Feb 22 – 24, 2019

In The Press

Save 40% on Advance Winterfolk Wristbands – Now On Sale

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018

Save on advanced wristband orders, as the price will be higher at the door. Order now and save!

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Performers

Mr. Rick

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018

Mr. Rick was one of the featured performers in “The Harry Smith Anthology, tribute to American Folk Music”   Singer, guitarist, and player of old time Roots Americana,...

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About

Get a Winterfolk Gig!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018

How to play at Winterfolk. What we look for in artists and more exciting artist opportunities. 

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News Letters

Winterfolk Preview & Birthday Bash Dec 8

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

The 17th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, taking place in Toronto February 22-24, 2019, is set to present the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, and will feature returning favourite artists as well as fresh new talent.

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Recent Posts

Join the Winterfolk Team

Join the Winterfolk Team

Nov 27, 2018

We welcome your application. Join with other members of the community to help us make a difference. Though our annual showcase event is the Winterfolk festival in February, our work is ongoing. We appreciate the help of good volunteers year round. If you have any questions prior to submitting the form, please send an email , and we will try to respond...

Mark The Dates WFXVII – Feb 22-14, 2019

Mark The Dates WFXVII – Feb 22-14, 2019

Dec 18, 2018

WINTERFOLK XVII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 22-24, 2019 WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: The 17th Annual Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival WHERE: Various venues on the Danforth, Toronto WHEN: February 22-24, 2019 TICKETS: Save $10 on 3-day pass – ONLY $15 till Dec 31...

Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick

Dec 18, 2018

Mr. Rick was one of the featured performers in “The Harry Smith Anthology, tribute to American Folk Music”   Singer, guitarist, and player of old time Roots Americana, Mr. Rick (aka Rick Zolkower) was born in post war Detroit. Rick learned his craft by watching, listening and hanging with the iconic Folk and Blues performers of the era at...

Bywater

Bywater

Dec 18, 2018

Winner, 2018 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Winner, 2017 Merriam Emerging Artist at the TD Oakville Songs of Summer   Winner of the 2018 Toronto Blues Society Talent search at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Bywater Blues debuted in early 2017, shortly thereafter winning the Merriam Music Emerging Artist Award from the 2017 TD...

Tragedy Ann

Tragedy Ann

Dec 18, 2018

Winner, Songs from the Heart 2018 (Blues Category) Winner, Songs from the Heart 2018 (Humorous Category) New Full Length, “Matches”, released September 2018       The award-winning music of Guelph folk duo Tragedy Ann inspires chills, provokes smiles, and reminds you to breathe. With the occasional nod to alt. blues and handshake with contemporary...

Brian Blain

Slow-cooked, solid-groove folk blues – soulful, thoughtful and always entertaining. His highly original blues-based repertoire earned him the coveted Porcupine “Golden Quill” Award in 2005 Brian Blain, a mainstay of the Toronto blues scene since the early 90s, will be playing tunes from his upcoming CD including some lighthearted fare...

Cassie and Maggie

Cassie and Maggie

Dec 18, 2018

2018 JUNO nominees, Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie have been lighting up the world with their blend of traditional and original Celtic roots music. 2018 JUNO nominees for Root/Trad album of the Year. 2017 Winners of Roots/Trad album of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music awards, nominees for Ensemble, Vocal Group and Traditional singer of the Year...

Moscow Apartment

Moscow Apartment

Dec 18, 2018

Winner, Slaight Music It’s Your Shot Competition, 2018, Canadian Songwriting Competition (Under 18) Winner, Best Young Songwriter Independent Music Awards, 2017, Winner, Best Young Songwriter Canadian Folk Music Award 2017 Winners of a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Toronto Independent Music Award, the Canadian Songwriting Competition (Under 18 category)...

Donne Roberts

Donne Roberts

Dec 18, 2018

2 Time Juno Award Winner New CD Released in November 2018 Donné Roberts’ music make winter feels like summer. The rhythm will make you dance and the melodies will make you sing along. The music is mainly in Malagasy the language of Madagascar. Website...

Dan McKinnon

Dan McKinnon

Dec 18, 2018

2017 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Winner 2017 Amy Louie Grossman’s Scholarship Winner Toronto-based blues/rock guitarist Dan McKinnon has been working hard to establish himself as a Canadian Blues artist on the rise. Following the success of his debut full-length album As Sharp As Possible (2013 Canadian Blues Debut of the Year from the Blues...

Howard Gladstone

Howard Gladstone

Dec 17, 2018

Toronto singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone released Hourglass—his fifth album of original contemporary folk/roots music in the U.S.A. on June 15, 2018 Howard Gladstone shares emotion and meaning in his songwriting and performance, exercising both sides of his brain, the rational and the poetic. His fifth album, Hourglass, is his most honest and accessible...