The Carleton hosts a scaled back HUFF

The Argyle Street music venue is the location for this year's Halifax Urban Folk Festival

16 artists will feature over 4 days at this year's Halifax Urban Folk Festival.
16 artists will feature over 4 days at this year's Halifax Urban Folk Festival.

It seems only fitting that The Carleton will play host to a scaled-back version of this year’s Halifax Urban Folk Festival (HUFF).

The brainchild of the Argyle Street music venue’s programmer Mike Campbell, HUFF returns to its roots when it first came onto the Halifax scene in 2010 as a one-club showcase of musical talent.

With dwindling venue options due to the pandemic, this year’s HUFF will feature four live shows at The Carleton on September 3-6.

With limited seating due to the pandemic and Ben Caplan’s September 3 show already sold out, though, audiences looking for their HUFF experience this year will want to grab tickets soon.

Following the Caplan show on September 4 is a duo of Songwriters Circles. The first will feature an all-Halifax lineup of Zamani, Breagh Isabel and Keonté Beals. The second is a showcase of Prince Edward Island musicians with Dennis Ellsworth, Juno Award-winning Catherine MacLellan and Nathan Wiley.

The next night features another two Songwriters Circles. The first of the September 5 show will feature Deves Matwawana, Jon Samuel and Keeper E, and the second with Mo Kenney, Adam Baldwin and Kim Harris.

September 6 will see the return of Carleton at The Carleton as Carleton Stone welcomes  Reeny Smith and Quake Matthews for a matinee performance.

Visit halifaxurbanfolkfestival.com or thecarleton.ca for tickets and information.