Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Stanfest logo.jpg
Location(s) Canso, Nova Scotia
Canada Canada
Years active 1997 – present
Date(s) 29 June – 1 July 2012
Genre Folk music
World music
Website www.stanfest.com

The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, informally known as Stanfest, is an annual three-day music festival held in Canso, Nova Scotia.

Established in 1997 in honour of the late Canadian folk singer and songwriter Stan Rogers, the festival bills itself as "an international festival of songwriters", showcasing Canadian and worldwide grassroots musicians in all genres. The festival has won a number of East Coast Music Awards and attracts over 10,000 music fans each year.1

The Stan Rogers Folk Festival takes place on the first weekend of July. This has been a tradition ever since the first festival in 1997.

References

  1. ^ Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada online article by Tom Mason, 2004

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