The Regina Folk Festival in Canada at the52nd edition


The annual family-friendly , featuring dozens of musicians, which celebrates the importance of music in the community, took place for three days of music, this weekend, in Victoria Park in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It runs with the help of approximately 650 volunteers. It became increasingly difficult to fund the festival, which relied on grant funding, fundraisers and donations and this year, in June, preparing the 52-nd edition, organizers asked community to sustain it , saying it is in a “serious financial crisis”. The community really responded. “This is really a part of people’s lives. These events that we hold become sort of benchmarks. They help us to remember different important parts of our life. There’s been generations of families and neighbours coming together and joining us here and celebrating music,” said Amber Goodwyn, the festival’s artistic director.


This year, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum encouraged artists to create nature inspired songs and the festival began with a concert from “Songs 4 Nature.” Some artists shared their concerns about climate change. The has also booked some musical favourites for its headlining shows. Those include The Strumbellas, The Halluci Nation, Allison Russell Weather Station and Shad.