Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:What about COVID-19?

Dear fiends of the Bro-Tel, In light of these crazy times, we want to be clear about where we stand. At this moment our festival committee and volunteers are still hard at work planning for the 5th annual 2020 Bro-Tel Backyard Festival! That being said, we are keeping a close eye on Alberta policies regarding how to proceed. Obviously at this point, any public gatherings are impossible. Since this festival runs at the end of the summer, we have our fingers crossed that by that time the pandemic will have subsided and we can celebrate with you by the lake. If there continues to be a risk, we certainly will have to hold off on the good vibes and start planning for a 2021 reunion. Until we know for sure though, we walk on in hope!

Q: How do I get There?

The best option is to follow clickable map showed in the Getting Here section of our website.  John Dudar Park, Jackfish Lake, is about 2 hours east of Edmonton, 25 minutes north of Manville. (THERE ARE MULTIPLE JACKFISH LAKES IN AB, SO FIND THE RIGHT ONE!)

Q: When does the main gate open, and how do I get in?

The gate will open to the public at 5pm on Friday the 21st.  Please present your ticket that you purchased (printed ticket, or on your phone) Or (pending availability) you may be able to purchase a ticket at the gate. The gate will open again Saturday at 8am and the process will be the same.   For those that purchased weekend passes, you will receive a bracelet on Friday which you will be able to present Saturday instead of a ticket.

Q: What should I bring?

Bring a lawn chair, sunscreen, weather appropriate clothing, and cash for use at the concession or to purchase art in the pavilion.

Those camping should bring a tent and sleeping gear, as well as food and water.

Q: What on site services are there?

John Dudar Park offers free camping (limited number of power and water sites available for $30 for the weekend), outhouses which include sinks with running water and loonie showers.   All attendees are encouraged to bring their own drinking water, however there will be water for sale at the concession.

Q: What does the festival have to offer me beside music?

The weekend will include 10+ professional musical artist groups as well as 2 hours of open mic time on Saturday evening.  The weekend will also include visual art and artisan crafts in the pavilion presented by their creators.  There will be a concession which will serve burgers, hot dogs, fries, freezies, and more.  There will also be a beer garden which will have several craft beers and coolers to choose from.  On site there are places for campfires, open spaces for recreational activities, and a quiet lawn next to the water for your relaxation

Q: Hey I'm an Artist! Can I showcase my talents?

There will be an open mic time slot on Saturday afternoon in which artists are welcomed to come share their talent.  

For more information on the open mic please contact Thomas at

Got something other than music you want to showcase? The Pavilion will be open during the weekend for artisans of all sorts to showcase and sell their work. If you'd be interested in doing this as well, please contact Haley at

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John Dudar Park, Jackfish Lake, AB, Township Road 534, Myrnam, AB, Canada

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