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). Information about our board of directors and bylaws is available on the Contact page.

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Time to renew your membership for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 <<<<< 

 Contra Dance 

Saturday, November 18th, 8pm-10:30pm

Gallatin Valley Labor Temple

Caller: Derek Gallagher

Band: Hypergolic

Dancers are discovering that these special dance parties are great fun. 

A good caller, a good band, and good dancers make for a really fun night with minimal instruction time and lots of dancing.

See you on the dance floor!


The 2017-2018 contra dance season is upon us - Check out the Dancing page for more info.

The next Pickin' in the Parks concert will feature Julie Elkins and Friends, on Sat., Nov. 25, at the Story Mansion. Check on the Music page for details.

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.

Service: BFS underwrites two KGLT radio shows...  Bluegrass Traditions (Saturdays, 9 to Noon) and The Monday Night Folk Show (Mondays, 7 to 9 pm). Information: Newsletter emails provide information on dances, concerts, workshops, and more, plus advance notice of special events.