Friends Ukrainian Music Fest at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

It’s all about authentic Ukrainian-Canadian music at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village on Sunday, August 24. Join the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society for their annual Ukrainian music fest featuring the best musicians in the region.

UCHV MusicFest

Comfort food is Ukrainian food!

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. for a strawberries and cream pancake breakfast hosted by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society, but save some room for some tasty pyrohy (perogies), holubtsi (cabbage rolls), kovbasa (garlic sausage) and much more.

Live Concert & Kalyna Idols

A noon-time concert will feature musical performances by:

Millenia • Five Star • Polka Ramblers • Alicia & Stephen Slusarchuk • Mitchell Palahniuk • Jimmy Watsko • John Bandura & Friends • TrembitaChychul Orchestra • Dynamics • Chwill Brothers • Paul Kobasiuk & Friends • Albert Billey • Victor Holubowich and Family Ties • Donald Klym • Diamonds • and the three Kalyna Idol Winners

Co-presented by Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, the eighth annual Kalyna Idol singing contest showcases the region’s future singing stars. Join 790 CFCW’s Larry Donohue at 10:00 a.m. on the Visitor Reception Building courtyard stage to see the new talent. The three Kalyna Idol winners will perform on the Music Fest stage later in the day.

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair for the concert and your dancing shoes for an outdoor dance floor.

Family fun

Bring the entire family and see history brought to life in more than 30 historic buildings. Take in a free horse-drawn wagon ride or attend a special concert in Kiew Hall to see costumed role-players sing and play musical instruments.

About the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Operated by Alberta Culture, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open-air museum where costumed interpreters recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. The village museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through to September 1.

The Details

When: Sunday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, located 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Hwy 16.

Admission: is $9 for adults, $20 for a family (two adults and their children ages 7 to 17), $7 for seniors and $4 for youth (ages 7 to 17). Children six and under are admitted free. Admission is also free for those with a current Experience Alberta’s History Pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card. Please note that admission fees will be increased starting on September 2, 2014.

Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-662-3640 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta)

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