Andy Shauf

Andy Shauf is known for his storytelling prowess in albums like The Party and The Neon Skyline. In his latest release, Norm, Shauf evolves his style, crafting complex narratives and melodies with a darker edge. The album was produced solo in his garage studio during the pandemic, with Shauf playing every instrument and incorporating synths…

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Ruby Waters

Her sound is similar to her journey – eclectic, always evolving, and unfeigned. Hailing from the small town of Shelburne, Ontario and born to two artists, Ruby was immersed in a musician’s world at a young age.

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Donovan Woods with Billianne

Donovan Woods, known for his blend of folk, country, and pop, has seen his profile rise with the success of his recent album “Without People,” which led to him opening for Gaslight Anthem. Now, his forthcoming album “Things Were Never Good If They’re Not Good Now” delves deeper into his emotions, exploring the complexities of…

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2024 Winnipeg Folk Festival Lineup Announced!

Song: “Can’t Stop the Rain” by Neal Francis Animation by Tripwire Media Group / Artwork by Roberta Landreth We’re excited to announce the full lineup for the 2024 Winnipeg Folk Festival! Get ready to enjoy performances by Mt. Joy, Orville Peck, Lucinda Williams, Band of Horses, Shakey Graves, Noah Cyrus, The Tallest Man on Earth, Joy…

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Welcome New Executive Director Valerie Shantz

We are thrilled to announce that Valerie Shantz will be taking the lead as our new Executive Director. With her extensive experience in arts and higher education administration, she is poised to bring a fresh perspective and strategic insights to the Festival.   Shantz’s connection to the Winnipeg Folk Festival runs deep. She attended the…

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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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