To contact the organizers of the festival, please direct emails to  You can also find us on Facebook.


Daytime performances will be held outside, on Brown University’s Ruth Simmons Quadrangle.

Evening and rained-out events will be held indoors at Sayles Hall, a historic building in the Romanesque style and home to the largest Hutchings-Votey Organ in the Western Hemisphere. This building is located adjacent to the Ruth Simmons Quad and the Main Green at Brown University in Providence, RI.

A complete map of Brown University can be found here.

Directions from North or South: From either I-95 South or I-95 North, take Exit 22A, Downtown, Memorial Boulevard. At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto College Street. Cross the bridge and proceed up the hill following College Street to the end. At the top of the hill, where College Street intersects with Prospect Street, you will see Brown’s Van Wickle Gates. Turn left onto Prospect Street. At the next light, turn right onto Waterman Street. At the third light, turn right onto Brook Street. The visitor parking lot will be on your left immediately after turning onto Brook Street.

Directions from East: Follow I-195 West until exit 2, South Main Street. Travel down South Main Street to the first light. Turn right onto College Street. Follow North/South directions from there.


  • Street parking is available in the area.
  • Free parking will be available at the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) Parking Lot all day. Please follow our posted signs back to Lincoln Field, or refer to the map below.
  • The Visitor Parking Lot (located at the corner of Brook St. and Waterman St.) is extremely close to Lincoln Field. Parking there costs $1.50 per hour, payable at an electronic kiosk at the corner of the lot.
From Visitor Parking to Sayles Hall

Directions from Visitor Parking to Sayles Hall

3 thoughts on “Directions/Contact

  1. David says:

    My friend and I would like to bring our children. They are 14 and 15 years old. Would this be an appropriate venue for that age group?

    • phoebegallo says:

      Hi David! Member of the Folk Fest team here — the Saturday show is definitely an amazing place to bring your children! Good for all ages, there will be music, vendors, and (hopefully) sunshine! Come one, come all!

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