The festival’s programming format, lovingly referred to as a series of ‘arranged marriages,’ creates rare, wonderful opportunities for artists to meet and collaborate. These collaborative sessions group disparate artists loosely by themes, encouraging them to collaborate on each other’s material, creating coveted once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for audiences and artists alike.
The full schedule for the Calgary Folk Music Festival is now available. Here are just a few highlights:
Saturday July 28 • 10:30 am
Four amazing women with four amazing voices: Cold Specks, Lindi Ortega, Little Scream and Abigail Washburn
Smoking in the Noise Room
Saturday July 28 • 2:05 pm
A quartet of troubadours: The Barr Brothers, Jim White, John Doe and Calgary’s own The Magnetic North
Tech No Prisoners
Sunday July 29 • 12:55 pm
A variety of artists exploring the outer edge of electronic folk: Mercedes Peon, Shad, Shooglenifty, Rae Spoon
Invasion of the Booty Snatchers
Sunday July 29 • 1:55 pm
A funk dance party with hot guitar and bass: Blitz the Ambassador, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos, Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Identity
The full schedule is available at www.calgaryfolkfest.com/artists/schedule. Visit online, and build your own MyFolkFest schedule, easily managed on the web or by any smart phone.
Tickets are still available for every festival day, including adult 4-day passes. There are a limited number of Saturday tickets left as of today, and once Saturday is at capacity, 4-day passes will no longer be for sale.