EFMF ENews – June 2021 – Taking it to the Streets

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is
Taking it to the Streets

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is delighted to announce Taking it to the Streets, made possible with the generous support of Epcor’s Heart+Soul Fund. Working with our neighbours and partners in Edmonton, we’ll bring 40+ concerts from the hill to the streets of Edmonton in the form of street concerts each weekend from July 16 to August 8.

“After much discussion, we decided to try something new and bring the music to the community,” said festival producer Terry Wickham. “I think this year’s celebration will be special and offer an intimate experience that you don’t always get at larger venues. It’s also a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and celebrate your local community.”

“The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is one of our city’s most iconic summer traditions,” said Stuart Lee, EPCOR President and CEO. “We’re grateful for the dedicated musicians and festival organizers for launching this project that will bring music right to the front doors of local residents. This initiative truly exemplifies what EPCOR’s Heart + Soul Fund is all about – bringing joy, meaning and hope to families and people in our community.”

Would you like to be a host in your community?  Applications are open for hosting a street concert, where you can enjoy the sounds of folk fest with your neighbours from your own front yards. Artist fees, programming, and production are covered by the festival, but hosts are needed to organize your street and neighbours.  Information, guidelines, and application forms can be found here – be part of the celebration this year! Deadline to apply is June 30.

Taking it to the Streets is part of this year’s Hill at Home celebration, bringing the hill to your home. We look forward to telling you more about our online programming in the coming weeks.