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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Allison Russell with Aysanabee

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 rhythm-first, genre-fluid approach, The Returner exceeds expectations and solidifies Allison Russell as…

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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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JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show

The JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show is back and in person! This annual celebration has become a heart-warming tradition for so many Manitobans and we are thrilled to have this beloved show return to the Burton Cummings Theatre. A message from JP Hoe: “Our humble event has taken on a life of its own;…

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The Rural Alberta Advantage with Julianna Riolino

Standing room only. Limited accessible seating available.  The Rise & The Fall is the fifth studio album from award winning, charged folk-rock trio The Rural Alberta Advantage. It is the first album featuring the return of original band member, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Amy Cole alongside Paul Banwatt (drums) and Nils Edenloff (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard).…

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Tim Baker with Matt Holubowski – SOLD OUT

Accessibility Information Assigned seating. Tim Baker has come a long way to be with you. He’s come from the far, rocky, northeastern shores of Newfoundland. He’s come from the deep songwriting tradition of that island. He’s come from over 12 years of touring, writing and recording, with his former band Hey Rosetta! And he’s come…

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