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2021 Mentorship Project – Applications Now Open

Canmore Folk Festival ADF Mentorship Project There are 5 spots available for local Bow Valley artists/musicians (Lake Louise to Stoney Nakoda Nation). We will have 5 well established touring artists working with those selected. The project will start with a virtual zoom style workshop day in early September with topics… Continue Reading

44th Annual Canmore Folk Festival Swag

  This year’s Folk Fest merch just dropped and we are so excited to share it all with you! Pre-orders are officially open now till Monday, July 5th! Be sure to act fast and have your merch delivered before the folk festival weekend! We have a wide variety of shirts,… Continue Reading

Canmore Folk DIY Online Festival presented by TD

  Join us this summer for the Canmore Folk DIY Online Festival presented by TD.  We are bringing you a unique website with concerts, workshops, a family area, and an artisan and food vendor area.  Decide for yourself what to watch and when to watch!  The website goes live on… Continue Reading

Canmore Folk Music Festival – Cancellation

Folkies, After much deliberation and consultation with our governing bodies, it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2021 Canmore Folk Festival.  We are as heartbroken as you are.   Although many things are looking positive, there’s still too much uncertainty and risk for us to plan a full in-person event. When weighing… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays from the Canmore Folk Festival Team

  As we approach the holiday season, it’s an excellent time for reflection on the year that passed. I think we stand with everyone when we say “goodbye and good riddance to 2020”.    On April 21st, we announced the cancellation of the 2020 festival. Shattered and disappointed, we immediately… Continue Reading

Steve and Coco’s Secret Fort – November 17th 2020

Join Steve Poltz and Coco Love Alcorn on November 17th, 2020 @ 7pm MT  (6pm west coast, 9pm Toronto) for a special night of music, laughs and forts. Hang on to your hats folks because this is a show you don’t want to miss. Lots of spontaneity, gaiety, schmayety, and laughter…. Continue Reading

Retro Reel Playlist

  Take a trip back to the early days of the Canmore Folk Festival, with selected artists from 1978 -1999     Sit back and relax as you’re guided on a musical journey through 3 decades of performers who graced the stage of the CFMF. Enjoy the likes of Valdy,… Continue Reading

That’s A Wrap: Contest Winners & ‘Almost’ Festival Round Up

That’s a wrap on our “Almost” Festival Weekend It’s often said that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, we think it takes a community to nurture a festival. If it weren’t for our outstanding community, our “Almost” festival wouldn’t have been possible. With that, a heartfelt thank… Continue Reading

Folk Fest 2020: ‘Caught On Paws’ T-Shirt Contest 

Folk Fest 2020: ‘Caught On Paws’ T-Shirt Contest    Hey, folkies! Can you believe it’s almost that time? Festival week is rapidly approaching and we want to make sure you have all of the details on how to get involved, near or far. For years folkies have been sporting Canmore… Continue Reading

The (Almost) Folk Festival 2020 Programming: Here’s What You Need To Know

  Back in April, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Canmore Folk Music Festival. Though, with that announcement, we also made a promise: to come together to share music and celebration with all of you this summer. Today we’re excited to announce just that! It’s different, without… Continue Reading