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My hats go off to all the organizers of this amazing event. You've done a bang-up job. Leadership and culture flow from the top and it's clear the top has its head and heart in the right place.

Susan Turner, audience member

Main contact information





street address

1215 10 Ave SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 0W6

Please, no unsolicited artist materials to this address

Office hours: Monday-Friday (9:00am-5:00pm)


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Food Vendors and Arts Market inquiries please read our information page before contacting the office with questions.

Festival Staff  

Artistic Director
Kerry Clarke,

Artistic Associate
Chantal Vitalis,

Box Office Manager
Heather Bray,

Executive Director

Debbi Salmonsen, 

Hall Rentals Manager
Liam Prost,

Marketing Manager
Matt Olah, 

Media Manager
Tara Sukut, 

Resource Development Manager
Sara Leishman,

Resource Development Associate
Chandler Collins,

Production Manager
John Hiebert,

Volunteer Manager
Emily McCormick,

Board of Directors 


Shayne McBride - chair 
Jay Nelson - vice chair 
Jessica Robinson Lychak – secretary 
Karin King – treasurer 
Debbi Salmonsen - executive director 
Lisa Hari – director 
Jennifer Allford – director 
Bil Hetherington – director 
Matt Grant - director 
Sheldon Lachambre – director 
Timothy Neis – director 
Joseph Schuck - director 
Steve Eichler - legal advisor
Julian Landry, QC - legal advisor

Thank you so much for a great festival. I'll say it once andI'll say it again:  The Calgary Folk Fest is the best-organizedand easy-to-work with festival in Canada. Everyone in the Juan Carranzacrew were impressed with the warm welcome we received from day 1. Thankyou (and all your staff) for your efficiency and professionalism.

Paul Etch, on behalf of Juan Carranza