The Winnipeg Folk Festival announced the 2011 Main Stage schedule and the addition of three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams to the line-up. Considered by many to be one of the United State’s greatest living songwriters, Williams makes her first appearance at the Winnipeg Folk Festival armed with her unforgettable honesty and on the heels of her latest album release – titled simply Blessed.
Main Stage line-up
Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, July 7
David Wax Museum
The Del McCoury Band with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Tegan and Sara
Friday, July 8
k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang
Toots and the Maytals
Saturday, July 9
Tim Robbins and the Rogues Gallery Band
Sunday, July 10
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
Early bird tickets are on sale until May 31 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music
Store 211 Bannatyne Avenue at Albert, or through Ticketmaster (204) 780-3333, 1-888-655-5354, www.ticketmaster.ca.
Early bird prices: five-day passes $175.00 for adults, $101.66 for youth and seniors, $10.48 for children (5-14). Wednesday and Thursday day passes for adults are $39.76, $29.28 for youth and seniors 65+, and $3.81 for children (5-14). Friday, Saturday and Sunday day passes for $56.90 for adults, $40.71 for youth and seniors, and $5.71 for children (5-14). The Festival Campground is sold out. However five-day passes with camping in the Quiet Campground are still available ($199.76 for adults). Prices do not include GST and Ticketmaster fees.
Schedules are subject to change – please see winnipegfolkfestival.ca for the most current information.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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