John Wort Hannam and Amelie Patterson live streamed from artsPlace

Wednesday, June 10, 2020


If you’re missing live music like us, we’ve got good news for you! The Canmore Folk Music Festival is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the National Arts Centre for an unforgettable show, live-streamed from artsPlace Canmore. Tune in on Thursday, June 18th at 7:30 pm MDT to watch Amelie Patterson and John Wort Hannam perform.

Amelie Patterson is a musician and songwriter from the Bow Valley. Her alt-folk sound and captivating stage presence work together to both enchant and intrigue her audience. Both edgy and comforting, you’ll flow between wanting to hop up to dance and wanting to close your eyes to simply take it in. Amelie puts on a can’t-miss show every single time she steps on stage and she is just one of the two powerhouses gracing the stage (or screen) at Thursday’s event.

John Wort Hannam is a roots/folk musician who quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Now, 18 years later, he’s pulled in a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year. With a new band, a new song, and a ton of new songs, he knows just how to keep his fans on their toes and on their feet. You’ll adore his sound and he so perfectly compliments Amelie Patterson’s sound. These two acts will make for an outstanding evening that you can tune into from wherever your heart desires.

If you’re wondering how one consumes a live stream concert, we’re here to help. All you need to do is look out for our Facebook live link on social media the day of. Beyond that, you can do whatever you like.

Invite a few loved ones over for a backyard fire and screening session, throw on the show while you make dinner with your family, drop a hotspot to your computer so you can watch in the park, or post up with a cold drink to enjoy some music.

You can even pull out the tarps and lawn chairs in your yard for that folkie vibe you’ve been missing.

A huge thank you to Facebook and NAC, Socan Foundation, Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Canada Heritage and to our presenting sponsor TD Bank. It wouldn’t be possible without you.

Let’s kick off this summer right with live music and good company.



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