Canadian Folk Music Awards take place Nov 30 – Dec 1 in Calgary
96 nominees in 19 categories from across Canada
The 14th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is excited to announce the 2018 performers and schedule for the Awards Weekend Concerts and daytime public events. The CFMAs take place over the weekend of Nov 30 – Dec 1 in Calgary, AB. Two nightly hosted Awards Ceremony Shows, with performances by nominees from across Canada, will be presented on Friday and Saturday nights, along with awards in 19 categories at The Gateway (a.k.a. “The Gate”) – tickets are on sale now. The free daytime public events occur on Saturday afternoon at the New Central Library and at the Oak Tree Tavern.
The Friday night Awards Show features performances by: Andrea Bettger, Danny Boudreau, Ben Heffernan, The LYNNeS, West of Mabou, and Dana Wylie. CFMA Awards to be announced during the evening are: Ensemble / French Songwriter / Children’s Album / Young Performer / Producer / Instrumental Group / Contemporary Singer / World Solo / World Group / Unsung Hero Presentation. Doors open at 7PM, event begins at 7:30PM, Friday, Nov 30, at The Gate, purchase tickets and get more information HERE.
Saturday night’s Awards Show will feature performances by: Matthew Byrne, Jack Pine and The Fire, Little Miss Higgins, Quantum Tangle, Annie Sumi and The Lifers, and Winona Wilde. Awards to be announced during the evening are: Traditional Singer / Traditional Album / Vocal Group / Solo Artist / Indigenous Songwriter / English Songwriter / Instrumental Solo / New/Emerging Artist / Contemporary Album / Pushing the Boundaries. Doors open at 7PM, event begins at 7:30PM, Saturday, Dec 1, at The Gate, tickets HERE.
The CFMAs welcome the public to join them Saturday, beginning at 10AM, at the New Central Library for a Children’s Showcase, which will provide entertainment until noon. A Celtic Jam Session will be held at the Oak Tree Tavern from 1-5PM, musicians welcome to jam and anyone welcome to listen! Both of these events are free. More information to be provided shortly.
Tickets and wristbands are on sale NOW
Tickets are on sale for the Friday and Saturday night Awards Ceremony shows. A wristband will get you into both Awards show nights, along with all additional CFMA weekend events. Tickets are $35 (per night); Wristbands are $60 – purchase here: https://folkawards.ca/tickets