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Folk Festival kicks off tonight

The Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival returns to the Keystone Centre grounds starting Friday and running through Sunday.

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The Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival returns to the Keystone Centre grounds starting Friday and running through Sunday.

Clear and sunny skies are in the forecast to kick off the Brandon Folk, Music and Art Festival tonight.

The three-day festival starts Friday at 7 p.m. with the first band kicking off their set just minutes later, after an official welcome. The festival takes place "under the trees" in the north-west portion of the Keystone Centre grounds.

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More information about the Brandon folk, Music and Art Festival, including full schedules and artist info, is available online at brandonfolkfestival.ca.

Although gates to the main festival area don't open until 6 p.m., campers can start setting up after 1 p.m.

On the stage tonight are performers like Wax Mannequin, isKwé, Amber Suchy and Federal Lights, with Martin Sexton closing the night out with a lengthy set starting at 10:25 p.m.

The award-winning Sexton, a Syracuse, NY native, is known for blending styles from soul and gospel to rock, blues and R&B with an ability to improvise, beatboxing and scat singing guitar solos.

For Saturday and Sunday, afternoon workshop shows start at noon each day.

Headlining Saturday night will be Halifax's Ben Caplan, performing with his band the Casual Smokers. To close out the festival Sunday night will be Canadian singer Cold Specks, returning to this side of the Atlantic after significant success in the UK.

Tickets are available at the gate.

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