May 27, 2015


The Arts

Winnipeg Folk Festival 2014 - July 10

 Ben Harper plays guitar on the Folk Fest's Main Stage Thursday night. He is touring with blues harmonica musician Charlie Musselwhite.
 Ben Harper plays guitar on the Folk Fest's Main Stage Thursday night. He is touring with blues harmonica musician Charlie Musselwhite.
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite headline Folk Fest Thursday night.
Claire Waters and Danny Heinrichs gobble up some famous Whaletails at the festival eating area. The Winnipeggers say they expect to eat at least seven of them before the end of the weekend.
Brittany Roginson dances with her hula hoop at Folk Fest on Thursday. She is performing in the fire shows at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Chantal Dick attends Folk Fest for the fourth time, dancing to Chic Gamine on Thursday night.
Greg Allan feels the love as he delivers free hugs at Folk Fest on Thursday.
Della Mae performs Thursday night at Folk Fest.
Della Mae performs Thursday night at Folk Fest.
Chic Gamine performs Thursday night at Folk Fest.
Candace Froebe and James Penner attend Folk Fest on Thursday. Penner says he is most excited to see Ben Harper at this year's festival.
The Village Tower on the opening night of Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014 at Birds Hill Park.
Kids spin light toys during Bonnie Raitt's set.
Festival goers dance to Bonnie Raitt's headlining set on the opening night of Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014.
Bonnie Raitt headlining the main stage on Wednesday evening.
Blues legend Bonnie Raitt on Main Stage.
Mary Houston and Ian Naften share a moment in the crowd during Bonnie Raitt's set at the main stage on Wednesday evening.
Bonnie Raitt on Main Stage.
Festival goers ride the Seven Earthstones see-saw art project by Tonya Borgeson on the opening day of Winnipeg Folk Fest Wednesday.
The Bros. Landreth perform on Main Stage.
Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers on Main Stage.
Elliette Fast points out bubbles atop her father Reynold's shoulders on the opening day of Winnipeg Folk Fest.
Kids play in the crowd on the opening day of Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014.
Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers on Main Stage.
Michel Julius carries the essentials in the rush to get a campsite.
Volunteers Jeanne Harrison, left, and Denise de Decker gave Folk Festival visitors a warm welcome for the festival's opening on Wednesday.
The day began with the bike ride to the park, hundreds of participants  rode their bikes to the Birds Hill Park to get priority entry to the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Wednesday.
Folk lovers began their Wednesday, July 9 with a drive or bike ride to Birds Hill Park to get priority entry to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Thousands of cars , trucks and RVs rolled directly into the park toward campground parking in a streamlined process free of  previous years' delays.
Bring your bug spray and sunscreen: Thomas Beever has both in preparation for the Folk Festival's start.
At left, Melissa Russell leads a group of loaded-down friends to a camp site upon arrival at the campground Wednesday.
Three-year-old Briar MacDonald runs around as her mom and grandmother set up their craft sale tent at Winnipeg Folk Festival. The popular music festival starts tomorrow.
Briar MacDonald, 3, and her mom Devaki MacDonald, from Collingwood, Ont., have fun setting up their craft booth in preparation for the Winnipeg Folk Festival.
John and Mike Wolchock set up the Pollock Hardware fix-it-shop in the Birds Hill Park campground.
Stage hands set up the festival's Main Stage a day before the festival opens.
Iain Graham of Sound Art puts up the speakers on Main Stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The popular music festival starts tomorrow.
Ben Harper plays guitar on the Folk Fest's Main Stage Thursday night. He is touring with blues harmonica musician Charlie Musselwhite. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Ben Harper plays guitar on the Folk Fest's Main Stage Thursday night. He is touring with blues harmonica musician Charlie Musselwhite. - Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite headline Folk Fest Thursday night. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Claire Waters and Danny Heinrichs gobble up some famous Whaletails at the festival eating area. The Winnipeggers say they expect to eat at least seven of them before the end of the weekend. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Brittany Roginson dances with her hula hoop at Folk Fest on Thursday. She is performing in the fire shows at 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Chantal Dick attends Folk Fest for the fourth time, dancing to Chic Gamine on Thursday night. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Greg Allan feels the love as he delivers free hugs at Folk Fest on Thursday. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Della Mae performs Thursday night at Folk Fest. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Della Mae performs Thursday night at Folk Fest. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Chic Gamine performs Thursday night at Folk Fest. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Candace Froebe and James Penner attend Folk Fest on Thursday. Penner says he is most excited to see Ben Harper at this year's festival. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
The Village Tower on the opening night of Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014 at Birds Hill Park. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
Kids spin light toys during Bonnie Raitt's set. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
Festival goers dance to Bonnie Raitt's headlining set on the opening night of Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
Bonnie Raitt headlining the main stage on Wednesday evening. - Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free Press
Blues legend Bonnie Raitt on Main Stage. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Mary Houston and Ian Naften share a moment in the crowd during Bonnie Raitt's set at the main stage on Wednesday evening. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
Bonnie Raitt on Main Stage. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Festival goers ride the Seven Earthstones see-saw art project by Tonya Borgeson on the opening day of Winnipeg Folk Fest Wednesday. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
The Bros. Landreth perform on Main Stage. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers on Main Stage. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Elliette Fast points out bubbles atop her father Reynold's shoulders on the opening day of Winnipeg Folk Fest. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
Kids play in the crowd on the opening day of Winnipeg Folk Fest 2014. - Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press
Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers on Main Stage. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Michel Julius carries the essentials in the rush to get a campsite. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Volunteers Jeanne Harrison, left, and Denise de Decker gave Folk Festival visitors a warm welcome for the festival's opening on Wednesday. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
The day began with the bike ride to the park, hundreds of participants rode their bikes to the Birds Hill Park to get priority entry to the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Wednesday. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Folk lovers began their Wednesday, July 9 with a drive or bike ride to Birds Hill Park to get priority entry to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Thousands of cars , trucks and RVs rolled directly into the park toward campground parking in a streamlined process free of previous years' delays. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Bring your bug spray and sunscreen: Thomas Beever has both in preparation for the Folk Festival's start. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
At left, Melissa Russell leads a group of loaded-down friends to a camp site upon arrival at the campground Wednesday. - KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Three-year-old Briar MacDonald runs around as her mom and grandmother set up their craft sale tent at Winnipeg Folk Festival. The popular music festival starts tomorrow. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Briar MacDonald, 3, and her mom Devaki MacDonald, from Collingwood, Ont., have fun setting up their craft booth in preparation for the Winnipeg Folk Festival. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
John and Mike Wolchock set up the Pollock Hardware fix-it-shop in the Birds Hill Park campground. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Stage hands set up the festival's Main Stage a day before the festival opens. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Iain Graham of Sound Art puts up the speakers on Main Stage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The popular music festival starts tomorrow. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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