Bozeman Folklore Society




Bozeman Folklore SocietyFind us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterThe Bozeman Folklore Society (BFS) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of traditional cultures. It is an associate group of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).


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We are heading into the 2015-2016 membership season, and we'd love to hear from you! Please renew your membership or join today, and help the BFS continue its mission to preserve folk dance and music traditions! Just click the membership link up top. You can fill out a membership form online and pay through Paypal, or you can download a form and mail it in with your payment.

Members get $2 off admission to BFS dances and $3 off admission to BFS concerts. Attend 10 events during the 2015-2016 Season (October through September), have your membership card stamped and you'll get a Dance Free Card for a contra dance or Half-Off admission at a BFS concert.

>>>>> Folk News Flash <<<<<

Our annual membership meeting and fall party is coming up Fri., Sept. 25, at the Lindley Center in Bozeman! Stay tuned for details - like our previous annual hoedowns, we will have different showcases of music and dance to highlight a little of the variety that BFS sponsors, supports, and promotes.

Some end-of-summer dance activity in our area and around Montana:

Sept. 12 IndepenDANCE
At the Ellen Theater in downtown Bozeman
Sara Suta has gathered a group to perform Scottish Country Dancing.
Ticket sales will be available at the theater closer to the show date.

Sept 11-13th
Bear Hug contra dance weekend

Flathead Lake

Sept 19-20th
Dancing in the Country at Weather Rock Barn!!
Northeast of Bridger Bowl on the Gallatin/Park County line.
One of the easiest dance floors around. Great acoustics. Gorgeous views.
And of course, the most welcoming folks you
'll meet.
Dancing: International Folk, Scottish Country, Contra, Waltzes.



In memory of Ben Bullington, we are proud to present an archive of Ben's performances we have featured on the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight.

September is membership renewal month. But you can join any time. BFS members play an important role in preserving and promoting folk music and dancing traditions and enjoy these other benefits:

Dancing: BFS sponsors international folk dancing, Scottish country dancing and bi-monthly contra dances (October through May). BFS members receive discount admission at contra dances. See the Dance page for a current schedule.

Music: BFS concerts feature folk, bluegrass and Americana performers in a warm acoustic setting plus the occasional Irish Ceilidh. BFS members enjoy a discount for all concerts. See the Concerts page for more info on upcoming shows and the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight schedule.

Service: BFS underwrites two KGLT radio shows...  Bluegrass Traditions (Saturdays, 9 to Noon) and The Monday Night Folk Show (Mondays, 7 to 9 pm). We also air excerpts from BFS concerts every other Sunday at noon on the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight. Information: Newsletter emails provide information on dances, concerts, workshops, and more, plus advance notice of special events.