Organized in partnership with Parks Canada, The Banff Centre, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, the music festival celebrates the mountain heritage of Banff and the importance of protected places in Canada. The diverse lineup of highly acclaimed Canadian artists appeals to everyone's music tastes. This year, audience members who jumped on the band wagon were privy to the folk sounds of the Bahamas and Jenn Grant, indie rock bands Stars, Hey Rosetta! and hip hop genius Shad. Past artists have included such talent as Serena Ryder, Great Big Sea, Corb Lund, Sam Roberts, Matt Anderson and Joel Plaskett Emergency to name a few.
The concert runs rain or shine, so dress for the weather. And, although it’s nearly summer, be sure to pack warmer clothes and blankets for when the temperature cools off in the evening. Bring a blanket, cushion, or festival chair to sit on. Small bags and packs are permitted, but may be subject to search. Alcohol is not allowed in the festival grounds. And, as much as your beloved dog may love music festivals just as much as you, please leave them at home as no pets are allowed on site. Check www.banffparking.ca for available parking spots in town.