Canmore Folk Music Festival back for 2016

Jul 16 2016, 5:49 am

Canmore Folk Music Festival, the longest running folk music festival in Alberta, is back for another year!

Some 21,000 music fans are expected to flock to the festival, which runs from Saturday, July 30 to Monday, August 1, over the Heritage Day long weekend.

In downtown Centennial Park in the heart of Canmore’s valley bottom, festivalgoers will be surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

This year, the festival features 18 acts and performers on three stages. Headliners include:

Milk Carton Kids

Matt Andersen

Basia Bulat

Sam Baker

Adrian Nation

Workshop stages will also blend eclectic mixings of musicians from disparate and diverse backgrounds, creating a unique sound for festivalgoers.

The festival is also proudly family-friendly and alcohol-free, with a free street dance on the Friday evening and a kids’ area with puppets, theatre and a bouncy castle.

Canmore Folk Music Festival 2016

Where: Centennial Park – 110 2B Kananaskis Way, Canmore

When: Saturday, July 30 to Monday, August 1, gates open at 3:30 pm on Saturday, at 9:30 am on Sunday and Monday

Tickets: Available at TicketPro or by phone at 1-888-655-9090, $108 for adults, $72 for under 25s

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