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Artistic Statement

Chris Frayer, Artistic Director
This year’s lineup is a culmination of many influences and inspirations. Having the chance to travel abroad on behalf of the festival to discover talent creates a great opportunity to bring that sense of discovery back home to the summer fest to share. Over our 44-year history, our audience has come to expect and be moved by the musical diversity on our stages and this year’s festival won’t disappoint. The 2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest is full of incredible talent and will be another musical adventure to remember for years to come.
2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest Lineup Video by UBUNTU
Complete 2017 Lineup:
City and Colour   
The Shins   
Brandi Carlile   
Barenaked Ladies
Bruce Cockburn   
Daniel Lanois   
Margaret Glaspy   
Damien Jurado   
Foy Vance   
John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat    
John Paul White   
The Felice Brothers  
Murder By Death   
Charlotte Cardin   
Graham Parker Duo feat. Brinsley Schwarz
Peter Yarrow   
Big Thief
Andrew Combs   
Mbongwana Star   
Esmé Patterson   
Arum Rae
Joey Landreth   
Chali 2na & The House of Vibe    
Aoife O'Donovan
Paper Bird   
Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers
Choir! Choir! Choir!   
Bryan Sutton and David Grier
Jonah Blacksmith   
Tim O'Brien   
Desi Sub Culture
Old Man Luedecke   
Hot Rize
Camper Van Beethoven   
Sun K    
The Suitcase Junket   
Danny Barnes & Nick Forster
Christopher Paul Stelling   
DJ Shub   
Cécile Doo-Kingué   
Paul McKenna   
100 Mile House
Luke Roberts    
Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way   
Carly Dow   
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin   
Richard Inman   
Archie Roach
Bon Débarras    
The Small Glories   
Pete & Joan Wernick
Clinton St. John   
Bubba B The MC   
Marisa Anderson   
Mohsin Zaman   
True Blues feat. Corey Harris & Alvin Youngblood Hart   
Jayme Stone's Folklife   
Castlemoon Theatre   
Double the Trouble      
Seanster and the Monsters   
The Swinging Belles   
Mr Mark   
About Winnipeg Folk Festival

With one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals as its signature event, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a year-round, not-for-profit arts organization that presents live music, arts events and community programs. The 44th annual Winnipeg Folk Fest takes place July 6 to 9, 2017 in Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis nation.
For more information, please contact:
Kelly Romas
Manager, Marketing & Communications


Brittany May 
Marketing Assistant
204-231-0096 ext. 227
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