Folk on the Rocks has come a long way since founder Rod Russell and his band of folkie go-getters re-booted a small outdoor gig on the shores of Frame Lake, and transported it over to Long Lake in the summer in 1980.
The two-day weekend event (plus Thursday’s Rock the Folks and Friday’s Warm the Rocks) has grown into one of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing musicians from the NWT, Nunavut and across the globe for the North’s biggest party of the season.
More than 24 hours of programming on six stages, including a children’s area, cultural area, and beer garden, promises fun and enjoyment for all ages. Along with the music, crowds can savour international and traditional cuisine at the food fair, and buy Northern creative works in the Art on the Rocks area.
Then over the weekend, come see performers from all over Canada and the world collaborate with Northern talent in what promises to be the biggest jam party the North has ever seen or heard.