The board and staff of Prince George Folkfest Society are extremely pleased to announce that, after months of careful planning and constant review of the ever-changing Provincial Health Orders, and following the tremendous success of Coldsnap 2021, they are developing Coldsnap 2022 into an exciting, safe and comfortable live music festival.
The 15th annual Coldsnap –the Prince George Winter Music Festival will happen from January 28 to February 5. During the Coldsnap week, organizers will present amazing live music in front of a reduced capacity audience at a reasonable ticket fee, and will also livestream each show for a nominal fee.
All evening shows and the fabulously popular Coldsnap for Kids will be presented at the newly-refurbished Prince George Playhouse.
The lineup of exceptional performers will be announced as they are confirmed but they have let out a few teasers.
The Coldsnap Kickoff on Friday January 28 will feature the band Early Spirit who will lead you through the musical mosaic of their own unique West Coast Rockin’ Folkin’ Rollin’ Jazzin’ Celtic Swing-Grass. The unforgettable finale on Saturday February 5 will see the fabulous BoomBooms return to the Prince George stage with “some of the tightest, smoothest, sexiest soul and funk” you will ever hear. In between, Coldsnap will feature the likes of blues master Murray Porter, folk rockin’ sounds from Sarah Smith, gypsy jazz from The Lost Fingers and the extraordinary musicianship of Prince George’s own Genevieve Jaide and Karl Wyssen, as well as many others.
Coldsnap will also present its famous daytime outreach workshop series during the week, although they will be hosting these in just one venue to a limited capacity audience. Organizers will also livestream these musician-focused workshops which will be no charge to the in-person participants or to online viewers.
The safety of the audience, artists, volunteers and staff is paramount so please know that they need to stay flexible in their presentation and plans. The performers are all very excited to have the opportunity to play here.
Stay tuned to the Coldsnap website (www.coldsnapfestival.com) and our social media channels for details on the artist lineup, schedule, venues, safety protocols and when and how to buy tickets which will be released very soon!