Our marquee event returns
Over the bridge and across the island, an enchanting adventure awaits at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, presented by ATB! Immerse yourself in a magical weekend of song and dance featuring artists from near and far on Prince’s Island Park, July 21–24. 🕊🎺✨
Held at Calgary's idyllic Prince’s Island Park since 1980, Calgary Folk Music Festival is one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music festivals with a national and international profile and a broad, cutting-edge programming vision.
July 21 – 24, 2022 (43rd annual)
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 perform on six 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 artwork was created by this year’s 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.