Calgary Folk Music Festival returns July 25-28, 2024
Thank you for making the 44th annual Calgary Folk Music, powered by ATB, such a success!
See you next year!
Our 45th anniversary is going to be a BIG one! We can't wait to make more beautiful memories with you for our milestone anniversary. Stay tuned for our upcoming holiday sale in December.
Future festival dates:
2024: July 25 - 28
2025: July 24 -27
2026: July 23 - 26
The perfect musical island escape awaits!
The annual Festival is a four-day family-friendly cultural and musical extravaganza. Featuring 70 artists from Alberta, Canada, and the world performing on five daytime and two evening stages in concerts and sessions — unpredictable mash-ups where artists collaborate in unique and unexpected ways, sharing songs and stories. It’s a destination event and essential community gathering for 53,000 Calgarians and tourists, run by 2,000 community volunteers.
Artist in residence: Geneva L. Haley
Calgary Folk Music Festival's 2022-2023 artwork was created by our artist-in-residence, central Alberta illustrator and designer Geneva L. Haley. With her whimsical storytelling through illustration, Haley created a portal to an enchanting and dreamlike world on Prince's Island Park — perfectly matching the Festival's charming and adventurous spirit.
It’s a genre-bending affair that cleverly unites roots, world and indie icons and upstarts from around the globe. Some artists the Festival has programmed include: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Sheila E., Joe Jackson, Alabama Shakes, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris, Michael Kiwanuka, David Byrne, Father John Misty, Gillian Welch, Kris Kristofferson, St. Vincent, Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Lucinda Williams.
Thank you volunteers!
A HUGE thank you to our volunteers, whose smiling faces welcomed our folkies in and took took care of them all weekend 👏👏👏 None of this would be possible with you!