Don’t Miss Future Folk Sensations – Or The Chance To Be One
Each year the Winnipeg Folk Festival presents the STINGRAY Young Performers Program during the Festival weekend showcasing young talent from across Canada, the US and abroad.
The program hosts upwards of 35 multi-talented youth musicians aged 14-24. Participants spend a day in sessions with mentors chosen from the Festival’s lineup, crafting and perfecting their songs and a second day performing on stage in front of a Folk Fest audience.
Countless talented artists have graced the Young Performers stage since its beginning in 2000 and many have gone on to perform as part of our Festival lineup and even on our Main Stage; artists such as Brandy Zdan, Cara Luft, Crooked Brothers, Daniel Champagne, Del Barber, Richard Inman and Sweet Alibi.
Past Mentors Include
Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas)
Ann Louise Genest
Cassie & Maggie
David Wax & Suz Slezak
John K. Samson
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
Michael Jermome Brown
Oh My Darling
Old Man Luedecke
Ruth Moody & Heather Masse (Wailin’ Jennys)
Sarah Lee Guthrie
Suzie Ungerleider (Oh Susanna)
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