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Festival Lost and Found

August 9, 2011

Lost and Found Items are being collected from all corners of the site and being brought to the offices (10115 97 A Avenue). If you lost an item, give us a call. Keep in mind that lost and found collection continues over the course of the next week as the site gets cleaned up,  so…

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2011 Folk Fest Photos

August 5, 2011

The latest round of Folk Fest Photos are up and ready for viewing! Check out our new Flickr site here:   EDMONTON FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011 PHOTO PAGE

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Volunteer T-shirt Pickup 2011

July 27, 2011

This year volunteer packages will not be handed out at crew meetings. Please keep in mind that attendance at crew meetings is still mandatory. Volunteer packages will be available for pickup at the following times: Tuesday, August 2nd from 4-9pm at the Cloverdale Community League building (9411 97 Avenue) Wednesday, August 3rd from 11am –…

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Box Office and Gate Lottery Information

July 12, 2011

GATE LOTTERY PROCEDURE Please note – the gate lottery is not mandatory, it is mostly used by those with very strong preferences for their tarp location. The gate lottery is not the place for dogs – it is hot and busy – please leave your dogs at home. Arrive no earlier than 1:45pm on Thursday…

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Changes in locations of Volunteer meetings.

July 5, 2011

Due to a flood in the Folk Festivals offices several of the Volunteer Meetings have been moved to alternate locations.Please note these meetings are for people who have already been contacted about volunteering; these are not general recruitment meetings. The changes are as follows: July 10 Beer Garden Security – Bonnie Doon Hall Nighthawks –…

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Gaye Delorme

June 29, 2011

Thursday June 23rd, 2011 was a very sad day for our Edmonton music scene, with the sudden death of Gaye Delorme. Gaye was to play a prominent part in our upcoming festival and his talent and spirit will be sorely missed, in August and now, forever. -Terry Wickham A Memorial will be held Sunday, July…

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CBC tv – Call For Auditions!

June 28, 2011

CBC IS ON THE HUNT FOR THE GREATEST UNDISCOVERED TALENT IN THE COUNTRY TO BE A PART OF A MAJOR NEW MUSIC SERIES “COVER ME CANADA” AIRING THIS FALL ON CBC-TV Calling all Canadian Musicians and Groups – Starting June 6th Submit an Audition by Uploading Your Unique Rendition of One of Four Iconic Canadian…

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Volunteer news

June 23, 2011

Note for 2011 If you have applied to be a volunteer with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and you have not been contacted by now, we do not have many volunteer positions left. We are still recruiting for Nighthawks ( overnight security) and Perimeter Security ( guarding the fence line). Both of these positions require…

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Important News about Evening Passes

June 13, 2011

**Saturday and Sunday Evening tickets will be good for whole day If you bought evening tickets because Festival passes were not available, you will be happy to know that for this year only, evening tickets will be good for the full day.  Gates for these days open at 9:30 a.m.  Present your ticket at the…

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Four-day Folk Fest passes snapped up
 within 2 hours; sales-record set


June 1, 2011

EDMONTON FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL  — AUG. 4-7 —  GALLAGHER PARKFor Immediate Release _____________________ Four-day passes to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival sold out within two hours on Wednesday. “We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support of our patrons,” Producer Terry Wickham said. “We apologize to patrons who were unable to get through either on…

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