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. This year, the festival is once again being 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. Our TradFest is a sponsored project of Outside In Productions, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that also produces the Bandstand Series if events on the Santa Fe Plaza. All contributions to Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music are tax-deductible.
Note: This Festival is being put on by the Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music and is a sponsored project of Outside In Productions, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. The Festival is not produced by the SouthWest Traditional and Bluegrass Music Association and is not directly affiliated with the Southwest Pickers Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival.