The 44th Annual

Walnut Valley Festival

September 16–20, 2015

Winfield, Kansas

148 days away!

Coming in 2015

Walnut Valley News

Remembering Tut Taylor 1923-2015

We were saddened today when word reached us about the death of longtime Dobro pioneer “Tut” Taylor.

Tut was a longtime friend of the Walnut Valley Festival and in the early days of Walnut Valley Festivals was an entertainer and staff member of the Walnut Valley Occasional paper.

The online archives are back

Our webmaster informs us that all 469 artists and 504 contest winners to date are up in the new web site.  We still have a lot to add, but browse our history... we're sure you can lose some time!

Socks in the Frying Pan Kickstarter

Hello all!!! I hope this email finds you all well...Shane here from Socks in the Frying Pan (the now ex Winfield virgins)...first off thank you for having us back next was an amazing weekend for us...we had no idea what to expect it being our first ever tour and our first ever non Irish music festival...but WOW!!!!! What an incredible weekend...we are all delighted to be coming back and we will raise the roof when we get back next year.

Dan Crary - Coming Back to Walnut Valley 44

We want to send out our congratulations to the most recent addition to the list of hired artists for the 2015 Walnut Valley Festival, Dan Crary – legendary flatpicker and as of March 7th a card carrying member of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

Dan will be here in September (#36 for him?) with world class banjo musician Bill Evans and super songsmith Steve Spurgin.