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You’re invited! Edmonton’s FREE Fringe Street Party is back and bigger than ever. This all-ages event features an absolutely electric lineup of musical guests including The Halluci Nation, Sudan Archives, and special guests Sampler Café and Tzadeka & the Murder Hornettes. We can’t wait to see you again, fringers.
WHEN: August 10, 2022, starts at 6:30pm.
WHERE: Outdoor Stage in McIntyre Park (corner of 104 Street and 83 Avenue) See below for full access details.
COST: Totally FREE. No ticket required.
Note that our site is smoke-free and pet-free. While we’d love to welcome every puppy in the city to fringe with us, with lots of fringers visiting us, our site can be too loud and crowded for non-human family members. For the safety and well-being of both pets and people, please keep all animals at home unless they’re an on-the-clock service animal.
9:45PM – The Halluci Nation
9:00PM – Sampler Café
8:00PM – Sudan Archives
7:00PM – Tzadeka & The Murder Hornettes
6:30PM – Cypher Wild
PLUS, special guests Lise and Kim Potter of the Vinyl Burns Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus!
Learn more about these amazing artists below.
About the Free Fringe Street Party: This event is the stuff of Fringe lore. The very first Street Party took place in 1984, when we welcomed a then up-and-coming k.d. lang to play to 3,500 people… the largest audience she’d ever played for at the time. It’s been a while since we’ve hosted a street party, but we wanted to say thank you to our incredible community – our artists, our volunteers, our donors, our sponsors, our patrons, our community partners, and YOU! – for standing by Fringe and the live entertainment industry during the pandemic. Because of your love and support, we’re making a return to live events. Let’s dance!
We know you party at your best when you’re fed and hydrated. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Starting at 6:30pm, grab a beverage from the Maclab Development Group Wine Tent on 83 Avenue and Big Rock Beer Tent or some eats from awesome Festival vendors starting at 6:30pm, including:
- Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Curry N Hurry
- Deep Fried “Just Desserts”
- Fat Franks
- Green Onion Cakes
- Langano Skies Ethiopian Restaurant
- Native Delights First Nations Cuisine
- North Fork Event Catering
- Punky Potato
- Quick Meal Mediterranean Food
- RJ’s Mini-Donuts
- Royal Treats
- Rustixx Wood Fired Pizza
- Spaghetti Cone Food Truck
- Taco in a Bag
This event takes place outdoors in McIntyre Park at the corner 104 Street and 83 Avenue. First-come first-serve seating will be available at picnic tables surrounding the site with a large area of open room to move and dance near the front of the stage. Some tables will be reserved for wheelchair seating. Entry to the site will be available from all sides, there are no entry gates or ticket checkpoints as this is a free public event.
Note that while there are walkways available to navigate the site, there is also uneven ground and grassy terrain throughout the park where some seating and the stage are placed.
Vehicle access will not be permitted on 83 Avenue between 103 and 104 Street for Festival set-up. Paid parking will be available nearby at the Old Strathcona Farmers Market across 103 Street from the event site. This makes for a three-block walk. Unfortunately we cannot offer disability or reserved parking.
Bus routes 8, 701, 4, 404, 523 stop within walking distance of the event site, and we encourage DATS, taxi, or ride-share users to drop off on 103 Street just north of Whyte Avenue (near the public washrooms on the intersection of Gateway Boulevard and Whyte Avenue).
Note that this event will include loud music and effects, and a large video wall behind the performers. While there is no age restriction, this event is uncensored and may include mature themes and content – just like the Fringe! We recommend checking out the music first before bringing kids or people with sensitive ears! Entry and exit are freely permitted throughout the event if any patron wants to take a breather or find a quiet place to listen to the show.
The Halluci Nation
The Halluci Nation is real.
As they enter a new cycle, Bear Witness and Tim “2oolman” Hill of A Tribe Called Red are reintroducing themselves as The Halluci Nation, to reflect the evolution of their music and mission. The Halluci Nation, takes its name from a phrase coined by John Trudell, to describe the vast global community of people who remember at their core what it means to be human. As a visionary artist and activist, Trudell recognized the connection between his accomplishments and what ATCR did intuitively through music and art.
Sudan Archives contains multitudes. She first emerged as an avant-garde violinist who channeled her playing through loop pedals. But she’s also much more than that: lovelorn songwriter, powerful vocal performer, and experimental beatmaker. She’s captivated audiences at festivals around the world with her hybrid sound, playing at Coachella, Pitchfork Midwinter, and FORM: Arcosanti, and sharing stages with St Vincent, Ibeyi, and Michael Kiwanuka while touring her trail-blazing EPs Sudan Archives (2017) and Sink (2018). Sudan’s many identities truly coalesce in her debut album, Athena: a psychedelic, magnetic take on modern R&B that’s unlike anything else you’ve heard.
Improvised broken-beat specialists Sampler Cafe weave Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk and Soul into a tapestry of sound. Electronic by nature but organic in sound, we perform their own brand of wizardry by smashing pads and twisting knobs to blend textures into Lo-Fi, high energy vibrations.
Tzadeka & The Murder Hornettes
Tzadeka makes music that is unpredictable, clever and magnetic. Female-fronted, Experimental-Prairie-Soul/Spoken Word that’s fresh-as-hell!
Tzadeka (TZA-deka) is Maigan van der Giessen, an Edmonton based emcee who has been pushing the boundaries of music since putting out her first tracks with hip hop collective Eshod ibn Wyza (2003). Maigan’s spicy vocals and intricate rhymes blend with long-time producer Marek Czuba’s masterful beat-making to create music that is distinct and fresh; with hints of jazz, punk, politics and the blues.
More recently, accompanied by the Murder Hornettes, Allison Ochoa (baritone sax), and Kirsten Elliot (flute), two players with killer chops; you won’t want to miss this bad ass, heartfelt performance by TZADEKA & the Murder Hornettes!
Lise is a 20 year old singer song-writer born in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. From the young age of 7 she started her singing career in the classical realm of music, and then later made her way into fields such as pop, R&B, alternative and many more sounds.
Lise’s spontaneous writing style reflects her day to day life thoughts, interactions, experiences and imaginations, while also laying out all of her emotions and feelings for all to see. Her vision is to musically capture pieces of a picture in hope’s that when you eventually put everything together you’ll get a glimpse of what’s actually going on inside her head, and maybe see what makes Lise… Lise.
“So, at the end of the day, I make music to figure out more about myself and to figure out… who am I?”
Kim Potter of Vinyl Burns' Rock & Roll Circus
“Everybody loves him, and that’s not even his demographic.”
World class, blistering diablo juggling and wry, self-deprecating magical illusion and physical comedy, building to a climax of live rock-guitar anthems and high-altitude ’80s hair-rock singalong finale.