The 72nd National Folk Festival will be in Historic Uptown Butte on July 9-11. This year's theme "Western Crossroads" will spotlight Butte's mining heritage along with the urbanization and growth of the West, leading to the 20th Century. The National Folk Festival will feature performances and demonstrations by over 250 of the nation's finest musicians, dancers, and craftspeople. There will be seven stages and several theme areas: The Montana Folklife area, The Family area, two Festival Marketplaces, and the Festival Food Courts. Admission is free to everyone. We hope you will choose our friendly Butte lodging while you enjoy the festival.