Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home

With the actual festival being cancelled this summer we know many hearts are broken, including ours so we set out in search of a way to celebrate our amazing community which includes you as well as our volunteers, sponsors, donors and of course the artists both past and present.

We have been working very hard and are so excited to bring you Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home presented by Assiniboine Credit Union and Bell MTS. We will virtually transport you to Birds Hill Provincial Park for a night of music on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7 PM. Enjoy performances from Sheryl Crow, Tash Sultana, Alan Doyle, Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy, William Prince and so many more. Check out the full lineup here!

There are two ways to watch the stream:

Presented by:

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Location

Got a backyard? Balcony? Cabin? Campsite? Living room? GREAT! Those are all perfect places to have a Folk Fest at Home gathering with family and/or friends. Get a laptop, a TV or maybe you even have a projector to watch. Then find the best way for you to stream and enjoy the live event either on Facebook or YouTube!

How to Watch Directly on Your Device

Watch on YouTube

You can bookmark the link below and pull it up on Saturday for showtime:

https://youtu.be/PxyVqtl317E

To turn on closed captions, click on the Subtitles/Closed Captions button located at the bottom right corner of the video on your device.

Watch on Facebook

You can bookmark the link below and pull it up on Saturday for showtime! 

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=202153154503578

To start a Facebook Watch Party to watch with your friends from afar, you can learn how you can do that here.

How to Watch on Your TV

Smart TV via the YouTube app

Smart TV via the YouTube app

  • With a Smart TV you can watch by directly using the YouTube app. You can find the YouTube app on your TV by clicking the Smart TV hub button that will display all the TV's apps. This looks different for all Smart TVs so we suggest using your TV's user manual to find the YouTube app.
  • Once you have opened the YouTube app, locate the search bar. It looks like a magnifying glass and is usually located at the top left or top right of the screen. Click on it and type in "Winnipeg Folk Festival". Our YouTube channel should be the first search result.
  • Click on the profile. The first video displayed should be our livestream. Click on it and wait to be part of the best virtual fest yet!
Cast from Device to Apple TV or Chromecast
  • Firstly, ensure that your Chromecast or Apple TV is on.
    Once you have opened the YouTube app, locate the search bar. It looks like a magnifying glass and is usually located at the top left or top right of the screen. Click on it and type in "Winnipeg Folk Festival". Our YouTube channel should be the first search result. Click on the profile.
  • The first video displayed should be our livestream, click on it.
  • If you are casting to Apple TV you'll need to locate the AirPlay button  usually located in the bottom-right corner of the video on your device. Click that button and your Apple TV should appear. Now you’re part of the best virtual fest yet! Additional assistance for Apple TV here.
  • If you are casting to Chromecast you'll need to locate the casting button  usually located in the bottom-right corner of the video on your device. Click that button and your Chromecast device should show up. Select it and watch the livestream load up on the big screen! Additonal assistance for Chromecast here.

Decoration

String lights, plants, flowers or maybe you even have enough room to set-up a tent for the full camping set up! You’re not going to want to forget to set up your tarp and tarp marker to take in some Main Stage performances.

Food & Drink

You're going to need to have a full belly to join in all the fun! So, we encourage you to support local restaurants by ordering delicious take out while you enjoy the show! Below are all the food vendors participating in Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home. Vendors marked with a carrot are offering Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home specials.

Due to some restaurants operating at a lower capacity, please pre-order meals where possible.

Wardrobe

Watch Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home in style when you buy Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home t-shirts and tanks through McNally Robinson Booksellers. Visit our Shop page to find beautiful wares from our Hand-Made Village artisans. Any Hand-Made Village artisans with a shopping cart are open for online orders. Please support small businesses during this time and we'll all get through this together!

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50/50

Our 50/50 Raffle presented by Red River Co-op is available online only this year! Our 50/50 Raffle Draw will take place Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. CDT after the Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home broadcast.

Music

Enjoy getting set up for Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home with some tunes from the last few years at the festival. Head on over to our Spotify and find official Winnipeg Folk Fest playlists from 2018, 2019 and 2020.