Saturday, June 5th, 2010
CONTEST – Calgary Folk Music Festival – July 22 to 25, 2010
Calgary Folk FestJust a few weeks after the dust from Sled Island settles (passes for that being given away over here), musicians from near and far will again converge on downtown Calgary for the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Dating back all the way to 1980, the Folk Fest collects its talent onto seven stages at the picturesque Prince’s Island Park on the Bow River in the heart of downtown Calgary, running for four days in late July and despite the name, covers a wide cross-section of musical styles though if folk is still your bread and butter, you won’t be disappointed.
This year’s festival runs from July 22 to 25 and its lineup is stacked with the likes of The Avett Brothers, St. Vincent, Laura Marling, Stars, Dan Mangan, The Swell Season, Ohbijou, Man Man and many, many more.
And, like Sled Island, I’ve got passes to give away… and accommodations! Courtesy of the fest, I’ve got a pair of festival passes – a $270 value – and a hotel room for the weekend (specifics forthcoming) so if you’re from out of town, you just need to get your hitchhiking thumb in order and if you’re already IN Calgary… well, this could be an opportunity to stock up on those little travel-size soaps and shampoos and have someone else make your bed for you. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to go to the Calgary Folk Fest” in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the body. Contest will close at midnight, June 18.
And of course, if you know people in Calgary/Alberta/western Canada who might not normally stop by here but might be interested in free passes to either this or to Sled Island, please send them over.