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    Thumbs up Folk Festival August 10-13, 2017

    The Members' Sneak Preview is tonight and the Press Conference announcing the Line-Up is at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Tickets go on sale at Re/Max Field Baseball Park on Sunday, June 4th in the morning with the gates opening at 7:00 a.m. and the lottery for purchase going until 8:00 a.m. (no surcharge) with Ticketmaster Sales on-line and on the phone not until 3:00 p.m. that same day.

    In other news, the first prize in the Raffle will be two Economy Class Tickets from KLM Edmonton to Denmark good until September 2018 (assistance by EIA to get this)!
    Last edited by The Man From YEG; 31-05-2017 at 08:15 AM. Reason: Update Ticket Information

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    Further news is that the Beer Garden is expanding by 1,200 people with the extra space going north so that Stage 1 will face the North part of the Beer Garden. Stage 1 will be where the 3:00 p.m. mini-concerts will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

    Also, 30% more portable toilets will be installed on the site.
    Last edited by The Man From YEG; 31-05-2017 at 12:37 PM.

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    Here are the Performers:

    https://edmontonfolkfest.org/festiva.../performers-2/


    Complete Schedule to be released soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From YEG View Post
    Here are the Performers:

    https://edmontonfolkfest.org/festiva.../performers-2/


    Complete Schedule to be released soon.
    Too Hipster centric for this 80's hair band afficienado.....

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    I heard Terry tried to book Krokus and Dokken but they had to take a pass. Bad knees and aching hips. In fact I think that was the name of their last tour.

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    In-person ticket sales went well this morning at the Ballpark with everyone who attended (around 2,000 people) getting tickets with the whole thing wrapping up before 11:00 a.m.

    Ticketmaster opens for sales both on-line and on the phone at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon (June 4th).

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    With the expanded beer garden is the city offering extra transit/ shuttles , taxis etc ...or do they expect everyone to drink and drive ?

    I think shuttles should be offer free of charge , if they promoting more drinking

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    People that drink and drive make that decision themselves not because there's more liquor being served. I'm glad the beer gardens will be closer to a stage. There is a LARGE amount of people attending that would like to enjoy a beer while they listen to music, instead of being packed into a little corner of the whole festival.

    That being said I'd like a free shuttle if they are willing to supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungryman4000 View Post
    People that drink and drive make that decision themselves not because there's more liquor being served. I'm glad the beer gardens will be closer to a stage. There is a LARGE amount of people attending that would like to enjoy a beer while they listen to music, instead of being packed into a little corner of the whole festival.

    That being said I'd like a free shuttle if they are willing to supply.
    It's about being pro active rather than reactive for if : people were responsible so many drunk drivers wouldn't be getting behind the wheel. ...
    Last edited by champking; 04-06-2017 at 03:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From YEG View Post
    In-person ticket sales went well this morning at the Ballpark with everyone who attended (around 2,000 people) getting tickets with the whole thing wrapping up before 11:00 a.m.

    Ticketmaster opens for sales both on-line and on the phone at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon (June 4th).
    I think Folk Fest devotees will sell it out even if the lineup consists of a group of guys blowing flatulence into their mics plus a singing chihuahua chorus.
    There's nobody in this year's performance lineup that would inspire me to attend.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by champking View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hungryman4000 View Post
    People that drink and drive make that decision themselves not because there's more liquor being served. I'm glad the beer gardens will be closer to a stage. There is a LARGE amount of people attending that would like to enjoy a beer while they listen to music, instead of being packed into a little corner of the whole festival.

    That being said I'd like a free shuttle if they are willing to supply.
    It's about being pro active rather than reactive for if : people were responsible so many drunk drivers wouldn't be getting behind the wheel. ...
    true

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    Who can leave the FF site and get in their car and drive away anyway?
    I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudly View Post
    Who can leave the FF site and get in their car and drive away anyway?
    Not to sure ...but , has the city planned for it ?( Is The Question) I would argue feeding a guy 10-20 beers there be a liability! if those people aren't left with out options. I've heard many times patrons on Whyte are refused or can't find cab rides ...And NO TRANSIT....You Want To promote drinking , this kinds of entertainment . Why can't they have fun with out the booze ? The fights ? The chaos ?

    What they do is prey on our people. Why they put 3 liquire stores on every block. They put VLT's in our establishments . Focus on booze , drugs ....it's capitalism , wich for a socialist society ... Goes AGAINST
    Last edited by champking; 04-06-2017 at 07:22 PM.

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    ^speaking of problems handling liquor...
    I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudly View Post
    ^speaking of problems handling liquor...
    Just calling a spade a spade . It's like a phoney ' social licence ' you either condem it or you don't. ...we're human , we become a product of our environment,...we become addicted ,...could be drugs , money , power .

    I just know as a parent ( Don Iveseson CEO) my focus will not to promote those things....I want better .

    Or you want be label the domestic violence capital. The murder capital. The dysfunctional capital. City of chumps ?

    Cause were a breeding ground . What's the divorce rate ?

    Bet we higher than national average
    Last edited by champking; 04-06-2017 at 08:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champking View Post
    Not to sure ...but , has the city planned for it ?( Is The Question) I would argue feeding a guy 10-20 beers there be a liability! if those people aren't left with out options. I've heard many times patrons on Whyte are refused or can't find cab rides ...And NO TRANSIT....You Want To promote drinking , this kinds of entertainment . Why can't they have fun with out the booze ? The fights ? The chaos....

    Have you ever been to the Folk Fest?

    Are you aware that the City has zero to do with running the Festival other than leasing the Park to the Festival and running health and safety inspections?

    That the overwhelming number of volunteers working in the Licensed Area where beer and wine are served are from the industry and are fully conversant with the laws regarding refusing to serve intoxicated patrons and that Security cuts people off and if belligerent they are escorted off site. The Festival is acutely aware of Social Host Liability and abides by strict guidelines in order to not negate their insurance coverages.

    One of the reasons for the expansion is to try to alleviate binge drinking because it has taken so long to get into the Licensed Area that some people once in try not to leave or consume as much as possible in a short time frame. Current AGLC regulations regarding the service and consumption of alcohol by adults are such that it makes one wonder whether the puritanical Social Credit is still the provincial government.

    Want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage outside of the Beer Gardens? Contact your MLA and ask them why you cannot.

    Having been involved with the Festival since 1983 I can attest that the vast majority number of people who attend do not drink and that there are far more visibly alcohol impaired people at football and hockey games. Legions more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From YEG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by champking View Post
    Not to sure ...but , has the city planned for it ?( Is The Question) I would argue feeding a guy 10-20 beers there be a liability! if those people aren't left with out options. I've heard many times patrons on Whyte are refused or can't find cab rides ...And NO TRANSIT....You Want To promote drinking , this kinds of entertainment . Why can't they have fun with out the booze ? The fights ? The chaos....

    Have you ever been to the Folk Fest?

    Are you aware that the City has zero to do with running the Festival other than leasing the Park to the Festival and running health and safety inspections?

    That the overwhelming number of volunteers working in the Licensed Area where beer and wine are served are from the industry and are fully conversant with the laws regarding refusing to serve intoxicated patrons and that Security cuts people off and if belligerent they are escorted off site. The Festival is acutely aware of Social Host Liability and abides by strict guidelines in order to not negate their insurance coverages.

    One of the reasons for the expansion is to try to alleviate binge drinking because it has taken so long to get into the Licensed Area that some people once in try not to leave or consume as much as possible in a short time frame. Current AGLC regulations regarding the service and consumption of alcohol by adults are such that it makes one wonder whether the puritanical Social Credit is still the provincial government.

    Want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage outside of the Beer Gardens? Contact your MLA and ask them why you cannot.

    Having been involved with the Festival since 1983 I can attest that the vast majority number of people who attend do not drink and that there are far more visibly alcohol impaired people at football and hockey games. Legions more.
    Having been to folk fest it mostly doobey smoke I know...not that their anything wrong with that but I bet I could walk in and drink 20 beers , not be called out and freely walk to my vehicle like every bar / establishment in this city . People have a tolerance level where as some 18 year old could have 2 beers ? Puke them self and get thrown out. ...now say he gets thrown out ...are they to fend for self ? Or there people to help get them home ?

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