Defrost those winter blues: Block Heater returns February 15-17, 2024
Get cozy as we bring marquee musical artists to Calgary
Get ready to celebrate, sing and dance with old and new friends! Don't miss the musical magic this coming February as we welcome artists from near and far to our beautiful city. There's a show for everyone: whether you're a diehard folk music fanatic, a hip-hop head, a neo-soul enthusiast or just looking to get down and have a good time, Block Heater will reignite your soul this winter. Check out our lineup and schedule and plan your fest.
Relax and unwind at the Big Rock Festival Bar 🍻🎶
New to the festival this year is the Big Rock Festival Bar at the Royal Canadian Legion #1. Cozy up with folk friends before and after Block Heater performances with this free-to-enter lounge space. No ticket required! Featuring a live DJ and all the familiar sights, sounds and tastes courtesy of our friends at Big Rock.
Sorry little ones, this space is 18+ only. Stop by for a bevvy and a few laughs with your pals before (or after) your next musical adventure.
🍺 Big Rock Festival Bar
⏰️ 5:00PM–12:00AM, February 16-17
📍 The Royal Canadian Legion 1
Celebrating nine years of Block Heater
Our little winter festival is growing up so fast! Explore our rich and dynamic musical history and check out our past lineups.
2024 artist-in-residence: Peter Moller
We are thrilled to present the work of Peter Moller, who has run Egg Press Co., a graphic and sound design establishment, since 1976. He has been involved as a graphic designer with the Calgary Folk Festival for a ridiculously long time.
He’s also had the great fortune to have played the Festival a number of times with Kris Demeanor and his Crack Band, Kim Barlow, Great Uncle Bull plus a wild, wonderful day playing with Gil Scott Heron on his Festival visit in 1999. As a long time folkie and design partner, Peter's work perfectly captures the colorful history of the festival and its contemporary context as one of Calgary's most treasured musical events.