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Folk Fest draws thousands to Prince's Island Park

Posted by Tom Ross on 29 July 2017

Folk Fest draws thousands to Prince's Island Park Calgary Folk Fest It’s another hot and sunny day outside but that’s not stopping thousands of people from checking out the Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park. 660 NEWS caught up with festival goers,...

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'I love those lanterns': Lamp lighters continue to add mystical element to Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by CBC News on 29 July 2017

 'I love those lanterns': Lamp lighters continue to add mystical element to Calgary Folk Music Festival The lamp lighters at the Calgary Folk Music Festival continue to add a magical, mystical element to the annual party as children and adults carrying lanterns weave their way...

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What's going on Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Jon Rowe on 29 July 2017

What's going on Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival Tanya Tagaq brings throat singing to Stage 4, while BADBADNOTGOOD follow it up with hip-hop jazz. Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq POSTMEDIA NETWORK Sonic Liberation Front at Rigstar Stage 5, 3:20 p.m. It’s always...

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WHAT TO EAT AT CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted by Culinaire on 28 July 2017

What to Eat at Calgary Folk Music Festival DON’T MISS THESE EATS AT THE CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL by ADRIAN BRYKSA While the Calgary Folk Music Festival offers flexibility to bring in your own food and beverage (no glass or booze permitted), sometimes hauling...

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Folk Fest: Eclectic acts stoke entertaining second day

Posted by Lisa Wilton on 28 July 2017

Folk Fest: Eclectic acts stoke entertaining second day BRITTON LEDINGHAM / POSTMEDIA Music again filled blue skies on the second day of the 2017 Calgary Folk Music Festival. About 10,000 people made their way to Prince’s Island Park on Friday to soak up sounds...

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New Blog Entry Page

Posted by CBC News on 27 July 2017

Folk Fest brings millions into Calgary's economy, concludes report Not sold out this year, but it's a 'last-minute town,' say organizers Folk Fest is a weekend of music and magic down in Prince's Island Park and, according to Tourism Calgary, it's also a boost for the city's economy. As...

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Calgary Folk Festival opens to huge crowd

Posted by Lisa Wilton on 27 July 2017

Calgary Folk Festival opens to huge crowd DARREN MAKOWICHUK / POSTMEDIA NEWS   As one of Calgary’s most anticipated summer events, the Calgary Folk Music Festival has a lot to live up to every year. The opening night of the 2017 edition proved once again...

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Thousands expected to soak up sun & sounds at annual Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by Colleen Schmidt on 27 July 2017

Thousands expected to soak up sun & sounds at annual Calgary Folk Music Festival The 38th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival gets underway on Thursday afternoon and will feature almost 70 artists from around the world over the four days. Crews have been preparing for...

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Nearly 30 years in, Barenaked Ladies soldier on and play the hits

Posted by Eric Volmers on 27 July 2017

Nearly 30 years in, Barenaked Ladies soldier on and play the hits Barenaked Ladies. MATT BARNES Making Tyler Stewart feel old was not the intent. Nevertheless, during an interview with the drummer of the Barenaked Ladies the conversation turns to a performance the band gave...

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Audio diversity key to Calgary Folk Music Festival's success

Posted by Metro News on 27 July 2017

Audio diversity key to Calgary Folk Music Festival's success The festival on Prince's Island Park has been going strong for more than three decades ELIZABETH CAMERON/FOR METRO The artistic director of Calgary’s mainstay summer music festival believes a diverse lineup has been the key...

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