Watch: Terry Wickham — the friendly face behind the music on the hill

After a rough patch in the early years for Terry Wickham — “we were $60,000 in debt … we owed money everywhere” — the Edmonton Folk Music festival has grown threefold alone since 1989. It expanded to include multiple stages in the Edmonton Ski Club area in 1993 and to include four nights of shows around the same time.

“What we’ve tried to do is get big, but retain our sense of community, our sense of friendship,” said Wickham, “So when you phone the office, you don’t get an answering machine, you get us.”