Big Rock


The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents the third edition of Block Heater, a winter music extravaganza, the Family Day long weekend. 24 local, national and international artists perform in concerts and collaborative sessions at Festival Hall (1215 10 Avenue SE), Ironwood Stage and Grill (1229 9 Ave SE), Studio Bell (850 4 St. SE) and the King Eddy (438 9 Ave. SE). Block Heater kicks off with a special edition of Dave Kelly Live on February 14 at Theatre Junction Grand, which commemorates the many ways music contributes to life in our city.

The multi-faceted roots, blues, country, and indie music program injects our summer festival vibe into a bleak winter month. Much like the island community built on Prince’s Island each July, this is a community-based festival experience that celebrates artistic excellence. Friday and Saturday night at Studio Bell and the King Eddy allows folks to wander from stage to stage, hang with friends at the different bars and become immersed in the National Music Centre’s exhibits and collections. Come see what’s pouring at the big rock tent!