Virtually Live, presented by ATB, is an immersive interactive online six-week concert series Saturday evenings at 7 PM (MT). Calgary Folk Music Festival is privileged to receive ongoing sponsorship support for Virtually Live from Big Rock and ENMAX, with additional support from the Rozsa Foundation.
The series kicks off May 30 with the hook-filled lyrics of singer-songwriter and local treasure Michael Bernard Fitzgerald plus Charlotte Cornfield’s contemporary contemplative, funny and heart-wrenching tunes.
June 6’s show highlights two fierce players: big-voiced gutsy Hamilton roots-rocker Terra Lightfoot and an enticing voice of a new Brazilian era, Sao Paulo-based JosyAra.
On June 13 catch Calgary’s gritty poetic troubadour Tom Phillips Music as he and Kaia Kater – with her ancient, authentic and fresh musical takes – trade songs.
Two friends share the digital stage June 20. Portland’s Haley Heynderickx is a next generation unorthodox indie-folk flag bearer. She’s joined by Tre Burt, the first new voice signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy label in 15 years.
On June 27 two creative truth-tellers unite. Steve Poltz brings his trademark sardonic wit and left-turn lyrics, exchanging barbs with Calgary’s inaugural poet laureate and clever wordsmith Kris Demeanor.
The final July 4 program features Irish Mick Flannery’s beautifully-crafted, intense topical stories and Iowa’s William Elliott Whitmore’s anthemic banjo-driven, punk-influenced rural anthems.
About The Host: Calgary Folk Music Festival is a non-profit society that produces an annual summer festival (launched in 1980), year-round concerts at our own Festival Hall in Inglewood, and an annual winter music festival called Block Heater.
Website Link: http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com
Nearby HotelsCalgary Folk Music Festival, 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary, Canada