This plan is dated January 19, 2021 and will be updated as PHO’s are released and plans evolve.

Prince George Folkfest Society continues our preparations for Coldsnap – the prince george winter ONLINE music festival from January 29th to February 6th, 2021. We are determined to present a music festival that is safe for our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers despite the challenges of COVID-19. We believe presenting this festival will provide a much-needed boost to the spirits of the citizens of Northern BC and beyond.

Safety first

The Provincial Health Orders (PHO’s) dated November 19, 2020 and extended on December 17 and January 8, 2021, suspend all events and social gatherings until at least February 5. With that in mind, our very creative production team has formulated a plan to present an amazing live-to-livestream festival which you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home! We are so very excited to be entering into this form of sharing music with our community. There will be no cover charge to view these performances, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful funders and sponsors. Please stay tuned to updates on this website and through our social media channels for information on how to view the livestream through this website and other platforms.

We have been hard at work assembling an amazing roster of artists that we will present from a specially designed studio in Prince George from January 29 to February 6, 2021. Musicians will perform live or will pre-record a professional quality, exclusive-to-Coldsnap performance. We will present two artists per night, starting at 7:30 pm, while our Coldsnap for Kids concert on Sunday, January 31 will start at 1 pm. Whether live or pre-recorded, the performers are very excited to be able to play for our audience, and our lineup includes multi-award winning artists from all across BC. In addition to the exceptional music and dance performances, we will also present a series of instructional daytime workshops that will focus on the magic of making music. Please see the schedule for the workshops we have lined up so far and we might be adding a few more as we go along. 

The studio where we will produce the livestream will be governed by WorksafeBC protocols and will have WorksafeBC reviewed safety plans in place that will be rigorously followed.

Check back here regularly for details and a schedule of our activities and how to participate in the festival, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. 

“This has been a rough year for everyone and we are excited to bring the music that we love directly into our audience’s homes where everyone can feel a little safer. Livestreaming is very new for us but we are excited to have a great team in Russell AV helping us create a wonderful experience!”– Sue Judge, Artistic Director 

 We are very grateful that we live, work and play on the unceded, traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. We salute, cheer, celebrate and give many thanks and virtual hugs to all our first responders, medical personnel and all other essential workers that continue to work so hard towards the safety of everyone in the community. 

(Artists and performance times subject to change)