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CityFolk Logo - 25 Years (1993 - 2018) September 12: Tedeschi Trucks Band September 12: Kaleo September 12: Steve Earle & The Dukes September 13: David Byrne September 16: The Decemberists September 14: Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) September 15: Hozier September 15: Michael McDonald September 16: Janis Ian

Anniversary

Installations, Activities, Presentations and Performance

Aberdeen Pavilion – Anniversary Zone Memory Lane

Explore an extensive multi-media installation celebrating 25 years of folkfest history.

  • Wed./Thurs./Fri. from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Sat./Sun from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Origami Workshop

Help make 1,000 paper cranes!

  • Sat. and Sun. from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Chopper McKinnon Selfie Station

Get your photo taken with a life-sized cut-out of the late, great Chopper McKinnon.

  • Wed./Thurs./Fri. from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Sat./Sun from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Participatory Mural

Add your images and words to a participatory mural.

  • Sat. and Sun. from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A Portrait of Willie P. Bennett

See a special 8’x8′ portrait of the late Willie P. Bennett by mural artist Arthur II.

  • Wed./Thurs./Fri. from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Sat./Sun from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Folk Festival History Book Project

See draft versions of a new 120-page book documenting the history of the festival – and place an order for your copy! Designed by Jake Morrison, the book contains Joyce MacPhee’s detailed history of the festival combined with 100 festival photos selected by Joyce and Jake from over 20,000 possibilities.

  • Sat. and Sun. from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Joyce or Jake generally in attendance)
  • Wed./Thurs./Fri. from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Sat. and Sun. from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (un-attended except by chance or appointment)

Instrument Building Workshops

Build your own musical instrument with workshop leader Mike Leeworthy (advance registration and payment required).

  • Sat. and Sun. from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Note: Workshop length is 2 hours. No new participants after 5:00 pm).

Innovation Pod (east of the Aberdeen Pavilion)

Ukulele Lessons

Join Christine Graves to strum and hum along on a ukulele, regardless of your playing level. You can borrow a uke if you need one.

  • Sat. Sept. 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sun. Sept. 16 from 11:00 am to noon

Live Radio Broadcasts

Be part of the audience in broadcasts of CKCU FM’s “Canadian Spaces” and “The Back 40” programs live from CityFolk.

  • Sat. from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Live Folkbooth Broadcasts

Participate in live radio and video broadcasts of performances and interviews in front of a live audience.

  • Sat. from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Sun. from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Aberdeen Pavilion – RavenLaw Stage

Folk Fest Founders’ Forum

Attend a panel discussion and Q&A session looking back at 25 years of festival history –
with Max Wallace, Chris White, Pam Marjerrison, Gene Swimmer, Joyce MacPhee, Karen Flanagan McCarthy, Mark Monahan and moderator Joe Reilly.

  • Sun. Sept. 16 from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Lansdowne Community Garden

Gardening Workshops for All Ages! Participate in gardening activities for all ages – and take a tour of the fabulous Community Garden behind the Horticulture Building.

  • Sat. and Sun. from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer at Bank)

Master Class with Janis Ian (SOLD OUT)
The legendary Janis Ian shares 50 years of experience in living life creatively.

  • Sat. Sept. 15 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

St. Giles Presbyterian Church (729 Bank at First)

  • Fri. Sept. 14 at 7:30 pm
    “Country Gems” Concert featuring:
    The Kelly Prescott Band
    Luther Wright
    Ball & Chain
    with hosts
    Ron Moores (CKCU FM) and Tonya Price (CKCU FM)
  • Sat. Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm
    “Folk Gems” Concert featuring:
    Finest Kind (with James Stephens)
    Ian Tamblyn
    Moonfruits
    Julie Corrigan
    Campbell Woods
    The Welsh Tornado
    The Sweet Potato String Band
    with hosts Karen Flanagan McCarthy (McCarthy Consulting) and Mike Regenstreif (CKCU FM)

Explore CityFolk’s History!

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