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H i s t o r y

On a cold November afternoon in 1985, founders Tim Paegelow, Tom Farley and Pat Connolly solidified their idea of offering a venue for traditional music to prosper here in Mt. Morris, by creating the Black Hawk Folk Society (BHFS). Not too long after, this group became a 501(c)3 organization. Since then, dedicated BHFS volunteers have continued to bring live professional folk music to central Wisconsin with concerts EVERY MONTH! Over one hundred performers have shared their songs, stories and talent with us over these 30+ years and we hope to keep enjoying these good vibes with you decades into the future.

“If the way seems long and slow, remember when you go, there’s a day worth livin’, there’s a friend worth knowin’, there’s a song worth singin’ down the road.”

~ Johnny Collins

E v e n t s

We'd love to see you at our events! Monthly concerts are usually held on the second Saturday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM October-April. (See the Calendar for upcoming concerts.) Adult admission is $10; kids 12 and under free. Concerts are presented at the Mountain View Community Center from October through April and in Mt. Morris Town Park during the warmer months.

NEW for summer of 2022: Second Saturday Concerts In the Park 

For many years, BHFS has offered a June concert and the July festival in the Mt. Morris Town Park. Well, this year, we are extending concerts in the park from May through September! NOTE: The May, June, August, and September concerts will be on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm (inclement weather site: Mountain View Community Center).


Many of our members gather on Thursday afternoons for an acoustic jam. (Click here for details.)

We are currently taking a hiatus from our monthly acoustic jams at the Wautoma Public Library. We will update the website and our Facebook page if we start this up again.

L o c a t io n

Mountainview Community Center is located at at N3137 21st Lane, Wautoma, WI 54982

(at the intersection of Highway 152 and County S, about 2 miles south of Mt. Morris)

The Mt. Morris Town Park is on County G in Mt. Morris.

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