Here is the full lineup of 35 performers: Award Winning Children’s Entertainer Fred Penner, Bluegrass Icon Ricky Scaggs and the Kentucky Thunder, soul singer Mike Ferris, rock singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman; folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat; Juno nominated blues guitarist Matt Andersen; gospel singers The McCrary Sisters, who have performed with Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley; Celtic group Ten Strings and a Goatskin; country singer Rodney Crowell; Juno nominated calypso group Kobo Town; Joey Landreth of the Bros. Landreth; and local artists Celeigh Cardinal and Mitchell Heinricks.
3 DAY FESTIVAL PRICES = Regular 3 Day Pass = $159.00, Student/Senior 3 Day Pass = $109.00
NEW for those who want to share – A Shareable Pass = Regular = $185.00, Only 3 Seniors/Youth = $120.00. Call the GPLT Box Office to order your Sharable Passes – One Day Specific Ticket will be issued for each day of the festival. The Friday day ticket can be used by only one person. The Saturday Day Tickets can be used by another person. A third person can use the Sunday Ticket. Two people cannot use the same specific day ticket. The Sharable Pass allows each person to attend for one entire day. The days cannot be split between more than one person.
The second annual Bear Creek Folk Music Festival takes place August 18-20, 2017 on Borstad Hill in Muskoseepi Park, in the heart of Grande Prairie. The fest features 4 stages with over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists performing from a wide range of genres, including country, Celtic, blues, gospel, Americana, bluegrass, world music, contemporary and traditional folk, rock , and many things in between. With its diverse and high-calibre lineup, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
The nightly mainstage performances feature concerts by numerous great headliners. During the day on Saturday and Sunday, three simultaneously running stages will feature concerts and workshops (or “sessions”). Sessions are music-in-the round performances where artists from different groups, including most of the headlining artists, come together and jam on stage. Some sessions are programmed to blend artists of similar backgrounds and genres, and some are designed to throw together artists from wildly different styles. Either way, audiences get to hear performances that will never be heard again in an intimate, up-close and personal setting.
This is a family-friendly event, with children under 12 entering free, and youth and senior discounts available. The vibe is relaxed and all about enjoying world-class music. Sit and listen for a bit then move to the next stage, or find some shade and spend the day in one place soaking up the tunes. The kids area offers free face-painting and arts & crafts. Enjoy craft beer, ciders, and wines in the beer gardens. Artisan vendors, diverse food options, and a stocked merch tent round out the fest’s offerings.