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Calgary Folk Music Festival

The Calgary Folk Music Festival returns July 25-28, 2024

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.

The holiday ticket sale has ended. Thank you to everyone who got their pass early! Stay tuned for your next chance to save on summer tickets in mid-March.

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: 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.

Lucius performing on the mainstage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival
Food vendor alley at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Golden hour a the food vendor alley at the Calgary Folk Music Festival as attendees browse the food trucks.
Buffy Saint Marie at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
A large crowd gives a standing ovation to a collaborative artist session at the Calgary Folk Music Festival
Lucius performing on the mainstage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival
Food vendor alley at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Artist highlights

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.

Folk Fest volunteers smile and laugh at the 2022 Calgary Folk Fest

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! Stay tuned for more volunteer updates throughout the year as we begin recruiting for this year's festival.

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