CGAS RISER Found Festival

The Hoedown

18+ Afterparty Get Tickets


  • July 08, 09:00 pm–2:00 am


Backstage Theatre, Fringe Theatre Arts Barns, 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

An 18+ Found Festival Afterparty
curated by Salem Zurch
Venue: Backstage Theatre @ Fringe Theatre Arts Barns

Doors at 9pm
Kickoff at 10pm

We’ve waited all winter for the time to be right to be taken along, so come on down Saturday July 8 at the new Mile Zero Dance facility. A little country, a little gay, and a whole lot prairie, the Hoedown is what happens when you pack an art party with a whole lot of ‘Berta. Wear your tightest wranglers and pack some yeehaw. You don’t wanna miss this one, bestie.


The Hoedown is back at the Backstage Theatre at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue)! The entrance faces Gateway Boulevard and the Strathcona Streetcar Stop. Tickets can be purchased now and will be available at the door if capacity permits. Tickets are extremely limited – we highly recommend booking in advance. Admission is Offer-What-You-Will with low- and no-cost tickets available.

The Backstage Theatre is wheelchair-accessible, and seating will be available!

NOTE: 5% of all Found 2023 ticket sales, and 5% of all donations made to Common Ground Arts Society until July 10, will be donated to the Old Strathcona Youth Society.


Masking is encouraged but not required.

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.