed after Oct. 12, 2020, your annual membership is active for one full calendar year from the date your dues were processed.  If you have any questions regarding membership, please call or email the festival office for clarification. 

(830)257-3600    -    info@kerrvillefolkfestival.org

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Kelly 'Whoa' Falgout

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Kim & Mary McDowell

 

BECOME A MEMBER

Typically, the KFF Foundation Annual General Membership Meeting is held each year during Kerrville Folk Festival. During your membership year, you are invited to attend and vote for open positions on the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation Board of Directors and any proposed by-law changes.  

Basic Foundation Memberships:  $100

You will be supporting the KFF Foundation and its on-going support of folk music and the singer songwriter community and we invite you to pick up a commemorative KFF Foundation Membership T-shirt, a KFF bumper sticker, and a limited edition KFF Compilation CD at the Foundation Booth during the next Festival. 

Basic Foundation Membership:  $100

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Basic Membership

Monthly Subscription:  $9/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

 

Basic Foundation Membership Renewals:  $75

You will be supporting the KFF Foundation and its on-going support of folk music and the singer songwriter community and we invite you to pick up a commemorative KFF Foundation Membership T-shirt, a KFF bumper sticker, and a limited edition KFF Compilation CD at the Foundation Booth during the next Festival. 

****NOTE: You may only renew if your membership is current or expired in the last month. If this does not apply to you, please select the above option: Basic Foundation Membership.**** 

If you are not sure, please contact us for more information. 

Basic Membership Renewal

Annual Subscription:  $75/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Basic Membership Renewal

Monthly Subscription:  $7.50/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Basic Membership Renewal:  $75

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Folkie Foundation Membership:  $250

Basic Membership benefits, plus a 2nd limited edition KFF Compilation CD, 

gift voucher for one KFF Live CD, and a $15 KFF Merchandise gift certificate.

Folkie Membership

Annual Subscription:  $250/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Folkie Membership

Monthly Subscription:  $22.50/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Folkie Membership:  $250

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Kerrvert Foundation Membership:  $500

Basic Membership benefits, plus a $30 KFF Merchandise gift certificate,

gift vouchers for two additional KFF Live CD’s, and a KFF Tote Bag.

Kerrvert Membership

Annual Subscription:  $500/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Kerrvert Membership 

Monthly Subscription:  $45/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Kerrvert Membership:  $500

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Bridger Foundation Membership:  $1000

Kerrvert Membership benefits, plus one KFF Complete Ticket Package (for one person).

Bridger Membership

Annual Subscription:  $1000/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Bridger Membership

Monthly Subscription:  $86/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Bridger Membership:  $1000

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Damron Foundation Membership:  $1500

Kerrvert Membership benefits for two people, plus two KFF Complete Ticket Packages,

plus a Preferred Parking Pass and VIP backstage access during the Festival.

Damron Membership

Annual Subscription:  $1500/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Damron Membership

Monthly Subscription:  $130/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Damron Membership:  $1500

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Threadgill Foundation Membership:  $2500

Damron Membership Benefits, plus a $150 KFF Merchandise Gift Certificate 

and an engraved plaque on a commemorative bench.

Threadgill Membership

Annual Subscription:  $2500/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Threadgill Membership

Monthly Subscription:  $215/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Threadgill Membership:  $2500

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Kennedy Foundation Membership:  $5000

Threadgill Membership benefits, plus personal use of a golf cart throughout the Festival.

Kennedy Membership

Annual Subscription:  $5000/year

Automatically bills your annual membership

dues on your membership anniversary

Kennedy Membership

Monthly Subscription:  $430/month

Automatically bills your annual membership dues

on a monthly basis plus a small processing fee

Kennedy Membership:  $5000

One-time payment for annual membership dues

Peter Yarrow Membership:  $10,000 or more

Please call the office and ask for Executive Director Mary Muse to design your benefit package.

(830)257-3600

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