Prime Time declared winner of 2023 Main Stage Showdown

Prime Time declared winner of 2023 Main Stage Showdown

Yellowknife – In an exciting battle of the performers at the Main Stage Showdown, Prime Time took home the first prize today – a $500 cash prize, artist passes for the festival weekend and a slot on the Folk On The Rock’s Main Stage during the festival weekend.

Emceed by Layne Rybchinski, the Main Stage Showdown featured incredible performances by local artists. Performers included:

  • Prime Time
  • caughtbyholden
  • Jacob Charpy
  • Gigi
  • The Dandy Lions
  • John Macaulay
  • James Alynes
  • The WhiteKeyes
  • Big Blue
  • Hughes

The Main Stage Showdown is a talent show style event that is open to all performing arts. It is designed as both a fundraising activity and an outreach activity in an effort to seek out new talent. The event is open to anyone (maximum of 10 slots), and performers compete in sets of 10 minutes or less for a chance at the ultimate prize!

See you at Folk On The Rocks 2023 July 14-16

For tickets to Folk On The Rocks:

Special thanks to Folk On The Rocks’ dedicated title sponsor: Canadian North Airlines.

Further thanks to our dedicated sponsors and funders: 62 Degrees North; 100.1 True North Cabin Radio; CANNOR; Capital Suites; City of Yellowknife; DT Electric; Lawson Lundell; RioTinto Diavik; Media Tenois; NWT Brewing; Government of Northwest Territories Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Department of Education Culture and Employment, and Department of Municipal and Community Affairs; Heritage Canada; and NWT Arts Council.


Agata Gutkowska, Marketing Manager |

Carly McFadden, Executive & Artistic Director | | 778-990-6257