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Become a Smithsonian Folkways Member

Why Join?

The Smithsonian Folkways membership is for everyone who has a passion for music and cultural heritage. Whether you are an educator, artist, archivist, student, or supporter this is a community you want to join. With your support, we can continue our mission.

Did you know? Smithsonian Folkways receives no Federal funding. We support our work entirely through the sales of sound recordings and with contributions from our members and donors.

Choose a membership type

Folkways Member
$20/month*
*for 12 months
OR ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF $220
(SAVE $20)
  • $1000 worth of free downloads per year
  • 20% off all goods
  • 1 Free CD
  • Member T-Shirt
  • Member special gift
Choose a Billing Cycle
Choose a T-Shirt Size
Folkways Supporter
$50/month*
*for 12 months
or one-time payment of $500
(save $100)
  • $1500 worth of free downloads per year
  • 25% off all goods
  • 1 Free Box Set
  • Member T-Shirt
  • Member special gift
  • Member Tote Bag
Choose a Billing Cycle
Choose a T-Shirt Size
Folkways
Patron
$100/month*
*for 12 months
OR ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF $1000
(SAVE $200)
  • $2000 worth of free downloads per year
  • 30% off all goods
  • Free CD copies of full years releases
  • Member T-Shirt
  • Member special gift
  • Member Tote Bag
  • Name included on Patrons Page
Choose a Billing Cycle
Choose a T-Shirt Size
Folkways Membership FAQ
  • Why should I become a member?
  • As a monthly billing member, am I obligated to pay for a year? What about after a year?
  • How do the free downloads and discounts work?
Terms and Conditions

By enrolling in a Smithsonian Membership Plan, you acknowledge and agree that these terms and conditions are a binding agreement between you and Smithsonian Folkways. Accordingly, please review this agreement carefully.

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