Join Calgary Folk Music Festival for its 40th annual festival in the iconic Prince’s Island Park. Calgary’s favorite family friendly four-day music festival is bringing back your annual favorites including the Big Rock Brewery beer gardens, the kids zone, food trucks, local vendors and over 70 folk artists from across the globe.
71 artists from 15 countries, 8 Canadian provinces and many Indigenous cultures perform on 7 stages around the Island. On Thursday night, witness Tal National’s joyously hypnotic Niger rock and 2018 Juno nominee Charlotte Day Wilson’s captivating soul. Atmospheric, emotionally piercing songwriter Sharon Van Etten makes a return visit and Scottish iconoclasts Belle and Sebastian mark their debut Alberta appearance.
Friday night, harmony-laden folk meets alt-pop Half Moon Run close the night, following Prince’s protégée, the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. They’re joined by the very Canadian Rheostatics on the heels of their first release in 14 years, powerful early blues/soul crooner Ndidi O and Cuban jazz percussion phenom Yissy Garcia & Bandancha.
On Saturday night, give Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats a drink to toast their gritty and inventive old school R&B. The night also features the serpentine folk-rock harmonies of Lucius, the timeless Gullah rhythms of Ranky Tanky, the unique Afro-Amerindian global grooves of The Garifuna Collective and American roots music revivalists Asleep at the Wheel.
Sunday night’s festivities include all-female bluegrass outfit Della Mae, Valerie June’s timeless Appalachian-sprinkled old school soul, Colter Wall’s take on classic country and anthemic indie rock sextet The Strumbellas.
48-Hour Flash Sale until Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. with 4-day single user (Adult) for $185.00.
Tickets go on sale after lineup announcement on April 11th!
Thursday Evening: $65 in advance, $74 at the gate
Friday Evening: $70 in advance, $79 at the gate
Saturday All Day: $80 in advance, $95 at the gate
Sunday All Day: $80 in advance, $95 at the gate
Youth/Senior/Student 4 Day Pass: $135 in advance, $182 at the gate
Senior Thursday Ticket – $35 in advance, $42 at the gate
Senior Friday Ticket – $35 in advance, $42 at the gate
Senior Saturday Ticket – $45 in advance, $53 at the gate
Senior Sunday Ticket – $45 in advance, $53 at the gate
Children ages 12 and under are FREE
Festival Pass: $200 in advance
How to get tickets?
In person Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave. SE, Monday (9 am – 5 pm); Tuesday – Friday (9 am – 6 pm); Saturday (10am-4pm)
By phone 403-233-0904
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
July 25 – 28, 2019 – Schedule
2019 Enmax Mainstage:
Thursday, July 25 | 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sharon Van Etten
Belle & Sebastian
Friday, July 26 | 5:45 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Yissy García & Bandancha
Half Moon Run
Saturday, July 27 | 5:30 p.m..-11:30 p.m.
The Garifuna Collective
Asleep At The Wheel
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Sunday, July 28 | 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Venue & Address :
Public Transit Accessible