Block Heater

Block Heater returns February 9-12, 2023

Our 8th annual Block Heater music festival is currently under construction. Stay tuned for future updates, festival artwork, lineup announcements and more.

New block, same heat!

We were beyond thrilled this past February to welcome incredible artists from across Canada and the United States to our multi-venue event in partnership with Chinook Blast, Glow, and the Arts Commons.

Featuring Witch Prophet, Cadence Weapon, Kacy & Clayton, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, Bobby Bazini, and Reuben and the Dark joined by the Bullhorn Singers. It may have been a new block in 2022, but we brought the same heat to downtown Calgary.

Health & Safety

To create the safest possible environment for patrons, staff, volunteers and artists, Block Heater 2022 concerts at the Jack Singer Concert Hall required all audience members 12 years and older were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event. 

The Jack Singer’s assigned seating was sold at half capacity with physical distancing. Arts Commons has installed energy-efficient MERV 15A air filters providing hospital grade air sterilization using Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI). Arts Commons is frequently cleaned and surfaces sanitized. 

Block Heater 2023 coming soon!

Our 8th annual Block Heater music festival will be returning in February, 2023. Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts (@calgaryfolkfest) for all the latest announcements.

2022/2023 Artist-in-residence: Geneva L. Haley

After overwhelming positive feedback from the 2022, the Calgary Folk Music Festival is pleased to welcome back central Alberta illustrator and designer Geneva L. Haley as this year's artist-in-residence for another year of festival artwork.

Stay tuned for Geneva's Block Heater festival designs coming soon!