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EFMF E-News May 2023 – Lineup announcement and Festival updates

May 24, 2023

Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2023 Lineup Announced.  Just announced! This year’s artist lineup at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in Gallagher Park on August 10-13, 2023. Seeing old friends and making new ones, creating magical memories, and most importantly, enjoying great music. See you on the hill! Visit for artist bios, faqs and all you need…

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EFMF E-News – Upcoming Concerts

September 29, 2022

Upcoming Concerts With summer behind us, we’re looking forward to seeing some great live music at some of our favourite venues. Join us for some amazing concerts in the coming months. Links and info below.     Live at The Winspear presents Bruce Cockburn’s 50th Anniversary concert on Wednesday, February 8. One of Canada’s finest artists,…

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EFMF E-News – September 2022

September 21, 2022

Festival recap and upcoming concerts View this email in your browser ( Thank you for your tremendous support this year. We look forward to being back on the hill with you next year, August 10 – 13, 2023 It’s been a month since the festival, and it was wonderful to be back on the hill…

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Bill Lopushinky’s Passing

September 21, 2022

We are saddened to learn of Bill Lopushinky’s passing. A founding member of Jerusalem Ridge, Bill played at the festival several times over the years. He will be missed. From Keith Burgess: “We’re sad to hear that our friend Bill Lopushinsky, mandolin player extraordinaire and a long-time fixture of the Alberta bluegrass scene, passed away yesterday…

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Fan to Fan ticket exchange

July 12, 2022

LYTE – Fan Ticket Exchange We are delighted to announce the launch of our official ticketing exchange with our partner, Lyte. Through this platform you can safely and securely exchange tickets to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. If you find you are no longer able to use your ticket, you can return it, and Lyte will find a…

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EFMF ENews – February 2022

February 15, 2022

WELCOME BACK TO THE HILL We look forward to welcoming you back to Gallagher Park this year, and we can’t wait to tell you all about plans for the festival’s return August 4 – 7, 2022.  Our full line-up will be announced May 25, and tickets go on sale June 4. Stayed tuned in the coming weeks…

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Welcome to The Hill at Home 2021

August 5, 2021

THE HILL AT HOME Join us August 6-8 The Hill at Home is this weekend! From August 6 – 8, lay out your tarps and chairs, put on your folk fest t-shirts, and get ready to enjoy a weekend of music, song, food, art, and shopping at home or with your festival cohort! We’ll see…

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The 2021 Edmonton Folk Music Festival is Cancelled

April 11, 2021

After much careful deliberation, the 2021 Edmonton Folk Music Festival will not take place in Gallagher Park this year. As profoundly disappointing as this news is, we believe this is the only safe way forward. The safety of our patrons, volunteers, and artists was of paramount importance in coming to this conclusion. With so many…

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Cancellation of the 2020 Edmonton Folk Music Festival

April 21, 2020

On behalf of the volunteers, board and staff of the festival, we are truly sad to announce the cancellation of our 41st annual festival, scheduled to run from August 6-9.In light of the global pandemic and the implications it has for large gatherings, the decision, though deeply disappointing, was necessary. We will work to reconfirm the artists…

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Remembering Mitch Podolak

August 28, 2019

Remembering Mitch Podolak September 21, 1947 – August 25, 2019 We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mitch Podolak. He will be missed. “It is more than likely that without the foresight and assistance of Mitch Podolak there would not be an Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It is time to raise a parting glass in…

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