The 41st Annual NL Folk Festival is happening this weekend at Bannerman Park, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for both the day and night portions of Saturday’s festival festivities.
For this year’s festival, organizers set out to feature folk acts from every province and territory in our nation. You’ll see plenty of them Saturday, from the legendary Canadian creators of “Skinnamarink” (Sharon and Bram) to homegrown emerging talent, like the winners of last year’s Statoil NewFound Talent Contest, the striking duo of Bridget and Dahlia. Here’s the song they won with:
This year’s Statoil NewFound Contest is part of Saturday’s events too; 7pm at the TD Neil Murray Stage
Among the day portion’s highlights are performances by the acclaimed Indigenous group Eastern Owl, as well as The High & Lonesome Ramblers, who will close out Saturday afternoon. They’re the newly legendary house band from High & Lonesome, a weekly bluegrass and country jamboree sensation at the Rose & Thistle Pub, founded by Matthew Hornell
On Saturday Night, Atlantic Canadian legend and guitar guru Matt Andersen, will play. Matt is a wild guitarist with a wild following, as proven by his 10 million Youtube views and multiple international blues awards.
He’ll take the stage just before BC’s famed “Stoke Folk” band Shred Kelly closes out the night. The band recently won Album of the Year and Best Live Act at 2015 Kootenay Music Awards.
Straight out of Nashville, Daniel Champagne will be there as well:
For a full list of Saturday’s artists, click here. As always, there will be numerous sessions and workshops throughout the festival, various vendors, from clothing and crafts to face painting to food trucks, and of course, the freedom to legally have a few colds ones in the park at the peak of our short-lived summer.