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Volunteer Registration is LIVE!

January 27, 2020

Interested in a volunteer position with the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year? Now’s the time to let us know! We want volunteering at the Winnipeg Folk Festival to be something you love to do. By doing what you love, you can inspire and awaken the hearts of others to do the same. Not only are…

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2020 Winnipeg Folk Fest Tickets On Sale NOW!

December 2, 2019

Give the folkie in your life the best gift this winter with a 2020 Winnipeg Folk Fest ticket! Four incredible days of music, camping and fun with friends and family happening July 9 – 12, 2020 at our beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park home. Starting today, you can buy tickets at Early Bird Prices online and over the…

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Shanley Spence – 2019 Winnipeg Folk Fest Session

October 17, 2019

Shanley Spence – Hoop Dance Darryl Buck – Music Filmed by Julie Epp, Jen Doerksen, Quincy Houdayer Edited by Winnipeg Folk Festival

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Relive the 2019 Winnipeg Folk Fest

September 10, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out and made this the best Folk Fest yet! See you July 9-12, 2020! Music: The Lone Bellow “Time’s Always Leaving” Thanks to our videographers Jen Doerksen, Julie Epp, Spencer Stanley, Joey Senft, Destiny Gulewich, Quincy Houdayer.

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RIP Mitch Podolak

August 26, 2019

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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Thank You

July 15, 2019

THANK YOU! This year, we exceeded 76,000 attendees to have the best attended four-day festival in our history! We couldn’t be the festival that we are without the help of our 2,800+ volunteers, artists, vendors, funders, sponsors, donors and all of you in attendance – so thank you all for making last weekend a truly…

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Wilco

January 23, 2019

March 11, 20208:00 pm Centennial Concert Hall $55-$75 Advance plus fees TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE at centennialconcerthall.com Throughout the past two-plus decades Wilco has won multiple Grammy Awards, released ten studio albums, as well as a trio of albums with Billy Bragg penning music to lyrics by Woody Guthrie. They have founded their own record label…

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Concert: Geoffroy

January 21, 2019

Geoffroy Tuesday, February 25, 8:00 PM The Good Will – Social Club $17.50 Advance plus fees TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Montreal-based singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Geoffroy makes a point, in both life and music, to weave a tale with his words; one that asks audiences to dig deep. Following his EP Soaked in Gold (2015), Geoffroy released…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Receives Clearwater Award

February 15, 2018

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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