The two-day weekend event (plus the Friday opening gala Warm the Rocks) has grown into one of Canada's top summertime music and cultural festivals.
Since 1980, every third weekend in July, over 25 diverse musical acts from North, South and beyond, gather on the sandy shores of Yellowknife's scenic Long Lake to bring you Folk on the Rocks - the coolest Canadian Music Festival north of 60! Set in a natural amphitheater, the breathtaking site provides the backdrop for six stages of live music, workshops, a cultural area and beer garden - all under the lure of the midnight sun. Folk on the Rocks' unique mix of 50% southern, and 50% northern musical acts results in a culturally diverse program for both artists and audiences to experience. The weekend unofficially kicks off on Friday night, with "Warm the Rocks", where musicians play at various venues throughout downtown Yellowknife. Between Saturday and Sunday, over 4,000 visitors will come to Long Lake to listen to music, take in the scenery and enjoy the most anticipated weekend of the year.