Ticket Lottery


We're Streaming the Concerts & Workshops Again This Year.  The Festival Livestream will be Free.

Around 450 In-Person Tickets Will Be Available for Saturday

For Saturday's concert, tickets will be available by lottery.  We will be streaming live from Mandel Hall and we have the opportunity to host a limited live audience.  We are limited to 1/2 the total capacity of Mandel Hall including musicians, audience and support staff.

To be fair to everyone who would like to attend, we are offering a ticket lottery.  If you wish to enter, click the link below.  Submissions need to be received no later than noon, Friday, February 11th.  Be sure to review the University's Covid Restrictions, below the link.  Tickets will cost $15 ($5 for students), and you may request up to 4 tickets.  Winning entries will be drawn after noon on Friday.  We will be contacting you by email with performance and payment details on Friday afternoon.  Tickets must be paid in advance. 

Please click here to enter the lottery for Saturday in-person tickets.  You will be redirected to a Google Doc where you can enter your contact information.

Covid Restrictions:

We will be asking all community members without a UChicago ID to show one of the following:

  • Proof of second vaccination (for J&J, first/only vaccination) dated at least 14 days prior to the event
  • A negative test dated at most 72 hours before the event
  • A positive COVID-19 diagnosis dated at least 14 days prior to the event, but no further out than 90 days prior.

Any questions, please email uofcfolk@gmail.com.





A Bit of History


Postcard addressed to Mike Fleischer, Folklore Society President in 1961. Mailed January 21st, 1961 from Boone, NC. The postcard is from Richard Chase and asks about various details of Frank Proffitt and Horton Barker's performances.