EFMF E-News – September 2023


Thank you for your tremendous support.
We look forward to being back on the hill with you next year, August 8 – 11, 2024

I am often asked ” What was your highlight of the festival?”
This year it was an easy choice.
I was watching a deer at Area 4 late on Sunday afternoon. Then it turned and jumped over a 4 foot fence and headed east.
There were, of course, many musical highlights and surprises like Greensky Bluegrass, The Teskey Brothers and Steph Strings. You will have your own.
It seemed to me that the changes that were made to the beer lineup worked.
Our Site Crew, as always, was exceptional.
And again, the weather cooperated. We were indeed blessed.
Please feel free to send me any suggestions for artists or improvements and I will see you all again from August 8-11 in 2024.


Terry Wickham, Producer


Festival office hours in the fall are 9:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday. We are lightly staffed at this time of year, so recommend calling to make sure someone is in before popping by.

Be sure to visit edmontonfolkfest.org for updates throughout the year, and if you aren’t already, follow us on social media (links below) for more news, concert updates, and fantastic memories of this year’s festival.

Tickets for festival 2024 will go on sale June 1, and the full line up will be announced in May.


Lost and found items have been donated to charity.

Confiscated glass food containers and valuables from the 2023 Edmonton Folk Music Festival can be claimed at our office from September 12- 22nd. After that time the containers will also be donated to a local charity.

Please call 780-429-1899 if you think we may have one of your items.

Upcoming Concerts

Loreena McKennitt’s The Visit Revisited Tour
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival presents Loreena McKennitt live at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton.McKennitt’s eclectic Celtic blend of pop, folk and world music has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. Her recordings have achieved Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum status in 15 countries on four continents. She has twice been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award and has won two Juno Awards, as well as a Billboard International Achievement Award.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023 ● 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $60. For tickets and info, visit https://www.ticketmaster.ca

Five years after rising to international acclaim with his seminal, award-winning album Wolastoqiyik LintuwakonawaJeremy Dutcher makes his Winspear Centre debut with a new band and pivotal new music. On the Motewolonuwok tour, Dutcher invites audiences to be transformed by music that is more personal and intimate than ever, yet pushes the boundaries of his unique sonic landscape.

This next sonic journey is rooted in an ancestor quote:
Tan qiniw iyuwok wasis kpomawsuwinuwok, ‘tankeyutomon-oc kihtahkomikomon.
As long as there is a child among our people, we will protect the land.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023 ● 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $38, available at winspearcentre.com