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Wave 1: FOTR 2018 Line-Up

FOTR is extremely excited to share that this year the 38th Annual Folk On The Rocks Music Festival will host performances by longtime Canadian indie darlings, STARS, 2018 Juno nominee The Weather Station, and many more! Click below for the rest of this exciting first wave!

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FOTR is hiring!

Interested in joining the Folk On The Rocks team? Click here to find out more. 

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Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale Now!


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Apply to play FOTR 2018!

Want to play at the 38th Annual Folk On The Rocks Music Festival? 

Folk On The Rocks is now accepting artist applications for the 2018 festival (July 20-22) via Sonicbids. Please submit your application by January 30th, 2018. 

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Relive the magic

Check out this magical video of the 2017 festival! We can't stop watching it. 

Filmed and edited by the incredible Isis Essery. Music by The Dead South.


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Thank you!

Thank you everyone for a wonderful Folk on the Rocks 2017! None of this would have been possible if it weren't for the hard work and support from our community, sponsors, volunteers, and board! 

Masi Cho.

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Please join us for by-stander intervention training with Calgary Sexual Health

We would like to welcome all interested members of the community to join us in an extremely important and informative (but fun!) workshop called “Creating a Culture of Respect: Being an Active Bystander.”

It will be held tomorrow (July 8th) and Sunday (July 9th) from 12-3 at The Champagne Room. No need to sign up- please just show up ready to learn!

For more information please read below:


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Looking to purchase tickets in person?

You can stop by our office anytime during these hours to get your tickets:

  • Friday, June 30th: 11:30am-1:30pm

  • Wednesday, July 5th: 3:30pm-6pm

  • Thursday, July 6th 3:30pm-6pm

  • Friday, July 7th: 11:30am-1:30pm

  • Wednesday, July 12th: 3:30pm-6pm

  • Thursday, July 13th 3:30pm-6pm

We’re located on the 2nd floor of Center Square Mall (5022 49 St). Across from the Public Library. See you there!


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Folk on the Rocks Safe Space Policy

We have a new safe space policy created in collaboration with NWT Pride that we are so excited about. Please read and support an open and safe space for all people! Download the PDF here.

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We're recruiting Team Coordinators for this year's festival!

A good candidate for a Folk on the Rocks Team Coordinator would be someone who is reliable, organized, can meet deadlines, is quick on their feet, and has good interpersonal skills.



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