Gallagher Park in Edmonton’s river valley will remain a pretty quiet place this August.
Since 1981, it’s been the site of the boisterous, beloved Edmonton Folk Music Festival. But not this summer. Just as it did last year, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has made the difficult choice to cancel the 2021 edition of the fest.
“With so many variables at play, the complexity of planning and delivering a festival of our size makes it impossible to move forward in our usual manner.” – Terry Wickham, Edmonton Folk Fest Producer
You can find their full statement on the cancellation of the festival’s 2021 edition by heading to EdmontonFolkFest.org. Our own Grant Stovel caught up with the festival’s producer to find out what the decision means for the festival community.