It’s become one of North America’s great events and you don’t even have to dress up. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is gearing up to open Thursday. So what is Folk Fest anyways? Here’s what they say…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.
The Winnipeg Folk Fest is the culmination of everything great about our local folk community. For four days every July, people gather at Birds Hill Park to celebrate and enjoy exceptional music with friends and family. You’re home at the Winnipeg Folk Fest. Over 70 bands will perform on 9 stages , celebrating the Folk Fests’ 44th year. A diversity of music like pop , rock , folk and country promises to satisfy the thousands who will Camp , R.V, or just drive out for the day! http://winnipegfolkfestival.ca/folk-fest/festival-info/
Here’s the video offering a glimpse of this year’s talent;