Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who has won a JUNO Award and has been certified Gold Record. His music career spans from his indie debut in 1999 to chart-topping singles in 2020. Hawksley’s work ranges from major-label international hits to indie releases deeply rooted in Canadiana. He has a collection of 17 solo records…

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Sarah Harmer

Sarah Harmer, a recognized singer-songwriter and environmental activist, has produced six acclaimed albums and is an advocate for rural land protection in Ontario. Her work, intertwining music and activism, is featured in the Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance and Change exhibition at Canadian Museum for Human Rights in partnership with Winnipeg Folk Festival. Beyond…

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Nick Lowe & Ron Sexsmith

Nick Lowe Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter. Ron Sexsmith Ron…

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Ocie Elliott

Ocie Elliott pen tunes that feel lived-in. You can hear their memories, moments, and emotions in the dusty acoustic guitars, the sparse production, and the graceful harmonies between Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy. Their experiences as a couple pour into a living and breathing vision for 21st century folk amplified by alternative nuance and unassuming…

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2023 Year in Review

Happy Holidays Another year has passed and we’re so grateful that we could share it with you! May your 2024 be filled with incredible memories, good company, and of course, great music! Keep scrolling to look back on our amazing musical year. Festival Highlights 2023 Artists Below are just SOME of the Festival favourites this…

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2024 Winnipeg Folk Festival Tickets on Sale NOW!

Get ready for the 2024 Winnipeg Folk Fest! Treat yourself or your favourite folkie to the ultimate holiday gift – tickets to the Festival from July 11-14, 2024, at the stunning Birds Hill Park. Last year, we had sellouts across the board, so you don’t want to miss out! Purchase Tier 1 tickets online at…

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Postponed – Allison Russell with Aysanabee

Postponed due to weather, hold on to your tickets until further notice. Allison Russell’s second album, The Returner, is a powerful expression of Black liberation and self-respect. Recorded with an all-female musical collective called The Rainbow Coalition, the album showcases Allison’s immense talent and features special guests Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, and Hozier. With a…

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Feist

Leslie Feist had a busy decade. Her album Let It Die won a Juno award in 2004, and her album The Reminder in 2007 earned her four Grammy nominations, six Juno wins, and the Shortlist Music Prize. She also taught on Sesame Street. Feist made her Saturday Night Live debut, toured the world, collaborated with…

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Jeremie Albino with Benjamin Dakota Rogers

Jeremie Albino’s grainy ballads are inflected with a joyous tenor that has found him a distinct space in the world of Americana, folk, blues, and country. Reimagining the image of the lonesome wanderer, his music is rooted in the instant when everyone in a room experiences the same moment in a multitude of different ways—embodying…

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Funk the Halls feat. The Funk Hunters with Maddy O’Neal

In a sea of carbon-copy producers, The Funk Hunters have cultivated their signature sound by creating forward-thinking electronic music that is influenced by old school funk, soul and hip-hop. As longtime friends, collaborators, and multi-dimensional artists, Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith’s chemistry is perfectly aligned. Middleton steers the band’s studio efforts, having produced, co-written, and…

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