The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of folk, world, blues and roots music, the festival since 1978 has attracted up to 21,000 music fans annually from across southern Alberta, western Canada, the northwestern USA and indeed the world.
Taking place over three days of the Heritage Day long weekend in August, the festival features 30+ individual acts or performers, family-friendly site, a free downtown concert on festival Friday evening, a kids’ area jammed with crafts, puppets, music, storytelling and a climbing wall. Its venue is the downtown Centennial Park in the heart of Canmore’s valley bottom. Surrounded on all sides by the majestic Rocky Mountains, the backdrop of breathtaking scenery merely enhances the incredible music pouring forth from four stages all weekend long.
The workshop stages partner up eclectic mixings of musicians from disparate and diverse backgrounds, often resulting in that ephemeral “lightning in a bottle” sound that will never be recreated twice.
CANADA FAR & WIDE: GREAT MINDS – Canada Far & Wide: Great Minds is curated with a focus on a diversity of voices and artistry while putting the focus on all of Canada’s history, both positive and challenging. Indigenous songwriters have contributed key songs to the songbook and first nations artists are integral to the live performance of the project. Through the power of the songs and the magic of music festivals, this project invites us all to come together to create a better, more inclusive, Canada.
Canmore’s Canada Far & Wide: Great Minds Lineup:
Coco Love & the Far & Wide Choir
Birds of Chicago
Who is it for?
All ages – Family
Early bird Weekend Pass:
Advance Adult (26+) $120.00
Advance Senior (65+) $75.00
Advance Youth (17-25) $75.00
Advance Kids (6-16) $35.00
Advance Family (2 adults + 2 children) $280.00
Advance Family (2 adults + 4 other) $345.00
Under 5 free
Individual tickets: $15 to $65
CANADA FAR & WIDE: GREAT MINDS – Free concert
How to get tickets?
Phone: 1-888-655-9090 from 7 AM – 8 PM daily!
At the door if available
Stonewaters on May 1st up until the festival weekend.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
CANADA FAR & WIDE: GREAT MINDS: Friday, August 4th, 2017 | 06:00 PM Canmore Civic Center
August 5, 6 & 7, 2017 – Schedule
Gates open at 3:30 PM on Saturday
Gates open at 9:30 AM on Sunday & Monday
Venue & Address :
Centennial Park, downtown Canmore
All-day parking is available on any of the numerous streets surrounding the Canmore Folk Fest site.
From Banff – ROAM Transit. Special bus times will allow Folkies to return to Banff by bus after the end of Folk Festival Main Stage performances.
Buses will be available at no cost on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evening, from 9thStreet Canmore to Banff twenty minutes after the conclusion of Main Stage acts.