Rogue Folk Club & the CFMAs Present

Canadian Folk Music Awards: Night 1

& Songwriters Showcase

Canadian Folk Music Awards (Canada)





3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano

Accessible All ages

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The 18th Edition of the CFMA Awards Weekend takes place March 31 – April 2, 2023 in Vancouver, B.C. The Official Awards Concerts will be held Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 (6:00-8:30 pm PT) at the Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square, with the assistance of the Rogue Folk Club, each featuring live performances from 5 CFMA nominees and the presentation of 10 awards nightly during the largest annual celebration of Canadian Folk Music recordings. In addition to the Awards Concerts, three Nominee Showcase Concerts will feature 2023 CFMA nominated performers – a Traditional Music Showcase, Songwriters Showcase and Children and Family Music Showcase.

Hosted by Chelsey June (Twin Flames) and Benoit Bourque, the bilingual CFMA 2023 Award Concerts will feature a total of 20 awards being presented, including the Unsung Hero Award, over the course of two nights, as well as performances by an exciting and diverse selection of 10 of this year’s nominees from across the nation.

The CFMA 2023 Awards Concerts take place on Saturday April 1 at 6:00 PM and Sunday April 2 at 6:00 PM at the Mel Lehan Hall at St James Community Square. Prices are $46 for Awards Concert tickets and include all fees, purchase online or in-person just prior to each show.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the events will also stream without charge on CFMA’s websites, (EN) and (FR) plus the CFMA’s Youtube channel.

AWARDS NIGHT 1: Saturday April 1 @ 6:00 PDT


  • Geneviève & Alain
  • Angelique Francis
  • Kyle McKearney
  • Camie
  • Barney Bentall
Songwriters Showcase Concert: Saturday April 1 @ 1:00 PM PDT
  • Ken Yates
  • Amanda Rheaume
  • Sébastien Lacombe
  • Suzie Ungerleider
  • Adrian Sutherland
  • Ancolie

Our COVID-19 Policy: The Government of Canada issued a statement on January 27 2023 that said in part ... "As COVID-19 activity continues and hospitalizations remain elevated in Canada, layers of prevention, including keeping up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and personal protective practises remain our best approach to reduce the risk of developing severe illness and limit the burden on the health system." We agree with this.

Sponsorship Opportunities: These are available for all our shows. For a nominal cost, individuals or businesses can sponsor any of our shows and reap a number of benefits - free tickets, reserved table, recognition on literature, our web site and at the concerts. For more information simply contact our Sponsorship Director Morris Biddle at