Newfoundland and Labrador to Host the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 2023152 Views

May 18, 2023

The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, today announced that Newfoundland and Labrador will host the 2024 Canadian Folk Music Awards. St. John’s will play host city to the award show again for the first time since 2008.

Leading up to the awards ceremony, there will be a week-long celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canadian folk music. Special events such as showcases and all ages events will be planned to celebrate Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich history in folk music.

The award ceremony and related festivities will coincide with the recently announced Year of the Arts, a celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich arts and cultural sector. This year-long celebration will feature public initiatives including events, festivals, music and performances.

Minister Crocker was joined at the announcement by Wade Pinhorn, Local Chair, Canadian Folk Music Awards Event Committee; Cathy Duke, Chief Executive Officer of Destination St. John’s; Anna Brophy, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society; and Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Chief Executive Officer of MusicNL, as well as other key stakeholders.

Newfoundland and Labrador folk musicians who wish to submit their albums for consideration for a 2024 Canadian Folk Music Award can visit for more information.

Celebrate NL, Destination St. John’s and Music NL submitted a bid to bring the folk music showcase to the province. The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms.


“The Canadian Folk Music Awards will find a natural and enthusiastic audience here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Folk music is entwined in our storytelling culture, and we have had an incredible number of folk artists find success on the national and international stages. I look forward to the 2024 awards show and can guarantee that this will be one of the best events the Canadian folk music community has ever seen.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

“The Canadian Folk Music Awards are excited to be returning to St. John’s to join with the folk music community in Newfoundland and Labrador to celebrate the best in Canadian folk music.  Artists from across the country will perform in St. John’s, and join local musicians and music lovers, many surely playing Folk Night at The Ship, and in any of the traditional sessions happening around town.  Newfoundland and Labrador are steeped in folk traditions, and I’m excited to bring the country to enjoy what the province has to offer!”
Graham Lindsey
Canadian Folk Music Awards

“Destination St. John’s is delighted to see the Canadian Folk Music Awards come to St. John’s in 2024. Not only will we welcome artists and visitors from across the country, but we will have the opportunity to celebrate the success of our own talented singers, songwriters and musicians at home.”
Cathy Duke
Destination St. John’s

“We are thrilled to be a part of the esteemed Canadian Folk Music Awards. As passionate advocates for the rich heritage and diversity of folk music in Newfoundland and Labrador, MusicNL is excited to join forces with the Canadian folk music community to celebrate and recognize the incredible talents within this genre. Our team is dedicated to supporting a memorable event that pays tribute to the artists, songwriters, and industry professionals who have made significant contributions to the Canadian folk music landscape. We look forward to supporting a remarkable event showcasing the power and beauty of folk music that leaves a lasting impact on both the performers and the audience.”
Rhonda Tulk-Lane

“The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society is thrilled that the Canadian Folk Music Awards has selected our capital city as its destination in 2024. Our province has such rich and diverse folk arts traditions and we’re excited to showcase them to the whole country. With 2024 being the Year of the Arts, as well as the 50th anniversary of the NLFAS event ‘Folk Night at The Ship’, we are not only delighted to share our talent with our fellow Canadian folk artists, but we are also excited to be inspired by them!”
Anna Brophy
Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society


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