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Launching: Festival Friday Night


It’s a warm summer Friday Night. You’re sipping a cool drink on your deck, feet up. Now imagine you’re enjoying a main stage show at the Calgary Folk Fest or Interstellar Rodeo. Just you and the live music!  Sounds terrific, right?

That’s the idea behind Festival Friday Night, CKUA’s new music festival focused show. Every Friday evening from 8 pm – 9 pm MT, June 7 to August 31, we’ll be transporting you straight to some of the best summertime music festivals in the province.

“Friday night is party night on CKUA,” says Kevin Wilson, CKUA content director. “We thought, ‘what better way to keep the party going than to give you a trip around the province, spending time at Alberta’s great festivals?’”

With a smorgasbord of festival offerings in Alberta, from Canmore to Hinton to Edmonton and beyond, even the most die-hard fans have to miss a few.

“We know you can’t go to every festival, but you can enjoy many of them here with us,” says Wilson. “We’ll be bringing some of the best Albertan, Canadian and global talent right to your easy chair, your cabin, your deck – wherever you’re kicking back this summer.”

Festival Friday Night will bring not only live broadcasts of main stage concerts but intimate one-on-one interviews with performers, advance discussions with those in the know and even lively retrospectives. You will hear from Andy Donnelly, Baba, Holger Petersen, Terry David Mulligan, Matt Masters, Lisa Wilton and more.

“We’ll bring festival excitement to you, whether it’s from the Bear Creek Folk Festival in Grande Prairie or the mountainside splendor of the Canmore Folk Music Festival,” says Wilson. “We’re going to take you where the music is and keep the Friday night party rocking.”

Join the party! Tune in by finding CKUA on your FM dial, here at or through the CKUA app.

Festival Friday Night is brought to you by our friends at Horizon Heating in Calgary.