It’s the moment you walk down the forested path and see Snowberry Stage. It’s dancing with your toes in the soft grass. It’s kicking back on your tarp with your hat tipped over your eyes, listening to the music while the sun warms your cheeks. It’s running into old friends and making new ones. It’s discussing the music, in-depth and openly. It’s taking the time to enjoy each other’s company and appreciate the things that are truly important in life.
It’s the Winnipeg Folk Fest — four days of exceptional music from July 6-9 at Manitoba’s Birds Hill Provincial Park. If you’ve been in the past, you know what a great festival this is. If you haven’t, we want you to experience the Winnipeg Folk Fest for the first time, so we’re giving away three pairs of four-day passes (value $500/pair).
To enter: like and share our posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or send us an email telling us which performer you are most excited about seeing.
Not feeling lucky? Advance tickets are available until June 30.
Here’s the lowdown on the 2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest line-up from Chris Frayer, artistic director, “This year’s lineup is a culmination of many influences and inspirations. Having the chance to travel abroad on behalf of the festival to discover talent creates a great opportunity to bring that sense of discovery back home to the summer fest to share. Over our 44-year history, our audience has come to expect and be moved by the musical diversity on our stages and this year’s festival won’t disappoint. The 2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest is full of incredible talent and will be another musical adventure to remember for years to come.”
About Winnipeg Folk Festival
With one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals as its signature event, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a year-round, not-for-profit arts organization that presents live music, arts events and community programs. The 44th annual Winnipeg Folk Fest takes place July 6 to 9, 2017 in Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis nation.
Featured image by Joey Senft