Chris Frayer
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Position: Artistic Director
Company: Winnipeg Folk Festival/ West End Cultural Centre/ Jazz Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Chris Frayer has been the Artistic Director for the West End Cultural Centre, Jazz Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Folk Festival for the last 18 years. In this role he is responsible for programming the summer festival in July and oversees the year round concert series that takes place in several independent venues throughout Winnipeg. He’s a frequent delegate at conferences such as SXSW, Folk Alliance International, Americana and Womex. When he's not conferencing, he spends his time being a festival brat at music festivals throughout North America such as Osheaga, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Desert Daze and Bonnaroo. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife, two sons and dog. The 2022 Winnipeg Folk Festival takes place July 7 - 10.

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