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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.  (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)
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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