Denton Folk Festival returns to North Texas at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
October 17, 2022 by Jessica Waffles
The Sutcliffes on Friday night at Denton Folk Festival. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Over the weekend Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio hosted the annual Denton Folk Festival, which is the brainchild of songwriter Matt Grigsby.
Grisgby moved from East Texas to Denton in 2007, and surrounded himself with the city’s music community. In 2015, he and others created the nonprofit organization the Denton Songwriters Guild, a group committed to support and bring together songwriters. They keep writers inspired with monthly songwriting challenge prompts, open discussions, and talks from industry professionals who share their expertise. In their second year, they decided to start the Denton Folk Festival.
The 2022 Denton Folk Festival saw 19 bands grace the stage over three days. Friday night acts (pictured here) included The Sutcliffes, Vince Lujan Project, Beth // James, and Mariachi Quetzal. Saturday included Matt Grigsby Fiasco, Edgar Derby, Blue Grassfire, Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke and more. Sunday included The Pan-Tones, Justin Cashion, City Folk and Le Not So Hot Klub Du Denton, with Sarah Carrino closing out the whole weekend.
The Sutcliffes were a lively group that touches on pop, rock, lounge, folk. Photo: Jessica Waffles
The Sutcliffes performed on the first night of the 3-day Denton Folk Festival 2022. Photo: Jessica Waffles
The Vince Lujan Project played on Friday for the Denton Folk Festival. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Vince Lujan’s songwriting style was 1 parts folk, 2 parts funky, and full of positive messaging for listeners. Photo: Jessica Waffles
The Vince Lujan Project got some patrons to their feet and blowing bubbles in the crowd. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Beth // James closed out the inside stage on Friday night at Denton Folk Festival. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Beth // James played many songs off their album released earlier this year called Get Together. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Mariachi Quetzal closed out the show Friday night at Denton Folk Festival at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Various members of Mariachi Quetzal took turns leading mariachi songs for the Denton Folk Festival crowd. Photo: Jessica Waffles
Jessica Waffles is a freelance photographer/videographer and regular contributor to KXT.
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