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Great Music in a Spectacular Outdoor Setting at the Canmore Folk Festival

posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn on: July 28, 2014 10:58:32 AM
Join 18 legendary acts over the August Heritage Day long weekend (Aug 2-4) at the Canmore Folk Music Festival, the longest running festival of its kind in Alberta.  This year’s line-up includes performances by folk legends the Cowboy Junkies, The Deep Dark Woods, Baskery and the Danny Michel Trio.  The festival will take place in the heart of Canmore at beautiful Centennial Park.  What could possibly be better than great music set against the backdrop of majestic Rocky Mountain scenery?
Centennial Park is a great venue for this spectacular festival.  The main stage is surrounded by tall lodgepole pines that give intermittent shade throughout the day.  Onsite amenities include first aid services, a lost and found, a secure bicycle parking area, and car parking options.  The festival organizers have also ensured that the festival is accessible for handicapped people.  A handicapped drop off zone will be located adjacent to the main ticket gate and security volunteers will help people get settled near the main stage.

An impressive feature of the Canmore Folk Festival is the organizer’s commitment to include such a wide diversity of musical styles from all corners of the globe.  Festivalgoers will enjoy the “killbilly” and “banjo punk” sounds of the Swedish group Baskery juxtaposed to the Cameroonian inspired rhythms of Baka Beyond.  It’s this great musical diversity that draws in crowds from all over Alberta every year!  Check out the full festival line-up here.

There’s more than just great music at this celebration of folk culture.  Over fifty local craft and food vendors will display their finest wares at the vendor village this season with an emphasis on fair trade goods, jewellery, clothing, furniture and art.  Fifteen food vendors will also be on site with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
The Folk Festival is one of the highlights of the summer here in Canmore.  If you’re looking for great accommodations in Canmore for the Folk Festival we would be happy to have you here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn.  Book your stay with us today.
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