Festival News

2020 Winnipeg Folk Festival – Cancelled

April 14, 2020

Dear Winnipeg Folk Fest Friends, We’re absolutely heartbroken to announce that due to the COVID-19 situation, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 47th edition of the Winnipeg Folk Festival scheduled for July 9 to 12, 2020. We care about you and your health, first and foremost, and we cannot plan and deliver the…

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Support Small Businesses

March 23, 2020

In addition to supporting musical artists through these difficult times please remember to also support small businesses. Below is a list of some of our 2020 food vendors and artisans who are still open for business in some capacity. Please note that this information is subject to change. Food Vendors For our full list of…

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Support Winnipeg Folk Fest & McNally Robinson Booksellers

February 26, 2020

We’re so grateful that so many of you asked to buy merchandise to support us this year. We were incredibly excited to work with McNally Robinson Booksellers this summer on our Music, Merch, and More store but, we’ll have to wait until 2021 for that. Until then, you can support both us and McNally Robinson by purchasing…

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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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