Block Heater 2019 The Calgary Folk Music Festival ALL AGES
February 21 - February 23
All Day
Various Downtown Location
101 9 Ave SW (see map)
Calgary, Alberta
Block Heater is an annual winter festival presented by the Calgary Folk Fest that highlights incredible Canadian and international artists.

About this Event

Calgary Folk Music Festival’s 4th Annual Block Heater festival, presented by ATB, is a magical weekend of concerts and collaborative sessions held at Festival Hall, Studio Bell, the King Eddy, and the New Central Library.

Featuring Ashley MacIssac, Basia Bulat, DJ Logic, The Handsome Family, Matt Mays, Pokey LaFarge, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, and The Wet Secrets plus many more!

For the full schedule and lineup, click here!

2-Day Wristbands

A limited number of 2-day pass wristbands are available. They permit entry to all events on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, subject to venue capacity. Each venue has a predetermined allocation of capacity for wristband holders. If you cannot get into your venue of choice, there will be space for you at one of the other venues. Space will be held for pass-holders until 30 minutes prior to showtime for each event. After that, unsold tickets will be made available for door purchase.

Thursday at Festival Hall

Door time: 7pm

Show time: 8pm

Cartel Madras and Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Note: this event is not included in the 2-day wristband and tickets must be purchased separately.

Friday Happy Hour at the King Eddy – FREE!

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

No ticket required, free show

Join us for a free afternoon of Block Heater music at the King Eddy with Kay Berkel and Carter Felker.

Friday Evening Ticket for Block Heater at Studio Bell, the King Eddy, and the New Central Library

Door time: 6pm

Featuring: Andrew Combs, Ashley MacIsaac, Basia Bulat, Beatrice Deer, Carter Felker, Ghostkeeper, Kacy & Clayton, The Mariachi Ghost, Matt Mays, Paper Beat Scissors, Riit, Saint Sister, Shaela Miller, Sinzere, The Wet Secrets

Saturday Evening Ticket for Block Heater at Studio Bell, the King Eddy, and the New Central Library

Door time: 6pm

Featuring: Andrew Combs, Basia Bulat, DJ Logic, Eamon McGrath Devastation Trio, Haley Heynderickx, The Handsome Family, Jeff Lang, Kay Berkel, Lucky Sonne, Matt Mays, Pierre Kwenders, Pokey LaFarge, Samantha Savage Smith, Shaye Zadravec, The Wet Secrets

Note: the Saturday single day ticket does not include the Saturday afternoon sessions. Tickets for the afternoon sessions must be purchased separately.

Saturday Afternoon Session – Studio Bell

Weightless Again (1:00pm-2:30pm) featuring Jeff Lang, Pokey Lafarge, The Handsome Family, and Kacy & Clayton

Ya-ya Yeah! (3:00pm-4:30pm) featuring Basia Bulat, Haley Heynderickx, Samantha Savage Smith, and Saint Sister

Saturday Afternoon Sessions – The King Eddy

Deerly Beloved (12:30pm-2:00pm) featuring Beatrice Deer, Ghostkeeper, and Shayeb Zadravec

World Spinning (2:30pm-4:00pm) featuring DJ Logic, Pierre Kwenders, The Mariachi Ghost, and Sinzere

Note: Children 12 and under are free!


Purchase tickets here
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