Calgary’s annual folk festival took place this past weekend, and as per usual did not disappoint. The 4-day festival included over 70 artists across 5 stages. The stages were scattered throughout beautiful Prince’s Island Park in the heart of downtown Calgary. Festival goers could download an app, star their favourite artists and receive notifications minutes prior to that artist’s performance, making sure anyone could get the most out of their experience.
I have been to many music festivals, and year after year folk fest proves to be the most convenient, versatile and well organized. On site you can find water stations to fill your water bottles, many, many volunteers ready to assist you in any way you need, a first aid tent equipped with anything you may need for free, beer gardens, food trucks, the most respectful people I’ve ever come across, a kids area, and of course topped off with the most incredible music. What more could you ask for?
This year some of the artists on taking the stages included Leeroy Stagger, Copperhead, Reuben and the Dark, Shovels and Rope, Ben Caplan, Stars, Lee Ann Womack and main stage headliners Joe Jackson, A Tribe Called Red and Bahamas, just to name a few.
After such an incredible weekend I’m already counting down the days until folk fest 2019. If you have not yet experienced the festival I highly suggest you do, I promise you won’t regret it.
I want to give a huge thank you to all the organizers and volunteers for all the hard work and dedication making folk fest what it is! Keep it up!! See you in 2019!
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I’m Heather Young. I am 29 years old and from Calgary. I’m the mother of a 6 year old boy and I work with children as a developmental assistant. I have always had a passion for writing and music so working for Canadian Beats is right up my alley. I love every genre of music as long as it catches my attention, it’s on my playlist, from rap to country. When I’m not working or writing I love to spend time outside with my son playing games or going for walks.