All tickets to ATB Park are Pay What You Will!
Inside ATB Park, you’ll discover the full Fringe experience. Outdoor performances, tasty Fringe treats, ice-cold Big Rock beer, a comfy spot to kick back, and even constantly changing Alberta weather to keep you guessing. This year, you will require a ticket to access ATB Park – snag your Pay What You Will tickets online or at a Box Office. This will help us provide you with a spacious, safe Event experience; keep crowds small; and maintain contact information for tracing purposes should we need it. Fringers are encouraged to wear a mask at busy pinch points around the site (like when ordering a beer or purchasing merchandise from our awesome staff and volunteers) but otherwise, masks are not mandatory outdoors.
ATB Park will feature family-friendly outdoor performers in the afternoons and an electric lineup of live music in the evenings. Food vendors are located inside ATB Park.
ATB Park is located in MacIntyre Park (8331 104 St).
Some spots are still to be confirmed so stay tuned for updates on the full lineup of entertainment.
Click below to check out our awesome family-friendly outdoor performers!
Welcome to THE STREET CIRCUS: A combination of everything spectacular in a modern circus and everything fun and spontaneous about street performing! Cyr wheel, hand-to-hand acrobatics, hula hoops, comedy and fun- this show has it all. These two award-winning performers have over forty years of combined worldwide performance experience and bring an immense and youthful energy to any street or stage! Get ready for nonstop, high energy, upbeat circus entertainment!
Author, entrepreneur and creative influencer Amanda Panda will leave you smiling with her bright colours and exceptional skills. Owner of the Hula Hoop Circus, this multitalented artist is known for bringing the fun wherever she goes. Watch her family friendly show featuring hula hooping, juggling, spinning plates and a surprise slinky finale! She’s the author of the children’s book, Mandi the Clown and the Hula Hoop Circus, has been hula hooping for over 12 years, and her favourite colour is rainbow. Larger than life and a natural kid magnet, Amanda inspires kids of all ages to explore their passions and to dream big!
Tianna the Traveller is an international stunt-woman enamoured with adventure. Her travels are driven by her curiosity about all the beautiful ways in which people and places in this world are unique. During her travels she has picked up quite a collection of unusual stories and stunts including whip cracking and acrobatics. She also invented the world’s only ratchet strap escape and appeared (as Miranda Allen) in season 7 of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Once, in Australia, she was nearly killed by two kangaroos.
Spandy Andy will leave you bewildered with his zany dance moves, quirky personality and vibrant outfits. With over 300 million views online, and performances on national television, Spandy’s ultimate goal is to continue to spread happiness across the globe. Spandy Andy’s high-energy is guaranteed to have you grinning ear to ear. WARNING: his smile is infectious!
Flyin’ Bob last performed at the Fringe many years ago. He’s still at it, because he loves performing and appears to be incapable of doing anything else. He stayed in shape during the pandemic by watching YouTube videos of people working out, and was hugely inspired, to watch even more YouTube videos of people working out. Expect juggling, balance, wire walking, tom foolery, shenanigans, monkey shines, and, what else, oh yes, hijinks. Do not expect intelligent discourse, meaningful insights, practical advice, or demonstrable competence, but we will hang together and have a really good time. “If you’re not part of the solutioning, you’re part of the problemization.”
The Great Balanzo turns the everyday into an adventure with a circus & comedy show for all ages. He’s the last surviving member of the Balanzo family who performed circus for over 300 years. Now there is only one Balanzo left and his shows include the best of circus stunts, physical comedy, and silly elegance!
He’s been seen live by more than a million people in 13 countries around the world. He’s had repeat invitations to Just for Laughs, sold-out shows at the National Arts Centre of Canada, and once John Cleese from Monty Python said ‘Hello’ to him. Enjoy the Great Balanzo Show!
“My hat is a bird; your argument is invalid”. Juggling comedian magic and balance guy, Chris without the Hat puts on an interactive show that focuses on magic, eggs, and razor-sharp machetes. Chris without the Hat has been performing for over 15 years professionally, but has been juggling since he was seven years old. Edmonton audiences have seen Chris many times in past years as an energetic enthusiastic clown with “Hoop & Hat”, or as a pompous alpha-zombie with “Undead Newlyweds”. This year, he will be playing himself.
Magic with a Little Flair is packed quirky jokes, mind blowing magic, and an eye popping finale that are sure to leave you on the edge of your seat!
Jay’s acts, from circus stunts to sleight of hand, make use of her experiences in life and she strives to be inclusive to all who may find themselves in her audience.
Through her quirky, infectious personality and humor, the audience is guaranteed a chuckle and an experience to share for a lifetime!
Step back in time to experience a fun and astounding comedy magic show for the whole family! Ron Pearson’s Mystery Wonder Show is a tribute to the vaudeville shows and silent movies of the past that will have you laughing and gasping with amazement.
“Ron Pearson Channels the Spirit of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. A Beautiful Piece of Silent Theatre.” – St. Albert Gazette
“Real Hilarity…Mind-Boggling Sleight of Hand” – The Edmonton Journal
Click below to learn more about our electric lineup of live music happening in the evenings in ATB Park! More information will be coming soon.
Featuring: Kaeley Jade Wiebe, Matt Darbyshire, Andy Rousselle, additional artists TBA
Armed with a soulful, velvety voice, Edmonton-based singer/songwriter Kaeley Jade effortlessly blends lush poetry and hooky melodic lines to craft music that is both playful and poignant. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers, Vance Joy and Taylor Swift, the Métis artist explores the beauty and complexity of human relationships in her vibrant and polished indie pop.
A Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award nominee, Kaeley’s music has charted in the top 5 of the Indigenous Music Countdown, and her debut single “Years Ago” was added to regular rotation on 102.3 NOW! Radio (Jim Pattison Broadcast Group) after a strong community response. Kaeley’s music has been featured on editorial playlists across DSPs including New Music Friday and Fresh Finds on Spotify and Indigenous Now on Apple Music, and in numerous publications such as Tinnitist (500k+ Twitter followers), SAY Magazine and The GATE. An alumnus of RBCxMusic’s First Up Program and Indigenous Music’s Market Builder Residency, Kaeley has performed at events such as the Edmonton Indigenous Peoples’ Festival, Big Valley Jamboree, Tkaronto Music Festival, and The Tim Horton’s Brier.
Produced by the Juno-nominated team at Velveteen Music, her latest single “Painless” is available now.
A vagabond turned mailman, Jay Gilday has searched for himself in the depths of Folk, blues, traditional, rock and most recently soul music. The quest continues as Jay takes his experiences as a half Dene, half Canadian Irish youth travelling the roads of Canada, the daily roller-coaster of work, family, and performance and weaves them into song. Jay’s live performance is executed with a trained voice and a passion to drive it backed up by a heavy hitting guitar, finger-style or flat-picked, your choice!
Featuring: Frank Bessai (Violin/Vocals), Thom Golub (Upright bass), Dwayne Hrynkiw (percussions, drums), Jason Kodie (accordion/piano/vocals), Chris Smith (Guitar/vocals)
Le Fuzz is a unique Edmonton, five-piece ensemble. Their music is an infectious blend of language and rhythm, the result of 20 years of gigs and journeys. Le Fuzz Has recorded two full-length albums with Scott Franchuk*. The Band was formed in 2002 and they released their first record in 2006 – ‘Vie la Vida!’
“….mischievous voyageur mayhem” – Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal November ‘07
In 2014 they released their sophomore album ‘Usona’, a live off the floor record with a spirit of fearless musical exploration. Le Fuzz is energetic, creative, original and delivers a spectacular live show suitable for all ages.
Le groupe est bien capable d’offrir un spectacle tout en français. Depuis leur naissance, Le Fuzz a eu l’appui de plusieurs organismes francophone à travers l’ouest du Canada.
Ça nous fera le plaisir mais surtout l’honneur d’être parmi votre événement.
You know when you see that young music phenom busking on the ave? The one with the pipes that make you think of Janis or Amy? The busker that seems to be loudly sharing a secret with their guitar? With the songs that hit you in the heart, and make you so dizzy that you just wanna sit down and listen? That’s Mad John.
Featuring: Aubrey Young (singer/saxophone), Paul Bergeron (bass), Nathan Ouellette (drums), Royce Rak (guitar), and David Aide (keys).
Funkafeelya is an exciting, original/cover band that may cause lunacy, dementia, vertigo and delirium but it keeps people getting up to get down! The original music has a rock, funk, and blues sound and the covers include funk, top 40, mo-town, and rock. Funkafeelya is a five piece band that has been touring Canada for the last twenty years.
Funkafeelya was started by singer/songwriter/saxophonist, Aubrey Young. Aubrey has studied saxophone for seven years and has graduated from the theatre program at Red Deer College, as well as the musical theatre program at Sheridan College, in Oakville, Ontario. So after five years of performance training in singing, dancing, and acting, she can hold her leg over her head while pantomiming being stuck in a box and hum Beethoven’s fifth backwards until the crowd applauds or until she dislocates something!
“After Aubrey Young left theatre school, it was evident that she was heading straight to the top. After playing in several bands over the years, Aubrey has brought her vocal talents to the forefront of Canadian pop/funk. Her voice has a range and intensity that is incomparable to many touring bands currently in the business. As a front person, Aubrey is a master at maintaining the energy of the Funkafeelya show throughout the performance, whether it be in bars or headlining at festivals. She is backed by an awesome rhythm section and often will present an interesting visual as well as musical performance. This show is really about fun, and their infectious groove escapes no one. Funkafeelya really rocks the house!” (New Century Music)
The rest of the band is made up of studio caliber musicians. Most of whom are graduates of the instrumental jazz program at Grant MacEwan College, in Edmonton, Alberta. Some of these musicians include: Brandon Baker, Nathan Oulette, Reid Thiel, Brennan Cameron, Paul Bergeron, Devin Hart, Steve Frise, Khy Mattu, Ian Morris, Wes Austin, Mathew Ryan Woods, Henning Witt and Ben & Josh Dodds.
So… from these tangled, woven webs comes Funkafeelya. Promising a funkin’ good time! Wearing lots of big, bright, bold funk costumes and playing peoples favorite, fast, fun songs!
Never have folk and blues met in a sweeter union as now. With just a guitar and soaring vocals, Jayden brings emotions to life while making you tap your feet. Drowned in sweeping melodies, his lyrics both move and challenge the listener. Jayden represents the very best of talent and resilience that Edmonton can offer.
Tzadeka is Maigan van der Giessen, an Edmonton based emcee who has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop music since putting out her first album with hip hop collective Eshod ibn Wyza in 2003. Maigan’s spicy vocals and intricate rhymes blend with producer Madame Wang’s masterful beat-making to create a sound that is distinct and fresh; with hints of jazz, soul, world fusion, blues and everything in between. Having recently joined forces with the Murder Hornettes: Audrey Ochoa, Allison Ochoa and Kirsten Elliot- Tzadeka is excited to be releasing a blazin’ hot new album this Summer, Cities on Fire. A manifesto for our current times.
Featuring: Donita Large, Anthony King (bass), Alan Tymofichuk (guitar) & Barry Martin (percussion)
Donita Large debuts her empowering vocalizations and lyricism with her new single, “Going To Walk That Line”. This Cree singer-songwriter’s style will raise the hair on your neck and give you goosebumps down your arm with her gospel-esque voice. However, gospel does not define this Cree blues-inspired singer-songwriter. In fact, it’s more of the “line” Donita Large has walked in life. Large’s singing career started early on in life – having so much Métis, country, and gospel music around her, Donita Large started singing at funerals and weddings fairly early on. Learning that music could be a powerful tool in healing hearts, Large decided it was time to branch out. She’s quoted saying: “I want to share my music and belt my heart out – I am going to walk that line.” In fact, “Going To Walk That Line” was born of a fairly similar origin story – playing music with a powerful group of women and feeling inspired by the warmth Donita Large felt afterwards. Jamming “all singing their faces off”, Donita Large knew it was time to debut her inspirational message for women- “Get it done. I hope you know your worth.”
While the recent pandemic put the women’s gatherings at a stand-still, Large knew that people were hurting and needed inspiration. With that sentiment in mind, she reached out to multi-talented singer-songwriter Cindy Paul who onboarded as Recording Engineer and Producer. Donita Large expressed her need for a “sweet, slide guitar player…” that could give her the ideal slide guitar sound for her debut, and Cindy Paul knew just where to go, calling on accomplished guitar player Gord Matthews. Cindy Paul’s Native American Music Awards and composition ability combined with Gord Matthews’ run with the Reclines and extensive career as a slide guitarist left Donita Large in great hands. Before Donita Large knew it, her vision came to life. With the power of filesharing, Large and Paul had session drummer Jaime Cooper create the fills and background percussion. From there, Winnipeg rapper and producer Osani Balkaran was tasked with the final mix and master. The end result is “Going To Walk That Line”, an Indigenous Blues inspired single filled with alluring country-blues style riffs and vocalizations, speaking to the power of women. “Going To Walk That Line” speaks to “women’s tenacity of overcoming painful relationships and deciding what line they want to walk.” Surrounded by people of Indigenous lineage, Donita Large is inspired greatly by her culture and people in this message, as well. In the end, “Going To Walk That Line” is an emotionally charged power song for those looking to find the strength to put one foot in front of the other.
Alan Tymofichuk is lead guitarist for Dahlia and The Villains & Dirt Road Angels. Anthony King is the lead guitarist for the one and only Buffy Ste Marie and also sidelines “Slappin Da Bass” when away from touring, Barry Martin plays the drums for many local musicians including the Mary Thomas Blues Band, The Whisky Kings & the Rollie Mac Band.
Edmonton based, Winnipeg bred Lindsey Walker searches for beauty in the darkness in her Edmonton Music Award Album of the Year nominated this desolate bliss. (2017). Apocalyptic, cinematic and achingly sincere, this atmospheric roots-rock album draws upon the sonic inspiration of Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley and Alabama Shakes.
Lindsey Walker was shortlisted for the 2019 Edmonton Music Prize, nominated for Female Artist of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards (2018), and was voted Best of Edmonton Solo Artist by Vue Weekly (2017). On releasing this desolate bliss., she earned distinction as a Canadian Songwriting Competition semi-finalist with the eerie track “St. Petersburg”. The simmering “Window” also drew notice by winning an EMA for Indie Rock Recording of the Year (2018).
Find her wandering in the night hunting all that dares to glimmer.
Kayla Williams is a Central Alberta based singer/songwriter who unabashedly loves soulful pop music! Her sound is characterized by catchy melodies and full harmonies, layered over a backdrop reminiscent of decades past. Her love of oldies music is represented by her soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics, while modern influences are clear in her songwriting.
Her latest single, “Stealing From My Youth” released October 23, 2020 was recorded with JUNO Award winning producer Spencer Cheyne (Jocelyn Alice, Brett Kissel) from OCL Studios in Calgary. “In many ways, not being able to live life ‘normally’ felt like there were days being taken from me, like the pandemic was stealing from my youth” Williams says. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the live music industry, Williams performed more shows in the summer of 2020 than any year previously and has a full schedule lined up for this summer as well.
Graduating RDC with a music diploma (2008) and being an active musician, she also has been a private vocal coach for twelve years, singing and voice science is her focus. Over the past four years Williams has released four singles independently, “Stealing from My Youth” 2020, “Something Right” 2019, “Parking Lot” 2018 and “One More Dose” 2017. All received local/college/commercial radio airplay (CBC, CKUA, BIG 105, Kraze 101.3, X100.7, X92.9) and she’s been interviewed by CBC Calgary’s The Homestretch and CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active.
Her single “Something Right” released March 2019 was specifically written for the 2019 Canada Winter Games and was performed in front of an audience of over 8,000 at the closing ceremonies in Red Deer and broadcast nationally on TSN. Kayla was also one of 11 Western Canadian musicians invited into Canada’s Music Incubator’s AE West professional development program at the National Music Centre (Nov-Dec 2019).
In the midst of a busy run of shows after Alberta’s recent re-opening, Williams has just finished writing songs for her soft ‘70s inspired EP and will soon begin recording for a release in summer of 2022.
It is undeniable that Edmonton, Alberta artist – VISSIA – is a songwriting and performing force to be reckoned with. With a show-stopper of a voice and a knack for storytelling, VISSIA captures the minuscule moments of monotonous everyday life and turns them to gold on her fearless new album, With Pleasure; an album that pines for connection, reminiscing on missed connections, and blurry nights out that meant everything. On every song it feels like love is just around the corner. It’s a contagious feeling that makes us hopeful for the future and desperately excited to meet it.
VISSIA has made high-profile appearances including the UK’s Great Escape Festival, NXNE, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and the Canmore Folk Music Festival, opening for the likes of Hawksley Workman, Jim Bryson, Matt Andersen, and Lindi Ortega.
Enoch Attey is a Canadian based musician and producer who’s passion for all things musical is apparent the moment you hear him. Born in Ivory Coast, but raised on Ghanaian tradition, he began his musical journey with the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Mahalia Jackson, and the Beatles. Picking up the guitar at 17, he’s played everything from Rock, Jazz, RnB, to Reggae and Gospel. His music can be described as a marriage between Soul and Gospel, where Reggae, RnB, Blues, and Folk are invited to dinner on a regular basis. With a deep soulful feeling, light shines through even as you listen.
Featuring: Arlo Maverick (Main Vocals), Oozeela (Keys/Vocals), Dirt Gritie (Guest Vocals), J’Tunes (Keys/Vocals), Sonny Grimezz (Turntables/Vocals), Biboye Onanuga (Drums), Mista Fingaz (Keys), Wright Gruv (Bass)
An artist who makes music that is just as moving as the message, Arlo Maverick’s cerebral rhymes are an expression of his own struggles and realities. Weaving brainy wit into his wordplay and far-reaching influences from soul to drum’n’bass and trap to jazz, Maverick’s music explores race, relationships, mental health, and his personal reflections on the current state of the world.
Central to Edmonton’s hip-hop scene as a founding member of underground rap crew Politic Live, Arlo Maverick continues to navigate his own evolution as a solo artist, while also acting as a big brother and mentor to those coming up in his community.
A multiple Western Canadian Music Award-nominated artist, Maverick has charted on national U.S. and Canadian campus radio, and garnered praise from outlets, such as CBC, PopMatters, Exclaim, Hip Hop Canada, Edmonton Journal, and VICE in 2017 for his quest to save Edmonton’s overlooked rap scene. In the last four years, Maverick has also taken his music abroad to showcases in countries such as the Netherlands, England, Estonia, South Korea, and Wales.
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Joe Nolan, who has been heralded by outlets such as the Globe & Mail and No Depression as an Americana wunderkind, is a Canadian rising star to watch out for in 2021. Nolan has been a staple songwriter in the music industry for over a decade making his first two albums in Nashville with heavyweight producer Colin Linden (Lucinda Williams). He’s also recorded an EP with Hawksley Workman and John Gullmarstam in Sweden. Now he continues to build upon the massive year that came in the wake of his 2018 independently released album Cry Baby and his 2020 release Drifters.
By March 2020, Joe Nolan was a serious musical contender. He’d just returned to his hometown of Edmonton, Canada, after playing a bout of shows in Europe, the culmination of over 170 live dates that previous year.
Now was his time.
Then came COVID-19.
It knocked him down.
But, he wasn’t knocked out.
Instead he experienced a rush of artistic energy. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist took the learnings from previous setbacks and channeled them into song, after song, after song.
Those songs coalesced to become his latest heavyweight album, Scrapper (provisionally scheduled for release on Nov. 15, 2021)
The songs cover themes of loneliness on the road, the struggles of not having a rooted home and the misunderstandings that divide friends and lovers. It’s a look outside the ring of a touring musician, with a sadness hidden beneath the melodic beauty.
As the album Scrapper closes, the final song fades away, and you’ll hear the faint voice of a woman whispering, “I miss you, when are you coming home?”
Dana Wylie is a musician and theatre artist from Edmonton, Alberta, whose original work is rootsy, spacious, thought-provoking, and essentially joyful. Her fifth and latest album, The Earth That You’re Made Of, earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Contemporary Singer of the Year,
and her work in theatre – as an actor, singer, writer, and musical director – has earned her four Sterling Award nominations. She is also the immeasurably proud and generally overwhelmed mother of nine-year-old Anna and two-year-old Grayson. Her theatrical song-cycle Makings of a Voice had its (digital) world premiere at Edmonton’s SkirtsAfire Festival in March, and her sixth album, How Much Muscle, will be released any minute now.