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 tunes, pals, and a patio thanks to the dream team at the Fringe Grounds Cafe! This year, Fringe Grounds Cafe is slinging drinks and eats for us (trust us – the food is delish!). The great beer garden space and Found Festival Music Series is the place to meet, learn about the fest, grab a ticket, and venture out to find a show. Stay tuned for a full artist lineup.

This year’s Found Grounds beer garden will have a 40% capacity, QR Code ordering, and more measures in place to keep you safe while hanging with your pals in some sweet sunshine. We recommend keeping your mask on while moving through the beer garden. You can remove it when you’ve found a comfy spot to enjoy a beverage! Please keep your distance from folks you didn’t come with and seek consent before approaching pals you might run into. We have to work together to keep our community safe!

While you’re there, check out the iHuman Patchwork Graf Piece!

How to enjoy the shows:
No tickets required, all performances are held at our outdoor music stage in the Found Grounds behind the Backstage Theatre. Capacity is restricted to 40% of fire code, 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.


Click for artist bios for our Thursday lineup.


Click for artist bios for our Friday lineup.


Click for artist bios for our Saturday lineup.


Click for artist bios for our Sunday lineup.

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.