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STINGRAY Young Performers Program

  • Call for submissions
  • Winnipeg, MB

Website Winnipeg Folk Festival

Deadline: May 24, 2022

Now in its 21st year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to present the Stingray Young Performers Program once again.

The program hosts upwards of 30 multi-talented youth musicians aged 14-24. Participants spend a day in sessions with mentors chosen from the festival’s lineup, crafting, and perfecting their songs and a second day performing on stage in front of a Folk Fest audience.

It’s a chance to interact and exchange ideas with young musicians with similar musical interests and we hope those who take part will come away inspired to pursue a future in music.

Musicians – singer/songwriters, bands, vocalists & instrumentalists aged 14 – 24

At the internationally acclaimed Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 7-10, 2022

Program dates: July 6-8, 2022

An Unforgettable Musical Experience –
A learning and performance workshop, this program starts off with professional development classes and mentoring sessions and finishes at the Winnipeg Folk Festival site where participants will showcase on the Young Performers Stage.
Enjoy the experience of a captive audience eager to discover new talent.

Past Mentors have included:
Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), Alexa Dirks, The Crooked Brothers, Jim Bryson, Joey Landreth, JD Edwards, Cara Luft, A’oife O’Donovan, Old Man Luedecke, Matt Epp, Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves), Matt Peters (Royal Canoe), Chad VanGaalen, Kim Barlow, Andy White, David Wax, Steve Dawson, Greg Macpherson, Ruth Moody & Heather Masse (Wailin’ Jenny’s), Amelia Curran, Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Jill Barber, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Kinnie Starr, John K Samson (Weakerthans), John Mann (Spirit of the West), Christine Fellows, Dave Bidini (Rheostatics), Catherine MacLellan, Andrew White (Apostle of Hustle), Jason Collett, Carolyn Mark, Fred Penner, William Prince, and many more.

This year’s mentors will be: Del Barber, Cassie and Maggie, Trish Klein, Ndidi O, and Tré Burt

Information and applications can be found on our website, HERE or you can contact our program assistant at

Applications deadline for the 2022 program is May 24.

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