11th Annual 15 Minutes of Fame Rosebud’s Outdoor Music and Film Festival

Sunday September 4th Noon-Dusk 

Family friendly event has free parking and music ranging from Classical to Country 

image029Rosebud, Alberta “This is our biggest and best outdoor musical festival with more than 20 performances that will appeal to just about every musical taste,” says 15 Minutes of Fame Manager, Carmen Paterson. “This year we are very pleased to announce that we will also host a short form film festival produced by Six Two Productions along with Eric Pauls.”

Adds Paterson, “Our annual festival has awakened a performing arts culture that celebrates artistic diversity. Whether you’re dancing on your toes to a Canadian Badlands folk song, appreciating the thrill of rock n’ roll, or bopping in your lawn chair to some snappy Big Band – you’ll be swept into an experience you’ll never forget. Watch a 15 Minute live painting. Walk down Vendors Lane. Take in Artist Alley. Eat Ice Cream! 15 Minutes of Fame is created by you, for you!”

2016 Festival Entertainment Lineup 

Garfield Sproule (Rosebud, AB)

Badland Boars (Rosebud, AB)

3 Roses & Thorn (Rosebud, AB)

Steel & Timber (Calgary, AB)

Karla Adolphe (High River, AB)

Joal Kamps (Calgary, AB

Alicia Ward & Chenise Mitchell (Calgary, AB

Zach Habermehl (Rosebud, AB)

Divided by J (Three Hills, AB)

Workshop: Me & the Mrs. (Rosebud, AB) the Dearhearts, (Rosebud, AB) Fig and Flame, (Calgary, AB)

The Good Neighbours (Calgary, AB)

Christina Colyn (Calgary, AB)

Union Choir (Calgary, AB)

Randall Wiebe (Rosebud, AB)

Kathryn Smith (Calgary, AB)

Rebecca Lappa (Calgary, AB)

Rosebud River Valley Boys (Rosebud, AB)

Marie Russell (Rosebud, AB)

image006KARLA ADOLPHE’s music is a tent revival in your heart, head and soul. Her folky guitar supports a HUGE voice and her pop hooks transition straight into old-timey gospel shouts. Be prepared for a moving personal experience. What a voice!

image007CHRISTINA COLYN’s distinctive lyrical themes provide a rich and meaningful experience for the earnest listener. Her demeanour, being curiously accessible, beckons one to join in feeling as deeply as she does in the moments shared together. The sound produced from Christina Colyn has been described as being unexpectedly pronounced. Currently in the studio, working alongside producer Steve Dierkens of Studio D Productions, this project is due to be released in late Fall, 2016.

image008Young Neighbours is a four piece band based in Calgary. Led by Eric Pauls they began as a Post Rock experiment in 2014 but have quickly evolved or devolved into something more rooted in folk. Choosing sparseness whenever possible, they try to create stories with every song through both lyrics and music. Their debut LP, “The Landscaper”, was released on Sept 26th, 2015. Beatroute Magazine called it “The perfect soundtrack for long walks in the snow at night.”

image009JOAL KAMPS is a free-spirited singin’, songwritin’, storytellin’ sensation – passionate about connecting with people through music and laughter. His honest and engaging approach to performing draws listeners in and by blending storytelling with songwriting, Kamps creates “Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop” songs filled with rich stories of human experience inspired by Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and his own personal journey. Joal has recently begun performing as a duo with his wife Lauren and together they have toured throughout western Canada and Europe, having most recently returned from a successful tour of the Netherlands earlier this year. They are currently expecting their first child in the fall.

image025REBECCA LAPPA, the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards and 2015 Edmonton Music Awards winner has been wowing audiences with her unique brand of alt-pop/folk. With comparisons to Florence and the Machine, Rebecca delivers music inspired by history, poetry and life events spun with romance, intelligent wit or raw edginess. This 2013/2015 Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting winner brings a wealth of songs to each performance. She’s performed at the Edmonton, Calgary and Canmore Folkfests. She’s showcased at the Juno’s TD Green Room, St. John CFMAs, Calgary CFMAs, Edmonton CFMAs, Edmonton CCMA Livestock Stage, Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International, SongRise Conference, and as the “Young Albertan” @ Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta 2013 Showcase.  Rebecca’s 6th CD, produced by Russell Broom and funded by a Factor Juried Sound Recording grant will be released this fall.  Her music has been played across Canada, reaching Top 10 on Earshot’s National Folk/Roots/Blue charts.

image012DIVIDED BY J is a dance band that tries to play music that lots of people like, but few bands play. We want to keep challenging ourselves musically, but without losing the fun factor. If you’re wondering about the name, save yourself the headache. Even the explanation hasn’t made sense in years! Just come and have fun!

image026STEEL AND TIMBER –  During the summer of 2014, Calgary’s Edworthy Park was a convenient place to jam. What banjo player Nathan H-Thompson and guitarist Ben Rogalsky didn’t expect, was for passers-by to take interest in their music and start giving them money.  As the coins and album requests added up, these accidental buskers decided to take this seriously and Steel & Timber was born.  Within a short time, their energetic performances earned them invitations to farmers markets, small festivals, charity events, and private functions in Calgary and surrounding area.

image027KP SMITH – A combination of folk, indie, and curious lyrics, KP Smith considers herself a new and eager singer songwriter in the Calgary music scene. Her songs have been described as unusual, unique, and darkly funny. In May of 2016, KP Smith won the Ship and Anchor Untapped Newcomer Song Writer award and since then has released her first solo EP and has tried to navigate the busy music scene. KP was first seen at 15 Minutes of Fame last year as a part of the Southern Alberta Songwriters team, and is thrilled to return with her own set

image017THE DEARHEARTS are three girls playing tiny instruments from a tiny hamlet called Rosebud. Alix Cowman, Lauren de Graaf, and Lauren Hamm met while attending Rosebud School of the Arts, where they discovered their shared love for all things bluegrass and jazz. That love finds its way into their music through their smooth 3-part harmonies and toe-tapping beats. These three women will tug at your heartstrings with their soaring harmonies and tickle your funny bone with their quick wit. The Dearhearts are sweet, sassy, and simply delightful.

2016 Festival Film Lineup

Six Two Productions along with Eric Pauls present a short form film festival featured at the 15 Minutes of Fame, taking place sept 4th in Rosebud, AB. 

Feature films include:

Refocus/Night Ideas by Jaimie Stewart

Leave them Laughing by Eric Pauls

Underwear Skateboarding by Joses Martin

Glue by Michal Lavi

Rosebery by Jay Lawrence and Locke Vincent

Claudio by Kevin Kirkpatrick

Lucidity by Michael Janke 

WHO & WHAT: 15 Minutes of Fame Music Festival – Rosebud (the hamlet’s) 11th annual outdoor Music Festival. a diverse, one-day music festival featuring an eclectic mix of established artists as well as up-and-coming and amateur musicians. Also enjoy local arts & crafts vendors, great food & beverages and ice cream. 

WHERE & WHEN:  West Opera House Square (on Main Street between the Opera House and the Thorny Rose Cafe) in Rosebud, Alberta, on Sunday, September 4th of the Labour Day Weekend. Festival operates from 12:00 PM until dusk (with gates opening at 11:00 AM) 

COST:  Advance tickets are $20 (individuals) or $45 (family). Tickets in day of event are $25 (individuals) or $50 (family) Age four and under get in free. Purchase Tickets Online Tickets will also be sold during the Festival at 15 Minutes of Fame Box Office Tent on Main Street. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are cash only. 

What to bring to the festival: This is an outdoor festival, so bring all-weather duds, a blanket or tarp and low-sitting lawn chairs (tall lawn chairs will only be allowed at the back and along the edges). Do Not bring alcoholic beverages. Wine and beer are available at the Thorny Rose Café.

What types of food will be available at the festival? Wild Horse Jack’s will be serving up their signature BBQ recipes. Ginger Hutchison will have her usual favorites available at the Thorny Rose Café. You also can enjoy a refreshing beer or glass of wine in her outdoor garden space. You can finish off by scooping up a cool treat at Sarah’s Ice Cream! Bring your appetite.

About Rosebud’s 15 Minutes of Fame Music Festival  

15 Minutes of Fame began in 2006, when two local artists combined parties and emerged with one fantastic celebration. Each year the event has evolved to encompass more elements of art and to grow in attendance. The festival has become about celebrating emerging arts that evoke the human senses. rosebudmusicfestival.com @15FameFest


Where is the Entrance?

The entrance to the Festival is at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 840.

Is parking available?

Parking is free. You are free to park on the street in designated areas. There is also parking available outside Rosebud Community Hall. Please do not park on residential and private properties.

Is there an ATM in Rosebud?

No. Please remember to bring cash to purchase tickets to enter the festival or purchase from vendors.