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Sweet Sunday Workshops

Sweet Sunday Workshops

You’ll find assortments of instruments and diverse musical styles mingling on the daytime stages Sunday at Folk Fest. And that’s what our workshops are all about! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these arrangements of artists together on stage so prepare to kick back under the big prairie sky and soak it all in. Here are a few we’re looking forward to.

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Spotlight on Saturday Workshops

Spotlight on Saturday Workshops

Spontaneous musical magic is made by some of the best artists of our time at Folk Fest. When artists meet on stage to riff off each other’s tunes, something truly special happens – new sounds are born, unscripted banter exchanged and friendships formed through the merging of melodies. As an audience, we get a front row seat to the action!

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The Daytime Stage Schedules are Here!

The Daytime Stage Schedules are Here!

What makes the Winnipeg Folk Fest the best weekend of the summer and the “don’t miss” experience of the year?

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5 Random Questions with Ben Caplan

5 Random Questions with Ben Caplan

Smoking is bad for you. Ben Caplan is not, though both will leave you breathless; so fill up your lungs, before descending into this alt-folk madness. Look, there’s no other way to describe it. As you can hear on his latest, Birds With Broken Wings, the charismatic Caplan is a one-of-a-kind talent. With a thundering voice, a devilish beard and a bag of lurid lyrics, Caplan will coax you into his darkness – then raise up your spirit.

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Eating Made In Manitoba Food at La Cuisine

Eating Made In Manitoba Food at La Cuisine

During the Winnipeg Folk Fest, our hard-working volunteers on the La Cuisine crew serve up three square meals daily to volunteers, performers and staff backstage. As you can imagine, the amount of food purchased can have a substantial impact, either positive or negative – and we strive for positive.

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Native North America: A Selection of Musical Trailblazers On Stage at Folk Fest

Native North America: A Selection of Musical Trailblazers On Stage at Folk Fest

Our festival is renowned for presenting curated once-in-a-lifetime collaborations on its stages, but you haven’t experienced anything like the workshop you’ll see at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 9 on the Bur Oak stage – Native North America: A Selection of Musical Trailblazers. This special workshop is proudly supported by APTN and well-timed to commemorate Winnipeg’s Year of Reconciliation.

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