The Canmore Folk Music Festival presents a fusion of contemporary and traditional Folk, as well as Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Celtic, and World music. Our festival is a vibrant celebration of musical diversity, uniting genres and cultures under the vast canopy of the Rocky Mountains.

Featuring a curated lineup of 30+ artists and groups, predominantly showcasing the rich tapestry of Canadian talent, with a sprinkle of magic from 4-6 esteemed artists from the USA and beyond.

The line-up is typically announced in the beginning of April 1. If you applied and haven't heard from us please try again next year - due to the number of applications we receive we are only able to contact those who have been selected.

Thank you for your interest in playing the festival applications for 2024 are now CLOSED.

Apply for Future Lineups

We will start accepting applications for the 2025 Festival in October 2024.

Applications for 2024 are closed