The Calgary Folk Fest's Nooner

Live tunes, drinks from Big Rock, and delicious food from Taiko Bol and Fiasco Gelato!

The Calgary Folk Fest's Nooner

Fri · July 27, 2018

11:30 am (event ends at 2:30 pm)

Prince's Island Park

Calgary, AB


This event is 18 and over

If you select the print-at-home option, ensure you print out your ticket at home and bring it with you. If you select the will-call option, your ticket(s) will be at the Nooner check in table. 

Enter onto the Island from the main entrance and head east, following the blue balloons to stage 6. Ticket includes food from Taiko Bol, gelato from Fiasco Gelato and a beverage from Big Rock. 

Tom Phillips will be on stage at 12:30pm with Mariel Buckley to follow at 1:30pm.

Your ticket must be presented at the Nooner check-in table to gain admission and receive your meal ticket. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ingrid at

*Tickets will be available to the public on July 15th at 12:00pm

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips
The honky-tonk tradition is in good hands with Tom Phillips, who takes country music’s long, rich heritage, doses it liberally with urban grit and passionately spits it back. Tom’s background studying French horn and guitar, education at U of A plus his voracious appetite for reading, have served him well as he crafts memorable songs and makes classic tunes his own. With the skill of an artisan and the soul of a true street poet, his ballads make his “luck gone bad” a good thing for the rest of us.
Mariel Buckley
Mariel Buckley
Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative. Poignantly raw lyricism and thoughtfully arranged melodies are carried by her timeless vocal delivery - to create a listening experience both unique and captivating.

Though in the early stages of her career, Buckley is a seasoned and captivating live performer. With opening slots for k.d. lang, Hayes Carll, Daniel Romano; and an impressive list of Canadian Festival appearances to her credit, Buckley deftly matches her stark and haunting narratives of real-life struggle with a brassy wit that sets her apart from her contemporaries in its fearlessness. Her strengths as a songwriter are exemplified by her self-titled EP, and full-length debut Motorhome. She's been hailed by No Depression as, “a new Loretta Lynn, speaking her mind... Throw in a little Townes Van Zandt mixed with Joan Jett and you've got a listener who's going to grab a lot of people's attention who are disillusioned with country's offerings as of late.”

Currently set to release her sophomore album "Driving In The Dark", produced by Leeroy Stagger, Mariel Buckley’s skills as a singer-songwriter and performer continue to impress new listeners while her long-time supporters look on with an assured understanding that they knew the depth of her talents from the beginning.
Venue Information:
Prince's Island Park
698 Eau Claire Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 5N4