THE FOLK FESTIVAL Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19


Thursday, June 16 – The Festival Folk sur le Canal Opening Gala
An opening night concert featuring a true legend of folk music.  One glass of wine and a cheese course included in the admission price.
Georges Vanier Cultural Centre (2450 Workman)

Artist to be announced
8-10 p.m.

Friday, June 17 – Camp-out Along the Canal (4 p.m. to 9:15 p.m)
In partnership with Parks Canada, the Festival is pleased to present this open-air, free concert.  100 lucky campers will be allowed to tent overnight beside the historic Lachine canal.
IIot Charlevoix – Northwest Corner of St. Patrick and Charlevoix (across from Magnan)

Hellbound Hepcats
Folk Jam
Edinburgh Choir

Saturday, June 18 (noon to 10 p.m.)
Terrasse St. Ambroise (5080 St. Ambroise)

Allison Lickley
Scott Normandy
The Wildwood Flowers
Bourrasque Celtique
Emm Gryner                                                              
Rose Cousins
Fred Eaglesmith
Tricot Machine

Sunday, June 19 (noon to 8:30 p.m.)
Terrasse St. Ambroise (5080 St. Ambroise)

Cecile Doo Kingue
Joe Grass
Grouyan Gombo
Anthony D’Amato                         
Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few
Sheesham and Lotus
David Francey                                                                        

Mark your calendars! Hello Darlin’ Productions, Hyperbole Music, Parks Canada, the Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest and the Centre St-Ambroise have partnered to present the 4th annual Montréal Folk Festival on the Canal. This special four-day music event – slated for Thursday to Sunday, June 16 to 19, 2011 – will take place at various locations in the Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest, including the Georges-Vanier Cultural Centre, a new Parks Canada outdoor venue, and our beloved St-Ambroise Terrace located behind the McAuslan Brewery (5080 St-Ambroise Street) along the historic Lachine Canal.

The Folk Festival on the Canal will showcase some of the top names in folk and roots music.

We have created a number of ticketing options for this year’s festival, including incredible early-bird pricing. To purchase tickets in advance, visit This is the only way to get advance tickets.

The festival will take place rain or shine. Join us at the St-Ambroise Terrace on Saturday and Sunday for two full days of music. Our commitment to providing top-notch food options continues this year with a number of well-recognized local businesses at the St-Ambroise venue to tempt your taste buds! Parking will also be available on site for a small fee. This is a family-friendly event replete with children’s activities and performances! For full details and the complete schedule, visit

For four great days of music, food, and McAuslan Brewing’s award-winning beer, don’t miss the 2011 Folk Festival on the Canal!

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