The Calgary Folk Fest's Nooner

Tunes, banter, drinks and great food from Taiko Bol.

The Calgary Folk Fest's Nooner

Fri · July 28, 2017

11:30 am (event ends at 3:00 pm)

Prince's Island Park

Calgary, AB


This event is 18 and over

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


Lindi Ortega starts at noon! The Iguanas takes the stage thereafter.


Don't be late!


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


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Lindi Ortega
Lindi Ortega
t’s no wonder singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega once ditched her Toronto hometown and hit the road for Nashville. With a sound spooned by Dolly and Emmylou, her vocal chords alone could have stolen a vintage truck and hit the interstate. Ortega writes songs that swerve from highway to roadhouse, fueled on heartbreak and hopefulness as she whips out guitar chops and abundant melody.
Her five years in Nashville were less about chasing the industry dream than living the music’s history, including playing on the country music awards as part of Carrie Underwood’s backing band and performing her own set at the Opry. At no time did Ortega attempt to fit into the city’s glossy mold. In Nashville as in Toronto, Ortega remained a constant on critics’ up and comer lists, but, always the bridesmaid — broke, and tired of living gig to gig — she eased off until the muse coaxed out one more set songs before following her heart to Calgary.
These recent songs are distanced from Nashville’s slickness and illusions, growing simpler, stripped down, spare. Ortega’s ability to capture in lyrics the bright flashes between the larger darkness is reminiscent of a starry sky. Fed by the gritty city, this angel may have flown from Nashville, but she took its vintage soul and a defiant optimism with her.
The Iguanas
The Iguanas
The Iguanas are not to be confused with the ͚60s garage outfit featuring legendary Stooge Iggy Pop (although they well might have listened to them). This isa self-described Latin-infused Chicano rock band with a sound that is inextricably linked to the polyglot, multicultural heritage of New Orleans—a mix of funk, soul, jazz, Latin, R&B and zydeco—and a big, brassy soul. Of course, there͛s also a heaping helping of Tex-Mex, country, and conjunto, just in case you thought you had them pegged. Over their nearly 20 year tenure, The Iguanas have committed hard enough to both the Latin and roots-rock styles that calling them a fusion band would be dismissive. The band functions so well as a roots-rock band that their country-est songs wouldn't be out of place in a Son Volt set. In the other direction, however, their Spanish songs are as authentic of anything south of the border. These ripping reptiles are no strangers to classic genres like doo wop and surf, fed through a layer of Latin conjunto. What really ties The Iguanas musical identity together is their sense of place and vivacity, and perhaps the most consistent element of their sound is the tight, irresistibly hip-switching groove they bring to their live shows.
Venue Information:
Prince's Island Park
698 Eau Claire Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 5N4