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Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store Closing Its Doors

Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store Closing Its Doors

After much deliberation, the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store will close its doors on December 31. With the change in music-buying trends, we’ve seen declining revenues over the past few years and have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to the store at the corner of Albert and Bannatyne and focus on what we do best – presenting live music in our community.

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Art and Animation in the Festival Campground

Art and Animation in the Festival Campground

It’s no secret that the Festival Campground is magical place. For five days every July, thousands of us gather in that big, green field in Birds Hill Park to connect with each other, create and dance to music, and commune with nature.

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Today is Giving Tuesday – A Chance to Give Back

Today is Giving Tuesday – A Chance to Give Back

Without the support of sponsors and donors, we cannot deliver the festival experience you have come to expect from us. It takes a great deal of time, with many dedicated people and resources, to build our community within Birds Hill Park each year that includes talented artists from around the world, diverse and delicious food, cool, clean water – and those precious port-a-potties around every corner.

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Cutting-Edge Tech to be Showcased at Folk Fest in the City

Cutting-Edge Tech to be Showcased at Folk Fest in the City

You might not be quick to associate the latest in technology innovation with a rootsy folk festival, but heck, we like to mix things up a bit.

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Inspired Menu by Chef Eraj to be Served Up at Folk Fest in the City

Inspired Menu by Chef Eraj to be Served Up at Folk Fest in the City

Red Seal Chef Eraj honed his culinary artistry in the Toronto restaurant scene and now holds the position of executive chef at the Fairmont Winnipeg. “E,” as his regulars fondly call him, has catered events such as the Much Music Video Awards and the Toronto International Film Festival, and on November 20, he’ll be serving up inspired cuisine from Louisiana, Cape Breton and Mexico at curated food stations at our Folk Fest in the City fundraising party for our community programs.

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Wailin’ Wednesday: 5 Songs to Inspire HORROR on Halloween

Wailin’ Wednesday: 5 Songs to Inspire HORROR on Halloween

Well, maybe that headline is a bit dramatic – this round-up of spooky songs may not strike cold, shrieking fear in your heart, but will definitely send a chill up your spine.

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