It just wouldn’t be summer in Calgary without the Calgary Folk Music Festival. And this year’s festival is certainly going to be one to remember. Celebrating its 37th year, the Calgary Folk Music Festival features more than 70 artists from 14 countries on 7 stages.  It runs from July 23 – 26, 2015 at Prince’s Island Park.

For me, CFMF is so much more than a music festival.  For four days, Prince’s Island Park turns into a small town of friends, both old and new, listening to music, trying all sorts of food, relaxing by the Bow River and, of course, enjoying the beer gardens. I’ve been to the beer gardens and I think CFMF has one of the best ones in Canada!

If you’ve never been, you don’t have to be a music pro to enjoy the Calgary Folk Music Festival, but if you are, this is the place to be. The four-day fest features  indie singer-songwriters, roots, country, blues, electronica and Ukrainian rock bands. There is quite literally something for everybody.



With the festival rapidly approaching, I’m excited to be giving away two tickets to the Sunday at the festival, a $150 value. The festival runs all day, and the main stage will feature Krar Collective, Cat Power, The Cat Empire and finish off with Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans.

To enter, share with me one of your favourite Calgary Folk Music Festival memories.  It’s okay if it’s when kd Lang sang Hallelujah as the sun set.  That’s everyone’s favourite. If you’ve never been, tell me when you why you’ve always wanted to go.

Leave your comment in the comments section and I’ll pick a winner on July 3rd.

Mike Morrison


  1. Somehow, in 39 years together, my guy and I have just never made it to the Folk Festival, so I’d love to take him for his 70th b’day that week.

  2. My favorite folk fest memory is from last year, seeing Lake Street Dive perform with my wife and my sister. My daughter was born in October of 2014 and while getting her room ready, we listened to Lake Street Dive’s album “Bad Self Portraits” on repeat. At the festival, we were celebrating my sister’s upcoming wedding, so sharing that band and that moment with the most important people in my life really had staying power. That moment and the calgary folk festival will have a special place in my heart, as it helped me commemorate some of the most important moments in my life.

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