We have reason to believe that our beer tastes better at these events. Music and beer are good together. We're talking peanut butter and jelly good. We're excited to continue sponsoring music festivals in 2017.
Thursday, 7 July 2016 - 7:00pm
The Winnipeg Folk Fest is the culmination of everything great about our local folk community. For four days every July, we gather at Bird’s Hill Park to celebrate and enjoy exceptional music and Big Rock beer with our friends and family. There are ten stages of music to explore at Folk Fest, some nestled in clearings in the woods, others in the middle of a prairie field with enough room to dance the afternoons away.
Big Rock is a proud partner of this annual tradition in Winnipeg. Drop into the Big Rock beer gardens for a little shade and a cold one!
Friday, 15 July 2016 - 10:00am
Folk on the Rocks has come a long way since founder Rod Russell and his band of folkie go-getters re-booted a small outdoor gig on the shores of Frame Lake, and transported it over to Long Lake in the summer in 1980.
It is one of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing performers from the NWT, Nunavut and across the globe for the North’s biggest party under the midnight sun.
More than 24 hours of programming on six stages, including a Kidszone, The One World (Cultural Area) and a beer garden where you'll find Big Rock, promises fun and enjoyment for all ages. Along with the music, crowds can savour international and traditional cuisine at the food fair, and buy Northern creative works in the Art on the Rocks area.
Come delight in this musical offering and be a part of the magic as performers from all over Canada and the world create and collaborate in the biggest artistic jam in the North.
Friday, 15 July 2016 - 2:00pm
Join us for the best weekend of your summer!
This festival has over 60 acts from 15+ countries. The urban beachfront beauty of Jericho Beach Park. Take a bus, bike, car share, even walk to the festival - so easy, so accessible. Come immerse yourself in the music of your world, sample delicious food from around the globe, shop, hang out with friends, and experience three glorious days that will stay in your heart forever. The festival includes over 70 hours of world, folk and roots music on seven outdoor stages, all overlooking the picture-perfect vistas of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.
Big Rock is a proud partner of this annual tradition in Vancouver. Drop into the Big Rock beer gardens for a little shade and a cold one!
Here is a playlist of some Big Rock picks:
Thursday, 21 July 2016 - 4:00pm
Revel in one of the “7 musical wonders of the world” at the 37th Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park, an annual sound salvation that programs 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries on 8 stages in concerts and magical collaborative sessions.
It’s a genre-defying, continent-linking festival where fiercely independent, creative troubadours and master instrumentalists from Mauritania, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ethiopia, the United States and Canada celebrate diverse traditions, deep roots and cool grooves.
Big Rock is a proud partner of this annual tradition in Calgary. Drop into the Big Rock beer gardens for a little shade and a cold one!
"Whether one of the thousands of families with babies in strollers and toddlers on piggyback, gangs of girlfriends stretched out on the lawn or elderly couples perched in the shade listening to Corb Lund and Annie Lou, from their hearts to their souls to the bottoms of their bare feet, it's no secret that tourists and locals alike love this folk fest." - KELLY DOODY - CALGARY HERALD
Here is a playlist of some Big Rock picks:
Friday, 22 July 2016 - 11:00am
Since its inception in 1979, the Dawson City Music Festival has grown from a weekend barbeque in a field into the Yukon's biggest summer event.
Big Rock is pround to be a part of this diverse and always unexpected programming; (nearly 30 artists from across the world!) combined with our beautifully remote location make the Festival the most anticipated event under the midnight sun and a must-see for adventurous music lovers.
Thursday, 4 August 2016 - 4:00pm
Beginning in 1980 with one staff and 300 volunteers, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival has grown and matured to become one of the leading folk festivals in the world. Now boasting a volunteer force of over 2000, the festival in a not-for-profit society dedicated to bringing in the best of folk music from around the world.
The quality of the music and the depth of the performer lineup is the single greatest ingredient in our success. Terry Wickham, producer, selects artists within a broad musical mandate. Our vision is to continue to improve as a world- class folk music festival.
Big Rock is once again proud to partner with this great event. We'll see you in the beer gardens!
Friday, 5 August 2016 - 4:00pm
Victoria Park will come alive with the magic of the 47th Regina Folk Festival. As always, there will be amazing music on the Mainstage and the free daytime Sunlit Stages. This festival features an incredible blend of musical styles, cultural influences and, above all, some of the world’s best talent.
Big Rock is a proud partner of this annual tradition in Regina. Drop into the Big Rock beer gardens for a little shade and a cold one!
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 6:30pm
The first annual Bear Creek Folk Music Festival will take place on Borstad Hill in Muskoseepi Park, in the heart of Grande Prairie. It will feature over 30 provincial, national, and international touring artists in 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 will be something for everyone to enjoy.
This is a very family-friendly event, with children under 12 entering free, and youth and senior discounts available. There will be a kids’ area on-site, with crafts, entertainment, and numerous activities.
Site amenities will also include a beer garden, where you'll find Big Rock, and food fair, artisan craft booths, and much more!