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Wave 3: FOTR 2019 Lineup

April 19, 2019 - Folk On The Rocks is excited to announce our third and final wave of artists for the 39th annual music festival! Last and definitely not least to join our line-up are Canadian storyteller Fiver, rock ‘n’ rollers Light Bulb Alley, Lazarus, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

Additionally, attendees will be delighted by the performances by Frosty Children’s Theatre, Brent McCambridge, Harmony On Mars, Aurora Fiddle Society, Beverly Glenn Copeland, and Avery Zingel. Miraj & Puppy will be there to get us dancing along with the NWT Creative Collective, Rainbow Coalition, Bella Beats, and  Yellowknives Dene First Nations Drummers.


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Wave 2: FOTR 2019 Lineup

Folk On The Rocks Music Festival is thrilled to share the 39th​ Annual FOTR second wave of artists!  FOTR will be hosting performances by nocturnal electronic pop, La Force and Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba! As well as performers Zaki Ibrahim, Nêhiyawak, Wares, Micah Erenberg, Orkestar Kriminal, Ansley Simpson,  You Look Nice, Ryan McNally & The MessaRounders, Ginalina, Looelle and Frosty Children's Theater!

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Wave 1: FOTR 2019 Lineup

Folk On The Rocks Music Festival is thrilled to share the 39th Annual FOTR first wave of artists you can expect to see this year! FOTR will be hosting performances by east-coast based Juno prize winners, Wintersleep, as well as 2017 Polaris Music Prize Winner, Lido Pimienta!

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Introducing the Main Stage Showdown!

This year Folk On The Rocks will be featuring a new Spring event- the Main Stage Showdown- talent show!

FOTR is calling out all aspiring performers to participate in their online contest where eight lucky contenders (as voted by the public!) will win the opportunity to showcase their individual and unique skills at the event with the ambition of winning a $500 cash prize as well as a 15-minute mainstage slot during the FOTR festival weekend.

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FOTR Wants You!

We're looking for dynamic and creative folks to join the 2019 festival team! 

Open positions include Ticketing Manager, Beer Garden Co-Manager (two positions available), Artist Relations Manager, Volunteer Manager, Kitchen Manager, Production Assistant, Stage Manager, Radio Dispatcher and Merchandise Manager.

Click here for more information on application deadlines and job descriptions.

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Early Bird tickets are on sale now!

We have the perfect pass for everyone! Click here to get yours now!

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FOTR's Annual General Meeting and Fall Freeze-Up

Interested in joining the Folk On The Rocks Board of Directors? Want to know more about the FOTR Society's operations? Or just want to see Silla + Rise again!? Join us on Friday, November 16th! Tickets are available here.

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NEW NORTH COLLECTIVE presents "Outside"

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It's Survey Time!

The Folk On The Rocks team would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming out to enjoy all the Festival had to offer in 2018. We worked very hard to deliver you an amazing experience, and hope you had fun dancing, listening, and lauginging in the sun and the sand. We know we did!

As a festival, Folk On The Rocks is always looking for ways to grow or put energy into things that work well. But for us to keep doing this work to the best of our abilities, we need your feedback. 

We would appreciate if you could fill out this 2018 Folker Survey and let us know how you felt about your experience at the 2018 Festival:

Surveys will close for submissions on August 17th!

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Folk On The Rocks - One of the Best Intimate Music Festivals in North America!

This just in! FOTR made the list of the 23 Best Intimate Music Festivals in North America from! Thank you to everyone who makes this festival so special!

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