Survey – September 2021

COVID-19 has been challenging for many arts organizations including ours and we are so thankful for your support through these unusual times. As we look ahead and plan for 2022, we’d appreciate your feedback on how we can prepare for the best Fest yet! This is our third COVID-era survey and our second of 2021. The landscape has changed a lot since we…

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Celebrate the Return of Live Music!

Fall is upon us which means we’re back to once again partnering with our favourite local venues to bring live music back to our community. Throughout the pandemic, artists have been innovative in continuing to reach their fans with the hopes of one day returning to in-person shows. Now is the time to show your…

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RIP Mitch Podolak

We are incredibly saddened to share that our founder Mitch Podolak has passed away. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. More than one of our founders, he was a father, a friend, a leader, a mentor, a true visionary. We owe so much of who we are to him. Our heartfelt condolences…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Receives Clearwater Award

Winnipeg Folk Festival Sawatzky photo

Last night, the Winnipeg Folk Festival was named the recipient of the 2018 Clearwater Award at the International Folk Music Awards held in Kansas City, Missouri. This honour is given to a festival that prioritizes environmental stewardship and demonstrates public leadership in sustainable event production. The International Folk Music Awards are the premier presentation of folk music…

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