CFMF at Pride: B!G Art Drive-In

September 3rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CFMF at Pride: B!G Art Drive-In

B!G Art Drive-In


$0-$100 (Pay-what-you-can)


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We’re very excited to announce that we are partnering with the B!G Art Drive-In and Calgary Pride with an live outdoor concert on Sept 3. The Calgary Folk Festival is committed to the inclusion of 2SLGBTQ+ artists and we can't wait for you to join us for a fantastic evening of live music and love!

The CFMF at Pride program includes three enticing Canadian artists – Wares, D'orjay the Singing Shaman, and The Lovebullies – live in concert!

Tickets are pay-what-you-can, and sold per car (up to five people). There are also limited patios available (up to 10 adults)!

Door time: 5:00 PM (MT)

Show time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MT)


The Lovebullies

Don't let the sequins and sparkles blind you for too long or you might miss out on the many on-stage hijinks and antics that make up a Lovebullies show. The good-natured ribbing and goading is as much part of their live show as their fashion-forward 1960s-inspired sound. Their fourth and most recent album, Somewhere, was released in 2023 and pays homage to nostalgia, reckoning and the great equalizer, nature. Like backcombing a new beehive, the band has teased their sound into a slightly different, updated, elevated doo. The Lovebullies sound encompasses many inspirations: harmonies from girl groups, hip-twisting rhythms from surf rock, gritty guitar tones from early rock, and a lead vocalist whose clear tone harkens back to Dusty Springfield. The Lovebullies offer lyrically penned, thoughtfully crafted, and fearlessly delivered compositions. Shine on, crazy diamonds!


D'orjay the Singing Shaman

This ain’t your grandaddy’s country music, despite it paying homage to the classic country D’orjay The Singing Shaman grew up with in rural Alberta. And it sure as hell ain’t stadium girls-trucks-beer country. Instead, D’orjay colours outside the lines with rousing, bold blues, honky-tonk and rock-flavoured roots with a distinct queer, Black twist. A self-described late bloomer, at 35 she grabbed the mic and released her critically acclaimed 2020 debut, the appropriately named New Kind of Outlaw. Its charms are many: a yee-haw agenda anthem, a touching ode to her grandmother, a unique and disarming rendition of “One Headlight” that reanimates the ghosts living in this classic song by The Wallflowers. The whole album conjures a late night, rustic highway trailer bar. Her powerful but warm and welcoming voice guides orchestration featuring piano, syncopated electric guitar, paced banjo, fiddle and steel guitar, all with a healing self-reflection. When D’orjay sings/asks: “I love country music, will country music love me?” The answer: absolutely, YES!



Survival means something very specific to Cassia Hardy. Her 2017 self-titled debut album as Wares chronicled life as an Alberta artist and outsider. Wares’ second album, the Mint Records 2020 Polaris long listed Survival, homes in on her transition into a woman, and all the locker-room bullying, judgmental doctors’ visits, and self-doubt endured along the way. It perpetually teeters between euphoric, new-day-rising affirmations and the inescapable specter of past traumas. Hardy’s process of self-realization mirrors Wares’ transformation from an acoustic-guitar-slinging solo operation into a fiery indie-rock quartet. Her irrepressible personality abounds through loud, dreamy, rough-at-the-edges rock plus new wave, folk and synth pop explorations. From teeth rattling electric convulsions to soft-spoken acoustic refrains, the musical inflections explored by Wares are varied and enthralling.

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