Join us for a Concert Weekend – August 13th and 14th!
We’re kicking it off Friday with a Metis Kitchen Party sponsored by the Gabriel Dumont Institute. Take a step back in time and watch a Metis Kitchen party come alive. Artists include: John Arcand, Lucas Welch, Tristen Durocher, Cathy Sproule, Jordan Daniels, Joseph Desjarlis, JJ Guy and Jeremy Corrigal. Enjoy the ambience of a Metis Kitchen just like it used to happen in days gone by – your toes will be tapping! Show starts at 7 p.m. tickets – available at the gate only for $20 per person. Please bring your own lawn chair.
Saturday– enjoy a concert of Fiddle Fest Favorites. Starting it off will be our founder John Arcand joined by his daughter Michelle and his grandson Lee. Then enjoy Freddie and Sheila Pelletier, followed by James Steele and Lionel Gilbertson. After a brief intermission – it’s time to grab your partners for an old time dance, with live music by Rural Routes. Show starts at 7 p.m. – tickets available at the gate only for $20 per person. Please bring your own lawn chair.
John Arcand Fiddle Fest 2021
The 2021 John Arcand Fiddle Fest is cancelled, due to ongoing concerns with Covid-19. Watch our website and this page for updates as we will plan “something” if regulations and quidelines allow.
John Arcand Fiddle Fest 2020
Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 John Arcand Fiddle Fest, we decided to mark our Fiddle Fest weekend, by bringing you a virtual concert. We hope you’ll enjoy these performances from some of our festival main stays right in your own home! We’d like to thank our funders: Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, the SK Arts Board, Sask Lotteries and Sk Culture – and our sponsors: Nutrien, Affinity Credit Union, Amiskusees Semaganis Worme Family Foundation, and the Gabriel Dumont Institute.
Premiering on the John Arcand Fiddle Fest Facebook page and YouTube channel, and right here below, Thursday, August 6th at 7pm!
Enjoy the show!
Dear Fiddle Festers;
For the past 22 years, the John Arcand Fiddle Fest has been a wonderful gathering of artistic talents and it has been such a pleasure each year to bring together music, dance, culture and art enthusiasts from across Western Canada, to facilitate, participate and spectate.
However, we are very sad to inform you that because of health and safety regulations due to Covid-19, our Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel our 23rd Annual festival scheduled for August 6-8th, 2020. It was a hard decision but we felt the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers and all involved had to be our priority.
Our hearts go out to the many artists and artisans who have had their sole means of income come to an abrupt halt. I saw a post on Facebook the other day, where someone said they are waiting as patiently as possible to be able to walk out onto a stage and say these words’ “how you all doing out there tonight?” WOW!! Isn’t that the truth! Do what you can to help them out.
Our organization too is faced with operational costs and overhead that must be dealt with in a one year hiatus. In addition to our valued funding agencies and sponsors to whom we owe a debt of gratitude, your ongoing support will make it possible for the festival to return stronger than ever. If you are able, please consider making a donation today.
We feel confident that with your continued support we will get through this and begin moving forward on producing a great show for 2021 as soon as it is safe to do so.
Feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and for details on sending a donation.
We hope to do something online to mark our 23rd year and at this time are not sure what that will look like. Please continue to watch our Facebook page and this website for notifications.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times.
Until we can musically meet again – stay safe…..
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