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Annual Fall Freeze-Up and AGM

It's that time of year again! Time to get heat up the dance floor before you freeze off your tail feather! Come join us November 16th at Elks Lodge for the 2019 AGM & Fall Freeze-up!

6:00pm for our Annual General Meeting
7:30pm for The Sweeties followed by Soda Pony!

$5 for a Society Membership
$30 for Fall Freeze-up & Membership

Tickets available here

Download the AGM documents here






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Love music? Join the 2020 Selections Committee!

Click here to submit your application to join! Applications are open until November 1st. Only those selected will be contacted. 

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Lost and Found Hours

To our lovely Folkers who might have left some things behind.... 


FOTR Lost & Found Hours

Friday, July 19th - 11am to 1pm

Monday, July 22nd - 11am to 1pm

Tuesday, July 23rd - 11am to 1pm

Thursday, July 25th - 11am to 1pm





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Social Media Takeover!

Exciting news! Lido Pimienta be taking over @Folkontherocks instagram account from July 11-13th to document her journey North. Make sure you follow along! #FOTR2019


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FOTR 2019 Bus Schedule

The FOTR  2019 bus schedule is ready! Have a look to see which stop works best for you.

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Warm The Rocks performers announced!


We have got a pretty cool announcement....

click here 

to find out the exciting news!

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Main Stage Showdown Contestant

The exciting new Main Stage Showdown fundraiser for the rebuild of our Main Stage has brought out some serious talent that we cannot wait to check out live at this years event, happening May 4th at Top Knight.

Introducing one of our contestants - Stephen Richardson!

Stephen will be joined by musicians Brian Weadick, and Northwyne Remigio, as well as harmonica enthusiast Manuel Jarrard and rock band, The Housemen. Competing alongside them will be scarf-juggler, Ady McLeod and magician, Matthew Curtis.

These talented acts will be competing for a $500 cash prize as well as a 15 minute slot during the FOTR festival weekend.

Come enjoy a fun night out with friends, cheer on your favourite competitor and raise some funds for what's going to be an amazing new Main Stage rebuild! Grab your tickets here.

Doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm.




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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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