A day filled with soul-stirring melodies and vibrant cultural celebrations is coming to the town of Eastend this July.

The first ever Big Flat Folk Fest is presented by the Eastend Arts Council and is poised to be a cornerstone of the town's arts scene.

Event coordinator Katherine Ruschiensky is excited for the event to come to fruition this summer, after talks and planning started only a few short months ago. 

"It's something that many people have been thinking about and wishing for, for years and years and years," she said. "It just kind of took the right people in the right room to just get it going."

The event boasts a stellar lineup featuring locally and internationally known artists such as Colter Wall and Belle Plaine, beloved musicians Adding to the festival's cultural richness, the Nekaneet First Nation Dancers and Drummers are set to grace the stage as special guests,

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the town's campground along the Frenchman River, the festival surroundings are sure to create an unforgettable ambiance.

"Even all the artists are excited to come and just kind of be in the same space with each other," said Ruschiensky. "All the reception around town has been overwhelmingly positive. It's just really exciting to see everybody kind of come up with ideas ... it'll be really great weekend for sure."

While the main draw is the music, the day will feature a pop-up of Shaunavon's Harvest Eatery and Maple Creek's Rafter R Brewing as well as food and beverage vendors local to Eastend. The festival is set to kick off at 11 a.m. on July 13 for a day full of toe-tapping tunes.

Excitement is building as online ticket sales for the Big Flat Folk Fest are scheduled to commence on March 29th. Don't miss out on this extraordinary celebration of folk music and community spirit.