Festival organizers have been working around the clock to prepare the Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV Park for their fourth annual edition of the festival, happening this August long weekend and featuring Jade Eagleson, Dan Mangan, and Said The Whale. “It was challenging this year because the event didn’t get greenlit until about two months ago, so it’s been a little bit of a scramble putting everything together,” says music festival producer Kyle Knutson. “But it’s coming together quite nicely, and we’re expecting a good turnout.”
The lineup will be rich with the usual ensemble of Canadian acts that festival-goers have come to expect from the Pigeon Lake Music Festival. From country singers to rock bands and everything in between, there’s something for everyone at this all-ages event.
“We have a lot of Alberta talent, and we have other acts coming in from B.C. and other provinces in Canada,” Kyle says. “We’ve always supported Canadian musicians and performers.”
Organizers have partnered with the Alberta Cancer Foundation and MusiCounts to host a charity auction featuring two signed Connor McDavid Jerseys, musical instruments signed by the artists, and many more items that go to a good cause. The festival has raised $15,000 to date for cancer research, musical education, and other initiatives. The auction runs from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. before the headliner takes the stage for the night.
The festival runs rain or shine from July 30 to August 1. Ticket information, directions, festival camping information and more can be found on their website.