The 2023 Jasper Folk Music Festival is in the books and it’s unanimous: it was the festival organizers, and the community, deserved.
After successive years of cancelations due to COVID-19, the herky-jerkiness of last year’s Chetamon Mountain wildfire-compromised event, and some soggy memories of less-than-ideal festival weather, this year’s two-day jamboree was a stunner of a success, said JFMF’s chairperson, Cristin Murphy.
“We are feeling beyond stoked! No words can really describe how happy we are with the amazing music, community support, turnout of people and of course that weather!” she said.
More than 1,150 people enjoyed the music, artisans, food vendors and bouncy castles—a new JFMF record, Murphy said. The turnout was good enough to net a profit, which will be poured into the start-up funds for 2024.
“September 6 and 7…save the date!” she said.
While words can’t do the weekend justice, photos can begin to tell the story. Have a peek at The Jasper Local’s snaps, shot by Bob Covey unless otherwise noted.
oundWhitehorse’s wicked set closed Friday night’s festivities. // Photo by Jamie Robson