Edmonton Folk Music Festival is here and we are excited about the festival like never before. This will be the second festival after 2020 one was canceled due to Covid. The Festival also signals the pandemic being a thing but it is still better to exercise caution. The festivals do not just offer music for entertainment, it’s a given there will be food but that is not all.
You will find albums and covers of the performing artist. The archived collection of past artists and their photographs while performing, and if you are lucky you might even discover new artists to follow and listen to.
Performers at Edmonton Folk Music Festival
Every year musicians from all around the world come to perform at Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the artists performing this year are. Abigail Lapell, Allison Russell, Altameda, Amos Garrett & the Festival House Band, Anna Tivel, Bailen, BOMBINO, Bonny Light Horseman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Carmanah, Caroline Spence, Cat Clyde, Catherine MacLellan, Cedric Burnside, Celeigh Cardinal, Claire Lynch, De Temps Antan, Debashish Bhattacharya, Dobet Gnahoré, Ian Noe, Jenie Thai, Jeremie Albino, Jeremy Dutcher, Joe Henry, Joe Purdy, Jon and Roy, KALEO, Katie Pruitt, Kevin Morby, Kobo Town, La Doña, Larkin Poe, Locarno, Lord Huron, Lúnasa, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier, Matt Andersen, Mick Flannery, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Ocie Elliott, Old Crow Medicine Show, Orville Peck
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, School of Song (Amanda Penner, Emmet Michael, Lindon Carter, Wyatt C. Louis), Sherman Holmes and Andreas Werner, Sierra Ferrell, Steve Dawson, Steve Marriner, Sunny War, Susan O’Neill, The Legendary Ingramettes, The National, The War On Drugs, The Weather Station, Tony Furtado, Tony McManus, Tré Burt, and William Prince.
Most events occur on the last two days of the festival. The first two days are for roaming around, getting into the feel of the festival, and seeing what the Edmonton Folk Music Festival is about. The upcoming schedule is as follows:
August 4th Thursday (Day 1 of Edmonton Folk Music Festival)
Not many performances on the first day. You can come, relax and enjoy your time with family and friends. Take your time to learn about the festival
Main Stage: William Prince at 6:45 pm, KALEO at 8:10 pm, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweat at 9:45 pm.
5th August Friday (Day 2 of Edmonton Folk Music Festival)
Main stage: The War On Drugs at 9:00 pm and Orville Peck at 10:50 pm.
Stage 1: Performances are Porch and Torch Songs at 6:00 pm, and Kobo Townat 7:25 pm.
Stage 2: Influences at 6:00 pm, and Tré Burt at 7:30 pm.
Stage 3: Jeremy Dutcher at 6:00 pm, and In The Tradition at 7:30 pm
Stage 5: Nikamowin at 6:00 pm, and School of Song (Amanda Penner, Emmet Michael, Lindon Carter, Wyatt C. Louis) at 7:20 pm.
Stage 6: Locarno at 6:00 pm, and Common Ground at 7:30 pm
Stage 7: Celeigh Cardinal at 6:00 pm, and Carmanah at 7:30 pm
6th August Saturday ( Day 3 of Edmonton Folk Music Festival)
Main Stage: Katie Pruitt at 2:00 pm, Larkin Poe at 6:50 pm, Mary Chapin Carpenter at 8:00 pm, Allison Russell at 9:20 pm, and The National at 10:40 pm.
Stage 1: Sonidos Soleados at 11:00 am, Jenie Thai at 12:30 pm, Sherman Holmes and Andreas Werner at 3:05 pm, Cedric Burnside at 4:35 pm, and Oh Endless Time at 5:45 pm.
Stage 2: The Song Remains the Same at 11:00 AM, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at 12:40 pm, Mick Flannery at 3:05 pm, Abigail Lapell at 4:30 pm, and Susan O’Neill at 5:45 pm.
Stage 3: Between The Lines at 11:00 AM, Ocie Elliott at 12:35 pm, A Sense of Place at 3:05 pm, On a String at 4:20 pm, and Mary Gauthier at 5:45 pm.
Stage 5: Master Class at 11:00 am, Lúnasa at 12:35 pm, Claire Lynch at 3:05 pm, Atlantic Crossing at 4:25 pm, and Joe Henry at 5:45 pm.
Stage 6: ‘After It All’ at 11:00 am, ‘If Wishes Were Changes’ at 12:35 pm, Song Catchers at 3:05 pm, Bonny Light Horseman at 4:25 pm, and Kevin Morby at 5:40 pm.
Stage 7: Hearts and Bones at 11:00 AM, Catherine MacLellan at 12:35 pm, Steve Dawson at 3:05 pm, Sunny War at 4:25 pm, and Tony McManus at 5:40 pm.
7th August Sunday ( Last Day of The Festival)
Main Stage Matt Andersen at 2:00 pm, Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill at 7:00 pm, Old Crow Medicine Show at 8:15 pm, Lord Huron at 9:40 pm, and Finale at 10:55 pm.
Stage 1 Earthbound at 11:15 AM, Altameda at 12:50 pm, Jeremie Albino at 3:05 pm, BOMBINO at 4:25 pm, and Katie Pruitt at 5:45 pm.
Stage 2 Message to the Future at 11:00 am, Steve Marriner at 12:35 pm, Sierra Ferrell at 3:05 pm, Caroline Spence at 4:25 pm, and Tony Furtado at 5:45 pm.
Stage 3 The Legendary Ingramettes at 11:30 am, Sing Out at 12:20 pm, Dobet Gnahoré at 3:05 pm, Joe Purdy at 4:25 pm, and Wanderlust at 5:45 pm.
Stage 5 ‘Community’ at 11:00 am, De Temps Antan at 12:35 pm, And This Is What I Learned at 3:05 pm, Debashish Bhattacharya at 4:30 pm, and One World at 5:50 pm.
Stage 6 Kings of String at 11:00 am, My Guiding Lights at 12:30 pm, The Weather Station at 3:05 pm, Lessons Learned at 4:30 pm, and Peaks and Valleys at 5:50 pm.
Stage 7 Bailen at 11:30 AM, Anna Tivel at 12:45 pm, Jon & Roy at 3:05 pm, Kiely Connell at 4:20 pm, and Cat Clyde at 5:45 pm.
Edmonton Folk Music Festival is lax when it comes to distributing tickets, putting it mildly. The tickets are cheap due to the free volunteer work. Moreover, tickets are free for kids age 11 and below, while adults aged 80 and above also don’t require to purchase. The festival also understands those with a certain age gap may not be able to purchase the ticket. As such, people between the age of 65 to 79 can talk to staff if they are financially burdened
Edmonton Folk Music Festival has archived the gallery on their Flickr page for people to look at past events and see for themselves how the event looks and what the vibe of the overall festival is.
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival has a variety of performers every year. And these people are not the same ones every year. You can check their website to see if your favorite from the globe made it to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. They have archives of the information in a single place for easy navigation of them. The list goes all the way back to 1980, the year festival started.