CGAS RISER Found Festival

The Hoedown

Afterparty Tickets


  • July 09, 09:00 pm


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

An 18+ Found Festival Afterparty
curated by Exstepmom
Venue: the Backstage Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns

We’ve waited all winter for the time to be right to be taken along, so come on down Saturday July 9 at the Backstage Theatre. 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.


Join us Saturday evening for the Found Grounds Music Series, including karaoke hosted by Sarah J Culkin from 7:00-8:30pm! Then enjoy a drink on the patio while we turn the Backstage Theatre into a queer ‘Berta dance club. Doors will open by 9:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased now and will be available at the door if capacity permits. Admission is Offer-What-You-Will with low- and no-cost tickets available.

NOTE: 5% of all Found 2022 ticket sales, and 5% of all donations made to Common Ground Arts Society until July 10, will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.


Masking is heavily encouraged for The Hoedown. However, we acknowledge that with beverage service available, masking will not be consistently maintained. Please wear your mask as often as possible to protect yourself and the folks around you.

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.