August Music Festivals

Dylanna Fisher
4 min readJul 31, 2022

Music lovers rejoice, you’ve got options for August music festivals.

Introduction To Music Festivals And The World Of Music In #YEG

Bring out your music loving friends to enjoy these festivals. Edmonton’s music scene is happening this summer. There’s something every weekend throughout the summer. Below is a list of all the festivals happening in August!

Edmonton Heritage Festival July 30 — August 1

Bringing you a taste of Canada’s national heritage, the Edmonton Heritage Festival is back to celebrate multiculturalism. The world music week includes a range of amazing performances right here at the heritage amphitheatre. Performers include Neha Batra, DJ Game Girl, Punjabi Heritage & Folk, Bill Birdsong Miller, Chubby Cree, Alaine, Soji Joseph, Melafrique, Digging Roots, Billie Joe Green, Bill Birdsong Miller, Brandon Baker, and Kaely Jade.

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Edmonton Folk Festival — August 4–7

The Edmonton Folk Festival has been around since 1980 and for good reason. It’s one of the highlights of the Alberta summer and one of the world’s leading folk music festivals.

The festival’s headliners include Kaleo, Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff, Old Crow Medicine Show, The National, And the War on Drugs. These headliners are known throughout Canada for their fantastic folk songs. Running over the weekend, this festival is held at Gallagher Park! There’s much more talent such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Orville Peck, La Doña, Larkin Poe, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Allison Russell, Matt Andersen, Mick Flannery & Susan O’Neill. With all this talent, this festival is sure to get your feet dancing.

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) Outdoors August 4–21

The ESO outside brings forth an impressive number of performances over the weekends in August. The program includes a range of classical music performed by Cosette Justo Valdés (conductor) And Eric Buchmann (violin).

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