About Medicine Hat Folk Music Club

Fond folk festival memories planted the seed of an idea with the founding members of the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club. They asked "Why couldn't Medicine Hat have folk music concerts and maybe even a folk festival some day?"

So in the early spring of 2002, the first meetings of this new folk music family were held and a board of directors chosen. In January 2007 our dream of a folk festival was realized when Tongue on the Post was born. 

Our vision is to bring to Medicine Hat regular live concerts showcasing the many different folk genres. These include Celtic, Native American, Country Swing, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel, Bluegrass, Roots Country, Alternative Folk, Latin, Gypsy, African, Klezmer and more.


Singer Songwriter Night (SSN) started in 2006 at Cafe Caprice, then Prickly Pear, Inspire in 2012, and currently Cafe Verve. This is a monthly opportunity for any musicians to perform in an open mic setting. This has helped us in our mandate is to encourage local musicians. We often have featured performers from other parts of the province for the second half of the night and open mic for the first half.

Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival

Monday, January 20 Supper and Song Tuesday, January 21 Kiln Show #1 Wednesday, January 22 Kiln Show #2 Thursday, January 23 Kiln Show #3 Friday, January 24 Singer-Songwriter Night Saturday, January 25 Day Side Stages and Evening Concert

Tongue on the Post (TOP) Folk Music Festival

Monday, Jan.20 - Sunday, Jan.25 | Multiple venues

TOP Fest - VIP Kiln Concert - Hannah Epperson

Tuesday, Jan.21 | 5:30 PM | Medalta Potteries

TOP Fest - VIP Kiln Concert - Kyle Church

Wednesday, Jan.22 | 5:30 PM | Medalta Potteries

TOP Fest - VIP Kiln Concert - Leeroy Stagger

Thursday, Jan.23 | 5:30 PM | Medalta Potteries

TOP Fest - Singer Songwriter Night

Friday, Jan.24 | 5:30 PM | Medalta Potteries

TOP Fest - Day Stages

Saturday, Jan.25 | 10:00 AM | Medalta Potteries

Top Fest - Saturday Evening Headlining Gala

Saturday, Jan.25 | 6:30 PM | Medalta Potteries