The Calgary Folk Music Festival returns July 27-30
We're hard at work planning your next adventure at the Calgary Folk Music Festival in 2023.
The 44th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival will be held July 27-30, 2023, powered by ATB. Stay tuned for our latest ticket announcements coming in the spring!
July 27-30, 2023
July 25-28, 2024
July 24-27, 2025
July 23-26, 2026
A magical weekend in the heart of Calgary
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. See the full artwork at our lineup reveal.
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.