Let the music play on: Enjoy winter fun at the Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival
- December 18, 2019
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Although you may associate music festivals with the summer season, it doesn’t mean that winter isn’t an equally opportune time to enjoy some live entertainment. The Tongue on the Post Music Festival offers visitors and locals the chance to experience a week’s worth of live performances in Medicine Hat. Now in its 14th year, the festival will feature an eclectic mix of Canadian folk, roots and country musicians who will be taking the stage at venues across the city. This is a great chance to discover new artists and check out some beloved favourites!
Tongue on the Post will kick off on January 20th with the festival’s annual dinner and concert event, Supper and Song. Enjoy dinner at the Heartwood Café and take in a performance from Calgary-born singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley. Drawing comparisons to Kathleen Edwards and Loretta Lynn, Buckley’s soulful lyrics and resonant vocals have been garnering a following of fans across the US and Canada.
During the week you can catch performances by Hannah Epperson, Kyle Church, and Leeroy Stagger. Friday night is Singer Songwriter Night, the culmination of a year-long competition that will showcase the best independent musicians in Medicine Hat. The festival’s biggest day is Saturday, with four stages featuring a host of talent from day til’ night, including local legend Derek Hintz and a closing performance by the iconic Maria Dunn. Some exciting interactive workshops will also take place on Saturday, where visitors can learn more about the harmonica and gain insight into instrument repair with a luthier! This is an event music-lovers are sure to enjoy.
Many of the marquee performances will take place at the Medalta in Medicine Hat’s historic Clay District. The Medalta is a restored, centuries-old factory which now operates as a non-profit museum and centre for the ceramic arts. The Medalta’s rustic interiors provide an ideal setting for the line-up of special live performers at Tongue on the Post.
The Tongue on the Post Music Festival is a wonderful excuse to brave the cold and visit Medicine Hat in the middle of the winter season. When you arrive, get out of the cold by setting up your home base at Days Inn Medicine Hat. Warm welcomes and warm comfortable accommodations await you with a host of impressive amenities including complimentary hot breakfasts served daily, indoor pool, whirlpool, giant kids' waterslide and much more. Book your stay with us today!