Francisco Free Folk Festival was conceived in 1976 by the San Francisco
Folk Music Club, which staged it for the first two years at the Hall
of Flowers. It then moved to Fort Mason, where it remained for 13 years,
before moving to the John Adams campus of City College until that venue
became too small. Several years ago, the festival moved to Roosevelt
Middle School where we had a long run. Then, in 2007, we moved to our
current home at CCSF's Ocean campus. We've been known to have between
and 3,000 guests attending the event. It takes about 200 volunteers
to stage the Festival.
The weekend itself relies upon hundreds of volunteers to help setup, instrument check, parking, front desk, etc. Thank you. Last, but not least, are various folks working behind the scenes to make the festival a success.
| Karen Imperial is co-director and organizes fundraising.
||Woody Guthrie Café setup and stage lighting by Art Peterson.|
|Main Stage and evening dances are arranged by Cheryl MacDonald.||Volunteer recruiter is Marlene McCall.|
|Doug Debs handles Setup, Teardown and Hospitality.||Doug Jones works on sound.|
|Our other co-director and webmaster is Michael Jones.||Ruth Mikusko does publicity.|
|Barry Pearl provides support.||Richard Rice runs Café Cabaret and the Songwriter Showcase.|
|Music Workshops co-ordinated by Melisse Leib.||Our Front Desk and Merchandise is managed by Robin Cohen.|
|Garry Wiegand provides technical support.||Dance Workshops arranged by Tirtza Pearl.|
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