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July Festival Spotlights


Saturday, July 1, on Classical Connections, 6am – 8am

Join host Aaron Au for a special Canada Day episode of Classical Connections. You’ll hear a new arrangement of “O Canada” for string quartet, recorded live in CKUA’s studio by the Vaughan String Quartet.

In the second hour, Aaron will also shine the summer festival spotlight on Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. Aaron will be joined by Artistic Director, Keith Hamm.

“Rosebud is a theatre town, and the Rosebud audience always comes with a desire to be part of the action. Rosebud audiences understand their power to add magic and excitement to any live art, chamber music included! ” – Keith Hamm

What else is happening in July on CKUA?

  • Monday, July 10 6pm – 8pm on Catch and Release, host Kerry Clarke discusses the joys of Hinton’s Wild Mountain Music Festival.
  • Saturday, July 15, 8am – 10am on the Wake-Up Shake-Up, host Keri Rak will make everyone’s mouth water as she explores Taste of Edmonton.
  • Thursday, July 20, 11am – 1pm on The Upload, host Kate Stevens takes a musical dive into the Calgary Folk Music Festival.
  • Thursday, July 27, 6am – 9am on Alberta Morning, host Grant Stovel focuses on the Calgary International Blues Festival.
  • Friday, July 28, 3pm – 6pm on Traffic Jams, host Lisa Wilton brings us all to the mountains with her show covering the Canmore Folk Festival.
  • Sunday, July 30, 1pm – 2pm on the Bluegrass Hour, host Darcy Whiteside takes us through a preview of the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival in Stony Plain.
  • Sunday, July 30, 4pm – 6pm on World Spinning, host Lark Clark illuminates the beauty of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

Find all the latest info about CKUA’s summer events and festival coverage at