Our Musical Philosophy

Our goal is to showcase the best folk, celtic, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and singer-songwriters, that we can book from anywhere in the world.

It's a balancing act. 
We try to blend all these music traditions to offer something for every musical taste and to create interesting main stage line-ups and sessions where diverse styles can be shared.

We strive to achieve the following:

  • Examples of folk music from all around the world
  • An eclectic mix of familiar favourites, big names and first-time artists


Want to be considered?

Submissions are closed for this year's festival and we look forward to announcing our line-up later this spring. To be considered for next year's festival (2023) please submit your application between October 1st and November 30th of 2022.

EPK applications may be sent directly to: twickham@edmontonfolkfest.org


Or send your CD or package to:

Box 4130
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6E 4T2

Edmonton Folk Music Festival is not primarily a new performer festival, only a small portion of our acts are booked from unsolicited applications.


What if I want to recommend a performer?

Email your suggestion to me at  twickham@edmontonfolkfest.org

I can't promise to book your favourite artist but this input helps me program the festival. You never know - your discovery might become mine also!

Terry Wickham, Producer