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Calgary, Canmore, Stony Plain, and Edmonton Fests

CKUA Summer

There’s nothing quite like Prince’s Island Park when the Calgary Folk Music Festival is in full swing. CKUA will be on site, and we can’t wait to return to this gem of the summer festival season.

We’ll have a tent close to the Calgary Folk Fest’s own merch tent. Our volunteers and staff would love to meet you. Please come find us and say hello!

Check in with CKUA’s Instagram page for updates from the Calgary Folk Fest site. Sometimes magic happens with very little notice, and that’s all part of the fun. We’ll try to keep you informed as we welcome musicians for interviews and maybe even a spontaneous song or two.

Make sure to enter our CKUA Summer Contest. You could win tickets to CFMF 2024, plus some cool gear and prizes. Learn more.

You can also listen to special on-air programming as we shine the spotlight on festivals in Calgary, Canmore, Stony Plain, and Edmonton. This schedule includes some live broadcasts, straight from the festival site, too.

Join us on-air for a festival frenzy:

Thursday, July 27

Spotlight on Calgary International Blues Festival
6am – 9am MT
Alberta Morning with host Grant Stovel
Join Grant as he looks ahead to the Calgary International Blues Festival. He’ll spin tunes from some of the headliners, and he’ll talk with Steve Marriner, Angelique Francis, and Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall.

Friday, July 28

Spotlight on Canmore Folk Music Festival
3pm – 6pm MT
Traffic Jams with host Lisa Wilton
Lisa has her eyes on the Canmore Folk Music Festival. Alberta’s longest-running folk music festival has a fantastic lineup this year.

LIVE BROADCAST from Calgary Folk Music Festival
6:30pm – 7:30pm MT

The Dip performs from the mainstage.

LIVE BROADCAST from Calgary Folk Music Festival
7:30pm – 8:30pm MT
Calexico performs from the mainstage.

Saturday, July 29

LIVE BROADCAST from Calgary Folk Music Festival
10:30pm – 11:30pm MT
Matt Mays performs from the mainstage.

Sunday, July 30

Spotlight on Blueberry Bluegrass Festival
1pm – 2pm MT
Bluegrass Hour with host Darcy Whiteside
Darcy speaks with Anna Somerville and Carolyn Hotte from the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival. He also has an interview with Chris Jones of Chris Jones & The Night Drivers. Darcy knows how sweet it is when live bluegrass comes to Stony Plain each summer.

Spotlight on Edmonton Folk Music Festival
4pm – 6pm MT
World Spinning with host Lark Clark
Irish Mythen lives on an island off Canada’s east coast, and Lark lives on an island off Canada’s west coast, and they’re meeting at the Edmonton Folk Fest. Irish and Lark share their thoughts about the artists they’re excited to see at the Edmonton festival. Hear Lark’s interviews with Julian Taylor and Wesli as well.

Learn more about CKUA Summer