Canmore Folk Festival 2019

August 3, 2019

August 5, 2019

$30 & up

Centennial Park, 5 Avenue, Canmore



Events Description

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.


Festival Friday Free Concert
A community concert featuring Indigenous dancing, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and talented local singer-songwriters, The Wardens, Noah Issac, Sarah Lowry, hummingBird, The Woodnotes & Trundled.

Featuring: Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Bon Débarras, Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz, Willie Watson, Leeroy Stagger, The Jerry Cans, Celeigh Cardinal, Pharis & Jason Romero, Connie Kaldor, Oktopus, Martin Sexton, The East Pointers, The Wardens, Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius, Darlingside, Irish Mythen, Harry Manx & Steve Marriner, Josh Ritter, and more.


Who is it for?

All ages – Family


Tickets :

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

Under 5 free

Individual tickets: $30 to $145

How to get tickets?

Buy Online

Phone: 1-888-655-9090 from 7 AM – 8 PM daily!

At the door if available


Date & Time:

August 3, 4 & 5, 2019 – Schedule
Gates open at 3:30 PM on Saturday
Gates open at 9:30 AM on Sunday & Monday

2019 Lineup

Main Stage

Saturday August 3

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald 3:30 p.m.
Bon Débarras 5:35 p.m.
Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz 6:40 p.m.
Willie Watson 7:45 p.m.
Leeroy Stagger 8:50 p.m.
The Jerry Cans 10:10 p.m.

Sunday August 4

Celeigh Cardinal 4:30 p.m.
Pharis & Jason Romero 5:35 p.m.
Connie Kaldor 6:40 p.m.
Oktopus 7:45 p.m.
Martin Sexton 8:50 p.m.
The East Pointers 10:10 p.m.

Monday August 5

The Wardens 3:30 p.m.
Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius 4:35 p.m.
Darlingside 5:40 p.m.
Irish Mythen 6:45 p.m.
Harry Manx & Steve Marriner 7:50 p.m.
Josh Ritter 9:00 p.m.

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.

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