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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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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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