Block Heater

Photo by Melanie Boisvert.
Photo by Melanie Boisvert.

Presented by ATB

Calgary Folk Fest's Block Heater
February 22 – 23, 2019

Festival Hall • Studio Bell • the King Eddy • the New Central Library

Artist announcement and lineup coming soon!

Since 2016, the Calgary Folk Music Festival has hosted Block Heater in mid-February. It’s a magical weekend with concerts, collaborative sessions and film from some 25 Albertan, Canadian and international favourite, and soon-to-be-favourite, roots, blues, world music and indie artists.

This winter music extravaganza has taken place around the vibrant historic Inglewood neighbourhood at Festival Hall, the Ironwood Stage and Grill, Lantern Church and Alexandra Dance Centre. In 2018 it expanded into Studio Bell and the King Eddy, partnering with the National Music Centre to create a veritable festival-in-a-box with one ticket providing access to four concurrent stages across three floors at the National Music Centre’s new home. Audience members revelled in performances while exploring Canada’s most enticing music hub’s exhibitions and lounge spaces. This will continue in future years.

Artists that have performed over Block Heater’s history include: Alejandro Escovedo, Frazey Ford, DJ Shub, Hayes Carll, Reuben and the Dark, Iris Dement, Iskwé, Justin Townes Earle, Ndidi O, Kobo Town, Leonard Sumner, C.R. Avery, Mariel Buckley, Phil Cook, Elliott BROOD, The Dead South, Dojo Workhorse, NQ Arbuckle, Gabrielle Papillon, Sargeant & Comrade, Begonia, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, Delhi 2 Dublin, Begonia, Dan Bern, Steve Poltz and many more.