Welcome, to Alberta's first winter folk music festival! Tongue On The Post Festival (TOP Fest) is a once a year opportunity to enjoy folk music all around Medicine Hat! Keep scrolling to find out more.


Tongue On The Post Festival runs week of January 25 - January 30, with Cafe Concerts throughout the city during the week, a Singer / Songwriter Night on Friday the 29th and all day festivities Saturday the 30st at Medalta Potteries. Full schedule coming soon.

Tongue On The Post Video

Here's a taste of what happens at TOP Festival.

Our 2014 Tongue On The Post highlight video. We are very proud of our festival, and our community is behind us 100%

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Performers

TOP Folk Acts

Headliners
  • The Travelling Mabels
    The Travelling Mabels
  • The Travelling Mabels, Voted ACMA 2011 “Group Of The Year”, are a folk/ country female trio full of spirit, spunk and laughter. Collectively, their songs bring a wealth of life experience to the stage. Singularily, each woman can vocally stand alone, but once you hear the combined harmony blend, you will know why these three women came together. The beauty of the Mabels is that they represent three generations of women. This has opened the door to a dynamic energy both musically and in the rapport with the audiences that most wouldn't experience every day. Their musical influences range from Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Bob Dylan to Cheryl Crow, and their comedic, yet often heart-felt, take on life means they more than meet a wide range of audience expectations whenever they perform.

    "Gave me the impression of a big modern inner-city version of the traditional hoedown in the neighbours barn kind of night. I felt something like what I imagine farmers felt when they hung up their overalls for the week and hustled down to the crossroads for a little long-awaited good ol' jumping around to shake out all the kinks of field work" Kevin Potvin, Republic of East Vancouver


  • Misery Mountain Boys
    Misery Mountain Boys
  • The Misery Mountain Boys are an acoustic ensemble, playing a variety of eclectic roots music. With a strong emphasis on musicianship, and drawing on a diverse influence from swing, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy jazz, and funk, the groups performance is high-energy and interactive, playful yet unpredictable.

    The roots of the Misery Mountain Boys lie on the banks of the mighty Peace River, in small-town Northern Alberta where guitarist Steve Gevenich and mandolinist Dom Golec grew up sharing and creating music together, discovering their own sound and style for over a decade. Since 2011 the group has been based out of Edmonton, Alberta and has continuously evolved through their studies and plain passion for playing music together. Their second EP ‘Long Gone Cat Daddy’ puts a unique emphases on acoustic rhythm and groove and is set for release in December 2015.


  • Leeroy Stagger
    Leeroy Stagger
  • Raised in Victoria, BC Leeroy Stagger worked in several local bands until gaining attention from acts such as Hot Hot Heat and Carolyn Mark. Stagger has garnered an international fan base through relentless touring both home and abroad. Stagger is already well on his way to joining the likes of John Hiatt, Ryan Adams and John Prine as an ambassador for North American roots rock ‘n’ roll.

Venue

Historic Medicine Hat provides the beautiful Medalta Potteries for Tongue On The Post 2016.

More info about location

Medalta Potteries

763 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta


Current Weather

The Schedule

Click Date to see that day's schedule.

Jay Bowcott12:00 PM

Cocoa Bean - #3 108 Broadway Ave E, Redcliff
(403) 548-6730

Jack Humeny12:00 PM

Station Coffee House - 644 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1115

Prairie Chicks12:00 PM

Twist Wine and Tapas - 531 3rd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 528-2188

Curtis Windover1:30 PM

Inspire Cafe - 675 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 548-2233

Brady Enslen7:00 PM

Starbucks - 1941 Strachan Rd SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 979-1961

Connie Johns12:00 PM

Cocoa Bean - #3 108 Broadway Ave E, Redcliff
(403) 548-6730

Brady Enslen12:00 PM

Madhatter Roastery - 513 3rd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-2344

Jay Bowcott12:00 PM

Station Coffee House - 644 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1115

Jack Humeny12:00 PM

REDI Enterprises - 860 Allowance Ave SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 526-5742

Curtis Windover7:00 PM

Oly's Alehouse - 417 7th St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 548-6597

Ali Sellin12:00 PM

Cocoa Bean - #3 108 Broadway Ave E, Redcliff
(403) 548-6730

Jack Humeny1:30 PM

Inspire Cafe - 675 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 548-2233

Louise Ford12:00 PM

Station Coffee House - 644 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1115

Site 617:00 PM

Oly's Alehouse - 417 7th St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 548-6597

Andrew Scott7:00 PM

Starbucks - 1941 Strachan Rd SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 979-1961

Jack Humeny12:00 PM

Cocoa Bean - #3 108 Broadway Ave E, Redcliff
(403) 548-6730

Derek Gavey12:00 PM

Station Coffee House - 644 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1115

Andrew Scott7:00 PM

Oly's Alehouse - 417 7th St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 548-6597

Brady Enslen7:00 PM

Medalta Potteries - 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1070

Supper & Song7:00 PM

Desert Blume

Karen Romanchuk12:00 PM

Cocoa Bean - #3 108 Broadway Ave E, Redcliff
(403) 548-6730

Jack Humeny12:00 PM

Twist Wine and Tapas - 531 3rd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 528-2188

Louise Ford1:30 PM

Inspire Cafe - 675 2nd St SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 548-2233

Opening Ceremonies6:30 PM

713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1070

Singer Songwriter Night7:00 PM

713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1070
Entrance by donation

All Events at Medalta Potteries

713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat
(403) 529-1070

Evening Closing Concert7:00 PM

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Concerts from The Traveling Mabels, Misery Mountain Boys and Leeroy Stagger!

Photos by Bruce Dynes

Visiting Our City

Visit www.stayinmedicinehat.com for some great deals on hotel packages!

Sponsors

Our festival wouldn't exist without the help of our sponsors.

Presented by


Medicine Hat Folk Music Festival

Medicine Hat Folk Music Platinum Sponsors


Alberta Foundation for the Arts
City of Medicine Hat
Canadian Heritage

Medicine Hat Folk Music Gold Sponsors


102.1 CJCY
Logos Embroidery

Medicine Hat Folk Music Silver Sponsors


Live Music Club
Medicine Hat Accommodation Association
Medicine Hat News
Medicine Hat Historic Clay District
Als Audio
2016 Alberta Winter Games

Medicine Hat Folk Music Bronze Sponsors


Grand Rental Station
Bill Taylor
BK Repair

Medicine Hat Folk Music Singer Songwriter Night Sponsors


Angela Kolody Realtor ©
Evangelos Music
Bill Taylor
Inspire Cafe

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