Defrost those winter blues: Block Heater returns February 15-17, 2024
Watch your worries melt away this winter with the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater, from February 15-17, 2024, powered by ATB.
We've been gassing up the perfect cozy weekend to get your musical engines revving. Indoors and outdoors, downtown and just over the river: Block Heater is the family-friendly musical escape you've been waiting for. You’ll be over the moon and singing amongst the stars with our sizzling lineup of 27 artists from across the globe.
Plug in and recharge with 12 events across seven venue. Block Heater is the premier choose-your-own musical adventure of the season.
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.
We love our volunteers!
Our volunteer team helps to bring the heat all festival long. From door crews, artist liason, social media, photography and so much more. Returning volunteers: check your inbox! We'll be in touch. 💙
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.