The 42nd edition of the Calgary Folk fest is different this year, due to COVID-19. Limited to 15 percent of its normal capacity, the distanced event was less busy and bustling as the performers, organizers and audience took extra precautions. However, the music was alive and well lending to a thoroughly enjoyable late afternoon and evening. Summer Serenades started Thursday, July 22 and runs until Wednesday, July, 28 at Princes’ Island Park.

Main stage at Folk Fest at 8 p.m with Skratch Bastid performing. PHOTO: TAYLOR CHARLEBOIS
A few open spaces, but still filled with festival fun . PHOTO: TAYLOR CHARLEBOIS
Late afternoon with patrons abiding to social distancing measures. PHOTO: TAYLOR CHARLEBOIS
Food concession stands and a beer garden were available at the event. PHOTO: TAYLOR CHARLEBOIS
When the sun came down and the lights came up, Shad, the headliner, took control of the stage. PHOTOS: TAYLOR CHARLEBOIS
Skratch Bastid in high gear also shared the stage with Shad. PHOTO: TAYLOR CHARLEBOIS