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

 TORONTO – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018 – Be sure to mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival taking place February 22-24, 2019 in Toronto. Winterfolk is an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at three venues and four stages over the three-day weekend. Wristband passes for the weekend are on sale now with a $10 discount until December 31. For more information on the festival and for updates, please visit   Media Accreditation is now open.

This year’s festival will include the special event showcase “For King and Country,” written and composed by Toronto guitarist Tony Quarrington. It’s a masterful resurrection of the presiding soldier culture that enveloped Canadian life a century ago, reaching its climax with The Great War of 1914-1917. Also on hand will be community stages and various themed musical workshops with something for everyone to enjoy. Winterfolk is a combination of paid, weekend wristband passes and special ticketed concert stages on the Danforth, and is the ideal event for music-lovers seeking new and exciting things to do in Toronto.

Artist Lineup + more to be announced soon!

Alana & Leigh Cline, Black Suit Devil, Brian Blain, Brian Gladstone,

Bywater Blues Band, Cassie & Maggie, Chloe Watkinson,

D’Arcy Wickham, Danny Marks, David Storey, Donne Roberts, Doris Folken,

Glen Hornblast, HOTCHA!, Jack de Keyzer, James Gordon, Jon Brooks, Ken Yoshioka,

Lynda Kraar, Lynn Harrison, Marg Stowe, Moscow Apartment, Mr. Rick, Noah Zacharin, Ori Dagan, Stuart Laughton, Tony Laviola, Tony Quarrington, Wayne Neon and more to come!!

Stay tuned for the full lineup announcement.

MORE ABOUT WINTERFOLK – Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more. Founded by Festival Director Brian Gladstone, it is run as a division of The Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Ontario, Canada.  

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! We’re always looking for volunteers to help out. For eight hours of service over the Winterfolk weekend, volunteers receive access to all shows and artist hospitality lounge and more! For more info and to sign up, please visit 


For more information, photos, mp3s, WAV files, interviews, please contact:

Beverly Kreller, Publicist | SPEAK Music | 416-922-3620
Twitter: @SPEAKMusicPR

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