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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Winnipeg Folk Festival

The largest event of its kind in North America, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a music festival featuring bluegrass, gospel, jazz, Cajun, swing, Celtic, and other performers from Canada and around the world. There are concerts, jam sessions, a juried handicrafts village, children's performances, and folk dancing. Held at Birds Hill Park, about 19 miles northeast of Winnipeg, the festival was started in 1974 by Mitch Podolak, a veteran in the folk music field. Although it lasts for five days, it also operates on a year-round basis as a folklore and music center. More...
Magnus v G
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Hi!

Interesting article. But I have a question: Why does it say "Second weekend in July" near the top if it actually starts on a tuesday?
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Artistic director Chris Frayer said there is a shift towards making the festival more about the music.

"One of the things we are really focusing on is having people come for the music and the event that is happening at the festival site, instead of partying at the campground," he said.

The music starts Thursday night rather than Wednesday.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-folk-fest-gets-back-to-roots-with-renewed-focus-on-music-1.3141296
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I love to be there right now.
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