Update on Winnipeg Folk Festival’s August Events

This summer we had hoped to gather among the trees, under the sun and in person for three beautiful evenings of live music on August 13, 14 and 15, 2021 at our favourite place in Birds Hill Park. Unfortunately, we are sad to announce that with so much uncertainty around the future impact of the…

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Folk in the City: Live at The Burt

  The Winnipeg Folk Festival is thrilled to present Folk in the City: Live at the Burt in partnership with True North Streaming. These four free online shows will take place March 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 7 PM CT as part of the Manitoba Government’s Safe at Home Manitoba. Folk in the City: Live at the Burt will feature incredible local talent…

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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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