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Calgary Folk Music Festival 2017
July 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC
68 artists from 13 countries perform on seven stages around the Island. On Thursday night, Bragg and Joe Henry deliver songs of hopeful prophecy and words of warning; Coeur de pirate brings her art-pop and Dawes thrill with their fresh twist on retro folk rock. Friday night’s festivities include the subtly introspective dynamic creations of City & Colour; the dazzling, innovative technicolour pop of Basia Bulat and the sprawling soul of Michael Kiwanuka. Saturday night, Canadian rock royalty The Barenaked Ladies; The Weakerthans’ literate frontman John K. Samson & the Winter Wheat and the legendary The Blasters’ Dave and Phil Alvin share the stage. Sunday night, get lost together with Canada’s country rock kings Blue Rodeo.
That’s just a taste of the genre-crushing music that just might become your summer soundtrack.