CGAS RISER Found Festival

Found Grounds and Music Series



The Backstage Theatre, 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Found Grounds behind the Backstage Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns for FREE access to tunes, pals, and a patio thanks to the dream team at the Fringe Grounds Cafe!

While you’re there, check out Bask, a projection installation by Mackenzie Bedford in collaboration with Sophie May Healey, Andrew Cormier, and Freakmeats!


Sunday, July 10
2:00pm – Mike Mikus
3:00pm – Sammy Volkov
4:00pm – Madjohn & Co.
5:00pm – Taylor Jade
6:00pm – Misfortune Tellers
7:00pm – Manny V Y Esquina Latina
8:00pm – Emmet Michael

How to enjoy the shows
No tickets required, all performances are held at our outdoor music stage in the FounGrounds behind the Backstage Theatre. Capacity is limited, so if there’s someone you’re excited to see we recommend you arrive a while in advance to make sure you have a table! Standing room will be available outside of the Found Grounds patio.

The Music Series is curated by Mustafa Rafiq with Stemchamp.

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.