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Volunteer Call Out for NEF 2016!



Interested in supporting Not Enough Fest 2016 as a volunteer? We have a very colourful sign-up sheet for you here:

There are a variety of roles and times throughout the Fest that are available. If you have any questions, please email us at

This event would not be possible without the support of so many wonderful volunteers. We are so grateful for all of your support and can’t wait to see you all in 11 days!!

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The time has come to officially sign up for NEF 2016 which will take place at Ritchie Community League on May 21st and 22nd.

The sign up deadline is May 1 @ 9pm.

Even if you filled out the early registration, we ask that you fill out this form now as we have so much more we want to learn about you!

Please share this link with anyone who you think may be interested in performing and email with any additional questions, comments, or concerns!!! Ahhhhhhhhhh we cannot wait, this is going to be amazing!!!!!

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Save the Date! May 21-22, 2016


Local artist Jill Stanton has created yet another masterpiece for Not Enough Fest! ❤



~Save the date for Not Enough Fest Edmonton 2016!~

Not Enough Fest Edmonton is here for a second year! We have expanded this year’s all ages festival to encompass two days from May 21-22, 2016 and to showcase music and visual art from new bands and upcoming visual artists who are queer, trans and/or women.

Interested in being in a Not Enough Fest band?
Wanna volunteer? Get at us on Facebook or email us at

Stay tuned for updates on this event and check us out on the internet!

May 21 at 12 PM to May 22 at 10 PM

Ritchie Community League
7727-98 Street, Edmonton, AB

Accessibility details to follow. Times are subject to change.


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Upcoming Not Enough Fest Fundraiser Shows!

Recently the promotion crew of NEF (Nicole and Tanisha) asked Edmonton promoters to throw some fundraising shows for us so we can make NEF 2016 happen for you all.

You will all see a few of these fundraisers popping up in the next few weeks! We have asked these shows avoid booking W/Q/T/NB bands, here a little quote we sent out:

“the possibility of help from promoters like yourselves aiding NEF in fundraising efforts. The ways in which we’ve been discussing amongst our organizers pertain mostly to the idea of having shows put on as fundraisers for our events. An important point that has been brought up is that if any of these shows were to be put on, we would like non-w/q/t bands to be on the bills. We have noticed over the past year that w/q/t bands, many from NEF, have a tendency to be tokenized by largely only being booked for fundraising/benefit shows, therefore often going unpaid. That problem does not arise nearly as frequently for non-w/q/t bands.”

Two fundraisers are coming up next week packed with some incredible artists! We are super excited and thank everyone involved for showing tremendous support for NEF!



Not Enough Fest Fundraiser w/ Jon Mick, Cham, N3K

Jon Mick,
very funny stand-up

proto-punk quartet featuring members from Shukov, More Wine, Maude and Quantize

space cadets

Accent Lounge, 8223 104st

9PM. $10. All proceeds go to Not Enough Fest.



NOT ENOUGH FEST FUNDRAISER w/ Diamond Mind, Gender Poutine, Shukov

diamond mind
melody & melancholy in every bite

gender poutine
effervescent garage pop singalongs

sensual, jangly odes for broken hearts

the almanac (10351 82 Ave)
$10 ~ all proceeds will be donated to not enough fest

doors at 9
music at 10

the almanac is not fully wheelchair accessible but please contact us and we can make arrangements


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Weekend Update! W/Q/T artists performing March 4&5

Weeeeeeekeeeeend update! Here is a list of all the W/T/Q bands/artist playing Edmonton this weekend!

Amy van Keeken is performing dark, atmospheric psych folk tonight at The Almanac.

Jenie Thai, Alex Vissia, and Colleen Brown are playing at The Blue Chair, if a sit-n-chill is your way to unwind on a Friday.

ALL AGES EARLY SHOWWW! New garage punk band Middle School will be playing at The Mercury Room. Doors at 3, bands at 4, so get there early! ($10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Another early show? And its free?? Yesssss. Karimah is the soulful R&B infused alter-ego of Ashanti Marshall, who will be playing at 4 PM at Filthy’s.

Garage rock/psych locals The Betrayers are playing at The Almanac, along with the Vancouver power pop band, Low Levels.

NEF’s own Labour is playing a fundraiser for The Aviary at Studio 96, along with funk/R&B band Mercy Funk.

ImagiNation Miscellany is a music, spoken word, visual art, and dance showcase that aims to protect the integrity of Edmonton’s artistic community, build respectful relationships with all, and to foster the creative in all of us. They’re having an all ages showcase and open mic at Naked Cyber Cafe.

If we’ve missed any shows this weekend, let us know! We’d love to help you promote ’em. See you this weekend!

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Edmonton Band Archive: women, queer and/or trans artists

NEF has compiled a list of local bands/musicians that have at least one member that identifies as women, queer and/or trans.

Please utilize and add to this chart. This document is publicly accessible and used as a resource by many promoters and artists alike!

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Minutes from Community Debrief

Hi all,
For those that could not make it to the debrief and are interested in what was discussed, please see the public minutes below.
We have done our best to capture feedback from all those who offered it (both at the debrief and online), as well as organizers’ reflections on what we did well/need to improve on.
Transparency and accountability are very important to us — we appreciate all the people that are invested in seeing nef continue to learn, grow and better serve the folks we set out to.