Folk Fest

Main Stage Saturday Night

Date: Saturday August 4th

Time: 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

The Kubasonics-Brandon Bowen & Luke Mercer

Date: Friday August 31st

Time: 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

A free weekly concert presented by the City of St. John’s with youth opening performers programmed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society!

The Kubasonics


The Kubasonics are arguably Newfoundland’s finest Ukrainian band. Winners of 3 MusicNL Awards (Group of the Year, Folk/Roots Artist of the Year, The Overcast Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year), their trademark sound combines top-flight musicianship spiced with quirky humour, a dizzying array of exotic traditional instruments, and an eclectic high-energy stage show. They have appeared in 9 of Canada’s provinces and territories, performed in Trinidad and toured Eastern Europe.

Their most recent recording “Kubfunland” draws on a wealth of Ukrainian traditional material ranging from centuries old chants, ritual dance melodies, songs of love and troubled relationships, toe-tapping party music, and even a set of Newfoundland dance tunes. “Kubfunland” was shortlisted for the 2017 Borealis Music Award.

The Kubasonics have had their music included on a number of compilations and the group has been featured on national Radio and TV broadcasts, and even on Hockey Night in Canada.