53,000 Calgarians pass through the Great Calgary Folk Festival

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By Adriana Malinowska

CITY:  Calgary, AB (Canada)

DATE:  July 26-29, 2018

VENUE: Calgary Folk Music Festival

This year, it was 39th edition of Calgary Folk Music Festival held at Prince's Island Park in Calgary, AB. In four days, it featured over 70 icons and upstarts from Alberta, Canada, and the world, on seven stages in concerts and collaborative sessions.

 Passenger

Passenger

 Mariel Buckley

Mariel Buckley

 Stars

Stars

 Bold Country For No Men

Bold Country For No Men

 Bahamas

Bahamas

 Session Commonwealth

Session Commonwealth

Land of Talk

Calgary Folk Fest features tends to be a multi genre event,with a blend of music from the likes of indie, funk, roots, country, old-time, folk, and world music. It is estimated that in four days, about 53,000 Calgarians and tourists come down to Prince’s Island Park to listen to big artists as well as to discover new music and singers.

 Stars

Stars

 AHI

AHI

 Alvvays

Alvvays

 Reuben and The Dark

Reuben and The Dark

 Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

 Leeroy Stagger

Leeroy Stagger

 Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

 A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red

 Chad VanGaalen

Chad VanGaalen

 Front Country

Front Country

 Tom Phillips & The D.T.S

Tom Phillips & The D.T.S

This year’s lineup on the main stage alone included: Alvvays, Joe Jackson, A Tribe Called Red, Bahamas, Neko Case, Lee Ann Womack, Reuben and the Dark, Stars, Passenger, The Milk Carton Kids, Rhye, African Head Charge, Shovels & Rope, Kobo Town, Archie Roach, The War and Threaty.

 African Head Charge

African Head Charge

 Archie Roach

Archie Roach

 Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery

 Sudan Archives

Sudan Archives

 Blackalicious

Blackalicious

 Soul Williams

Soul Williams

 Shovels & Rope

Shovels & Rope

 Amy Helm

Amy Helm

 Sarah Shook

Sarah Shook

 Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

 Wallis Bird

Wallis Bird

If you have never been to Folk Fest, you should buy your tickets now!

https://www.calgaryfolkfest.com