Festival Mainstage – HQ! Located at Minto Park on 5th Ave, the Mainstage features our largest and loudest bands as well as many other events throughout the weekend. It is located next to our food and craft vendors area and 19+ Beer Gardens.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church – Built in 1902, this little gem on Church St. is our most intimate venue, with goldrush-era architecture and beautiful acoustics. Capacity is limited, so please come early to ensure a seat!
Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture – The Oddfellows Ballroom is a large gorgeous space located on the second floor of the Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture on 2nd Ave, overlooking the Yukon River and Klondike Valley.
Front St. Gazebo – One of our three free venues, the Front St. Gazebo is the perfect place to grab an ice cream and settle in for easy-going and family friendly shows on the grass next to the mighty Yukon River.
Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre – The DZCC is the gateway into Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in culture and is DCMF’s second free venue, located on Front St. The building’s award-winning architecture and Hammerstone Gallery are a must see.
Emerging Artist Beer Garden Stage – Featuring northern and emerging artists, this is the place to grab a brew, lay in the grass, and hang out with your friends while listening to fresh talent from the Yukon and abroad. The Beer Gardens are located at Minto Park and are 19+ (free venue – no festival pass required!)
Another festival favourite, this workshop aims to please and never fails to deliver: a little of bit of bluegrass, a little bit of folk, and a whole lot of passion. Expect fiddles, banjos, guitars, beautiful voices, and a setlist of old-time favourites.
Saturday July 23rd, 2 PM – 2:45 PM
For the toe-tappin, fiddle-lovin, folk fanatics out there, this one is for you. Combining traditional old-time tunes with a modern folk flair, this workshop will be one to remember.
Saturday July 23rd, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
The ultimate session of artist’s favourite covers, played like you’ve never heard them before. Every year, this workshop is noted to be one of “the most moving parts of the festival”.
Saturday July 23rd, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
These three big bands will bring on the funk, the marching band snazz, and the jazzy sounds of the brass family for a wild musical ride that might just blow your socks off.
Sunday July 24th, 2 PM – 3 PM
Hands down, the crowd favourite. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime jam session where all of the 2016 DCMF artists cram onstage for an incredible and unique performance. It’s a party, it’s perfect, it’s the potluck.
Sunday July 24th, 3:15 PM – 5 PM
KIDSFest is the annual children’s component to the Dawson City Music Festival.
If you have wee ones in tow, feel free to bring them down to the DCMF Mainstage, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday July 23rd. It’s free to the public and doesn’t require a festival pass!
We’ve got face-painting, arts, crafts, games, dancing, and a performance by award-winning children’s performer, Ginalina, from Vancouver, BC.
DCMF’s 2nd annual Yukon Girls Rock Camp for Yukon girls ages 8 – 18 culminates into a live performance at the Festival Mainstage.
The girls will be forming bands, learning the basics of guitar, drums, bass, vocals, and keyboard, and preparing a finished piece to be presented to the audience.
Please come show your support, cheer them on, and check out the awesome merch they will have made!
More information about this initiative can be found on the Yukon Girls Rock Camp website.