As one of Canada’s longest running and most cherished annual music events, the Calgary Folk Music Festival has served as a summer getaway smack dab in the heart of Calgary for the past 40 years. Hosted in Calgary’s beautiful Prince’s Island Park, this four-day, family-friendly, genre-bending affair, unites some of the finest roots, world and indie musicians, songwriters and troubadours from around the globe with upwards of 53,000 Calgarians and visitors alike.
The 2019 edition will once again be a celebration of diverse traditions, deep musical roots, richly layered cutting-edge programming, and above all else, community. So, whether you’re a festival vet yearning to enjoy a couple of old favourites, a curious first timer looking to be turned on to something new, or a casual music listener just along for the ride, the Calgary Folk Music Festival has got you covered.
Let’s take a look at how to make the Calgary Folk Music Festival your most unforgettable festival experience of the summer.