Canadian Folk Music Awards
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| February 19, 2024 |

Get ready for a celebration of music and community at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) 2024, set to unfold in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador from April 3rd to 7th. This year’s CFMAs take the festivities to unprecedented heights with an awe-inspiring lineup that includes two Awards Gala Concerts, three Nominee Showcases, and an array of events that promise to delight audiences.

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April 3-7, 2024: A full slate of events leading up to the grand Awards Gala Concerts.

Awards Gala Concerts: April 6th and 7th at The Majestic Theatre. Hosted by TOM POWER and EMILIA BARTELLAS, featuring live performances and the presentation of 10 awards each night.

Unforgettable Musical Journeys Await
Dive into the soul of folk music with 21 awards, 26 live performances, and a wealth of experiences that span the entire spectrum of folk. Whether you’re tuning in online from the comfort of your home or joining us in the historic heart of St. John’s, this year’s edition is a must-attend for music lovers everywhere.

A Celebration Crafted with Passion
In partnership with Celebrate NL, Destination St. John’s, and Music NL, the 19th CFMA Awards Weekend is more than just an event—it’s a gathering of the folk community’s brightest stars. With performances by Julian Taylor, Jill Barber and so many talented nominees from the Traditional echoes of Folk Music and the Songwriters Showcase to the heartwarming melodies of the Family Music Showcase, each moment is designed to honour the incredible talent that defines Canadian folk music. The CFMAs are delighted to be part of the 2024 YEAR OF THE ARTS.

Quick Schedule Overview:

Pre-Awards Celebration: April 3rd at THE SHIP, featuring local NL talent brought to you by the Newfoundland Folk Arts Society. Let’s kick things off!

Music NL Celebration:
Showcasing NL artists. April 4th, 8:00p.m. NT Majestic Theatre, $25

Songs & Stories – Songwriter Showcase
April 5th, 7:00 pm. LSPU Hall. Tickets are $25
Featuring performances by : Marie-Ève Laure (QC), Dans l’Shed (QC), Hannah Shira Naiman (ON), Cynthia Hamar (AB), Steven Taetz (ON) and Noah Zacharin (ON)

Tradworks – Traditional and Global Roots Showcase
April 5th, 10:00pm NT, The Ship Pub. Tickets are $25
Featuring performances by : Mary Beth Carty (NS), Musique à bouches (QC), Sophie Lukacs (QC), Jackson Hollow (BC), Medusa (ON) and
The Bombadils (NS)

Awards Concert Night 1:
April 6th, 8:00 pm NT, The Majestic Theatre. Tickets are $50
Featuring performances by : Julian Taylor (ON), Aaron Collis (NL), La Déferlance (QC), Queen Kong (ON) and Barbra Lica (ON).

Folk For Families
A family-friendly showcase. April 7th, 1:00 pm NT, LSPU Hall
Featuring performances by : La famille Leblanc (NB), Darrelle London (ON), Mr. Ben (ON) and NL’s own The Swinging Belles (NL).

Awards Concert Night 2:
April 7th, 8:00 pm NT The Majestic Theatre. Tickets are $50.
Featuring performances by: Kaeley Jade (AB), Al Qahwa (ON), Youngtree & the Blooms (NL), Aleksi Campagne (QC) and Jill Barber (BC).

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Venues That Tell a Story

Our selection of venues, including The Majestic Theatre, The LSPU Hall, The Ship Pub and First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre serve as the perfect backdrop for the stories and songs that will captivate your heart. Each location, with its unique charm, promises an intimate and unforgettable experience.

Why Attend?

Since its inception in 2005, the CFMA has been a beacon for the folk music scene, shining a light on the rich diversity and depth of talent across Canada. This year, as we celebrate in Newfoundland and Labrador, we’re not just hosting an awards show—we’re fostering a sense of unity and appreciation for the art that connects us all.

Join the First-Ever CFMA Watch Party

This year, the CFMAs are excited to be piloting a Watch Party program where up to 12 venues outside the host city will be selected to host a live webcast of the awards evenings. CFMA will provide marketing support via graphics suitable for social and print media, PR and technical support. Our goal is to create an opportunity for people to come together to watch the awards shows as a community. Along with CFMA volunteers, Jordan Harnum of Twillingate, NL is identifying and reaching out to possible venues. Details can be obtained via

Be Part of the Celebration

This isn’t just an awards weekend; it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of folk music in Canada. Whether in person or online, your presence adds to the melody that makes the CFMA an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this extraordinary celebration of music, culture, and community.

Join us as we set the stage for a journey through the heart and soul of Canadian folk. See you in St. John’s!

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Canadian Folk Music Awards