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)



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.


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, she colours outside the lines with anthemic, 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, releasing her critically acclaimed debut, the apropos-named New Kind of Outlaw November 2020. It charms with a yee-haw agenda anthem, a touching ode to her grandmother, a unique and disarming rendition of The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” and conjures a rural highway trailer bar.  Her powerful warm voice guides orchestration featuring piano, syncopated electric guitar, paced banjo, fiddle and steel guitar, all with a healing self-reflection.

A group of four, three women and one man, smile and pose around a black leather couch. The woman centre front wears a cat print outfit and holds a green dial telephone.

The Lovebullies

Don't let the sequins and sparkles blind you for too long or you might miss out on some of the many on-stage high jinks 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 third and most recent album, Friend, will be released in 2021 and pays homage to fifth member, Kevin Herring, who injected rockabilly twang and guitar grit into The Lovebullies for many a year before having to depart to The Great Gig in the Sky. Like backcombing a new beehive, the band has teased their sound into a slightly different doo, singing even louder into their hairbrushes while the downstairs neighbours bang on the ceiling with a mop handle. Better turn it up a notch, drown out that knocking.