Groundbreaking songstress Buffy Saint Marie and Grammy winner Gordie Sampson will be among the artists performing at the 2008 Stan Rogers Folk Festival, which takes place July 4 through 6.

An international festival of songwriters, the three-day event in Canso will also feature performances by legendary rockers and songwriters April Wine and distinguished singer-songwriter Martin Sexton. Advance tickets for Stan Fest 2008 are now on sale.

Weekend passes are $80, Friday tickets are $32, Saturday tickets are $36 and Sunday tickets are $36. For tickets and more information on who is playing, visit

Tickets are also available by calling Ticket Atlantic at 451-1221, and on the internet at A StanFest Warm-Up Party, featuring Steven Bowers, Charlie A’Court, Dave Gunning and Ron Hynes, will take place at the Pogue Fado tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.