news category

Festival News

Ticket Pickup and Box Office Hours

July 6, 2012

Tickets ordered through the Edmonton Folk Music Festival’s online ticketing system are now ready for pickup at our Box Office (10115 97A Avenue). Please be sure to bring one piece of photo ID along with your confirmation number. Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:30am – 5pm Late Night ticket pickup – August 2,…

Read More

Why you should head to your 2012 Crew Meeting

June 18, 2012

Hello Volunteers! It’s that time of year – meeting time! Some of you have already attended your 2012 crew meeting (if scheduled in May or June), however,the majority of crew meetings are scheduled throughout July and early August. Crew meetings are the best way to find out about updated information for 2012, and as a…

Read More

Festival Chair Max. dimensions

May 28, 2012

The enforced measurements for chairs used at the festival in 2012 will be: Back: 26″ from the ground; and Bottom (legs/seat): 8″ from the ground. We will be posting a photo album of acceptable chairs in the next day or so on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonFolkMusicFestival) with location for purchase, dimensions, max. weight etc. There…

Read More

Volunteers still needed for 2012 festival

May 18, 2012

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is still seeking volunteers for the 2012 festival. In particular volunteers are needed for our Perimeter Security crew. Please see the following link for crew specific info: Perimeter Security info sheet For information on other volunteer crews go to our Get Involved: Volunteer page

Read More

Edmonton Folk Festival eNews April 20 2012

April 20, 2012

The Blind Boys of Alabama with Special Guests Over the Rhine Winspear Presents June 10, 2012 – 8:00 pm Living Legends of Gospel Music bring their uplifting harmonies to the Winspear Stage Welcome back The Blind Boys of Alabama! Touring in support of their new album, Take The High Road, a night of gospel, R&B,…

Read More

2011 Folk Festival on Saturday's Key of A

April 5, 2012

This week the Key of A heads back to last summer’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival, where 5 songwriters shared the stage for a special live-to-air broadcast. We’ll hear some of the best songs from that 2 hour performance, including acoustic blues from Kat Danser; quirky observations from John Rutherford; laid back blues from Bill Bourne……

Read More

Edmonton Folk Festival March 2012 – Message from the Producer

March 20, 2012

The Board and Staff of the festival have been busy debriefing the 2011 festival and coming up with changes for the 2012 and 2013 festivals. Increase in numbers = adjustments In 2011, due in part to our technical difficulties with phone sales, there were more people on site than in previous years, thus in 2012…

Read More

Edmonton Folk Festival eNews – February 9, 2012

February 10, 2012

Winspear Presents 2011-12 May 7, 2012 – 8:00 pm John Prine: an intimate evening with one of America’s finest songwriters For immediate release Edmonton (February 9, 2012) – American legend John Prine returns to Edmonton for a special performance on the Winspear stage playing hits from his storied forty-year career. This concert marks Prine’s third…

Read More

Celebration of the Life of Colin Lay

January 25, 2012

Colin Lay, longtime EFMF sound man, passed away last week after a long battle with ALS. If anyone would like to join in the celebration of Colin’s life please see below for details. “Celebration of the Life of Colin Lay” Tuesday January 31, 2:00 pmWestlawn Funeral Home10132 163 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4X3(780) 489-1602http://www.westlawnmemorial.com(an…

Read More

Happy 2012 – Artists Announced!

January 11, 2012

Happy New Year to all our festival patrons and supporters! 2012 Message from the ProducerFestival bookings are coming along nicely, as you can see below. I was very pleased with the improvements to our festival in 2011, such as high def screens and the elimination of Stage 4, leading to a huge reduction in the…

Read More