Folk on the Rocks

Folk on the Rocks Nominated!

DSC_0446It came up on Twitter yesterday afternoon and I knew it would soon spread through Yellowknife’s local media. The cities beloved summertime music festival, Folk on the Rocks, has been nominated for the CBC Radio 3 Searchlight Best Music Festival in Canada.

Coincidentally Folk on the Rocks will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer and what a treat it would be for it also to be the greatest Music Fest in Canada. Folk on the Rocks has come a long way since Rod Russell and his band founded the festival on the shores of Frame Lake, and then transported it to Long Lake. Beginning in 1980 the festival was only a small, community-based gathering, but now it has grown into one of Canada’s favorite festival bring in not only great performers from the north but also from the south.

The top prize for the winning Festival, if they get though all four stages, will be international bragging rights and a live CBC Radio 3 broadcast at the festival.

If you want to see Yellowknife Music Fest, Folk on the Rocks, become better than it already is vote today. Here is how:

  1. Go to the website,
  2. Sign-up for an account,
  3. Go to the list page again ( and find Folk on the Rocks (1/4 of the way down, its in alphabetical order),
  4. Choose Folk on the Rocks.
  5. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “VOTE”
  6. YOU ARE DONE – thanks for supporting 😉

UPDATE: Folk on the Rocks is now in the Top 20 /2010/02/folk-on-the-rock-in-top-20/



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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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