Our Organization

Artistic Vision

Music is powerful. It changes perceptions, inspires imaginations, and impacts lives in a personal and meaningful way.

Driving the evolution of folk music, the Winnipeg Folk Festival explores and redefines its relevance in today’s world. By bringing together emerging talent and well-established artists, we influence and reshape the genre. We create opportunities for collaboration and spontaneity and will always push beyond expectations.

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Board

Board

The Winnipeg Folk Festival Board of Directors is a diverse group of community leaders and key decision makers who provide strategic leadership to the organization.

Mission & Values

Mission & Values

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a year-round arts organization that presents one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals each July.

Our Organization

Our Organization

The inaugural Winnipeg Folk Festival was held in 1974 as a one-time celebration to mark Winnipeg’s 100th anniversary. It was a free event and attracted an estimated audience of 22,000 over the three-day weekend.