Event Details

Calgary Folk Music Festival presents Martha Wainwright with Bernice Live at The Gateway on Thursday, November 18, for her Love Will Be Reborn album release!

Show is 18+.

Door time: 6:00 PM
Show time: 8:00 PM

The beguiling performer and songwriter returns with her brand new, 5th studio album, Love Will Be Reborn, which follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in search of optimism and joy. Her writing reflects a well lived life, with resulting work that never shies away from an existential throbbing wound. She covers major subjects that move from darkness to light, with songs about aging, new love, shaking off the past and escaping from the ball and chain of anger to find new joy. Wainwright's artistry embraces her wildness and sketches out her raw depth; an edge that makes her uncompromisingly herself and continues to mesmerize an audience two decades on. Love Will Be Reborn captures Wainwright’s heart in transition like a phoenix from the ashes of an existential twilight.


Bernice is the experimental pop vessel of musician/songwriter Robin Dann and her longtime collaborators. Dann’s storytelling is focused in the present moment, compassionately meeting ourselves where we are, and finding joy in familiar but ever changing spaces. Bernice’s latest album, Eau de Bonjourno openly plays with the shape of a pop song, drawing on the band members’ backgrounds in jazz, subverting rhythmic formulas, and resting in grooves that sit just outside of predictable, tenderly held together by intimate vocals. 

To ensure the health and safety of all patrons, staff, volunteers and artists, the Calgary Folk Music Festival and all associated events will require audience members 12 years and older to show proof of vaccination for the foreseeable future. The Calgary Folk Music Festival will NOT be accepting any COVID-19 test results in lieu of vaccine status. We do not have the capacity or expertise to determine the validity of medical test results. Our masking policy remains in place with exceptions for those with documented medical exemptions. Entry will be denied for those who cannot provide the required proof of vaccination documentation.
Calgary Folk Music Festival's concert series is proudly presented by ATB.

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Event Location


The Gateway

1301 16 Avenue NW, SAIT Campus Centre, Calgary, AB T2M 0L4, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4