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The Calgary Folk Music Festival promotional poster, featuring illustrative elements by Geneva L. Haley. The Calgary Folk Fest, presented by ATB, runs July 21-24 2022, featuring headlining performances by Allison Russell, Black Pumas, Courtney Barnett, Josh Ritter, Kevin Morby, Spoon and more.
The Calgary Folk Music Festival promotional poster, featuring illustrative elements by Geneva L. Haley. The Calgary Folk Fest, presented by ATB, runs July 21-24 2022, featuring headlining performances by Allison Russell, Black Pumas, Courtney Barnett, Josh Ritter, Kevin Morby, Spoon and more.

The 43rd annual Calgary Folk Music Festival returns to Prince's Island Park, July 21-24 2022 presented by ATB.

Your magical musical adventure awaits! Immerse yourself in an enthralling weekend of song and dance at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Our annual Festival is a four-day family-friendly cultural and musical extravaganza. featuring 70 artists from Alberta, Canada, and the world. With unpredictable mash-ups where artists collaborate in unique and unexpected ways, a tantalizing food vendor alley and arts market, the ever-popular beer gardens and so much more.


Advance tickets on sale now! Save 15% on gate prices with a full festival pass.

Your headliners include...

Spoon

First things first: it is supremely unfair to silo the Austin, TX band Spoon as an “indie rock” act. It would be more accurate (and deserved) to characterize them as simply one of the great rock a...

Decorative element for the 2022 Calgary Folk Music Festival featuring illustrations by Geneva L. Haley.
The Wood Brothers
DJ Shub Presents War Club Live
Matt Andersen
Kevin Morby
Spoon
Black Pumas
Courtney Barnett
Allison Russell
K'Naan
Josh Ritter
Watchhouse
The Wood Brothers
DJ Shub Presents War Club Live
Matt Andersen
Kevin Morby
Spoon
Black Pumas
Courtney Barnett
Allison Russell

Your headliners include...

Matt Andersen

Singer-songwriter and guitar slinger Matt Andersen always brings his A-game. Whether it’s solo and stripped down, with soaring heart felt vocals and acoustic guitar strumming, like on his latest a...

Kevin Morby

Kevin Morby’s low-key spin on urban Americana has always sounded off-the-cuff. Melding the ramshackle sound of Bob Dylan’s basement tapes, the sunny shimmer of the Laurel Canyon sound, and just a ...

Spoon

First things first: it is supremely unfair to silo the Austin, TX band Spoon as an “indie rock” act. It would be more accurate (and deserved) to characterize them as simply one of the great rock a...

Black Pumas

The alchemy of a successful musical collaboration can leave you shaking your head in wonder at times. Who would think to pair a Latin-rock guitarist who grew up on punk and hip-hop with a busker w...

Courtney Barnett

Deadpan. Dead cool. Deadly tunes. That sums up songwriter-guitarist Courtney Barnett. Deadpan – well, listen to her sing, “the paramedic thinks I’m clever ‘cause I play guitar, I think she’s cleve...

Allison Russell

So much beauty born of so much pain. On Allison Russell’s first solo album – Outside Child – she sings stories about her harrowing teenage years in Montreal – poverty, homelessness and abuse at th...

K'Naan

"The “Wavin’ Flag” hitmeister from the 2010 FIFA World Cup was never an easy fit in global pop success. He preferred to rap about the hard truths and memories from the harsh Mogadishu of his youth...

Josh Ritter

Wordsmith a fitting and well-deserved honorific for Josh Ritter, named by Paste Magazine in 2006 as ‘one of the 100 greatest living songwriters’ for his deep, expressive voice, keen wit and evocat...

Watchhouse

Watchhouse understands the merits of simplicity, that leaving things out makes space to invite wonder and intrigue inside. Formed in North Carolina as Mandolin Orange in 2009 by songwriter Andrew ...

The Wood Brothers

Multi-instrumentalists Chris and Oliver Wood’s music reveals the power of sibling musical attraction after spending 15 years pursuing separate careers. Brother Chris gained legions of fans as the ...

DJ Shub Presents War Club Live

Social activism and a feverish dance party make for a tantalizing combination and Dan “DJ Shub” General is the grand marshal we nominate to lead this jubilant parade. Shub is a true original: a ti...

Matt Andersen

Singer-songwriter and guitar slinger Matt Andersen always brings his A-game. Whether it’s solo and stripped down, with soaring heart felt vocals and acoustic guitar strumming, like on his latest a...

Kevin Morby

Kevin Morby’s low-key spin on urban Americana has always sounded off-the-cuff. Melding the ramshackle sound of Bob Dylan’s basement tapes, the sunny shimmer of the Laurel Canyon sound, and just a ...

Spoon

First things first: it is supremely unfair to silo the Austin, TX band Spoon as an “indie rock” act. It would be more accurate (and deserved) to characterize them as simply one of the great rock a...

Black Pumas

The alchemy of a successful musical collaboration can leave you shaking your head in wonder at times. Who would think to pair a Latin-rock guitarist who grew up on punk and hip-hop with a busker w...

Countdown to the Folk Fest!

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Decorative element for the 2022 Calgary Folk Music Festival featuring illustrations by Geneva L. Haley.
The crowd gathers at Prince's Island Park for the Calgary Folk Music Festival as the sun sets behind the trees

Say no to FOMO ⁠— your perfect summer weekend awaits 🌤️

A large crowd stand in front of the mainstage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival while an artist performs in the waning light of the evening.
A large crowd stand in front of the mainstage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival while an artist performs in the waning light of the evening.

The last time we were all together was magic 😍

After three years of waiting, your dream summer festival is just around the corner.

We can't wait to make new memories with you on the island again this summer.

Decorative element for the 2022 Calgary Folk Music Festival featuring illustrations by Geneva L. Haley.

Volunteer opportunities still open!

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is back in action for the 2022 season, and we want you on our team! This year, we are looking for nearly 1,800 volunteers to help us build, maintain, and support the event. Only a few spots remain to volunteer! Don't delay and sign up today!

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Orville Peck is pictured against a pink flamingo wallpaper. He stares into the camera from behind his signature fringed mask and cowboy hat. Photo Credit: Carlos Santolalla

Orville Peck live at the Palace Theatre, Aug 3

Aug 3, 2022 · The Palace Theatre

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The National with Bartees Strange

Aug 7, 2022 · Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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Wilco live at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Sep 23, 2022 · Southern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium

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The Bros. Landreth live at Festival Hall

Oct 22, 2022 · Festival Hall

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Anchor's Up Tour: Fortunate Ones, Old Man Luedecke, The Once (Nov 21)

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Orville Peck is pictured against a pink flamingo wallpaper. He stares into the camera from behind his signature fringed mask and cowboy hat. Photo Credit: Carlos Santolalla

Orville Peck live at the Palace Theatre, Aug 3

Aug 3, 2022 · The Palace Theatre

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The National with Bartees Strange

Aug 7, 2022 · Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

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