Feb 21 – 23, 2020

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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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In The Press

How Winterfolk XVII helped Paul Corby get through another winter weekend

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

By Paul Corby Feb 26, 2019, as printed in Roots Music Canada Magazine – A rousing carousel of song spun everything from simple roots folk to visceral blues scorchers past an...

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Press Releases

Toronto Born Singer/Songwriter returns for Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

Ruth Schweitzer – Special to The CJN – Lynda Marks Kraar’s parents, both Holocaust survivors, were distressed when they saw their artistic, only child,...

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What's New

Save 40% on Advance Winterfolk Wristbands

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

Advanced wristbands at $15.00! Order early to avoid disappointment – can sell out quickly! Avoid lineups at the door.  A wristband allows entry to over 90 performances....

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Recent Posts

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Dec 21, 2016

Reprinted from `India News Calling` – TORONTO – MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 – Be sure to mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival taking place February 17-19, 2017 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,...

The Moonshine Cafe

The Moonshine Cafe

Dec 21, 2016

The Moonshine Cafe continues to evolve as one of the premier Music Venues in the country.     Our challenge is to keep abreast of changes on the music scene and to entice a broad demographic to our venue.     We run events that are targeted to everyone from pre-teen up. Importantly, we love every minute of...

Margaret Stowe

Margaret Stowe

Dec 19, 2016

Margaret Stowe is an eclectic jazz-based electric and acoustic guitarist.     Guitarist Margaret Stowe has recorded and performed with a host of Canadian/International artists. “Stowe’s departure point is jazz, but her style ranges from folk to blues to world beats, propelled by her trademark high energy and eclectic...

Denielle Bassels

Denielle Bassels

Dec 19, 2016

Denielle is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her original music and arrangements tell stories with whimsy and purpose, and draw inspiration from swing and jazz from 1920’s to 60’s.     Winner of Grand Prize in Jazz Category for John Lennon Song Competition – Cool Cool Water – 2014.     New...

Brian Blain

Brian Blain

Dec 15, 2016

At 70, Brian Blain is a well-respected elder of the Canadian roots music community, mostly working behind the scenes writing, publishing and hosting his legendary blues campfire jams but still writing and recording songs with smart lyrics, unaffected vocals and a relentless groove.     Bluesman Brian Blain brings his legendary Blues Campfire...

Turbo Street Funk

Turbo Street Funk

Dec 15, 2016

Turbo Street Funk is Toronto’s hottest New Orleans-inspired brass-rock quintet. With over 100 performances across Ontario, Quebec and New York State, Turbo Street Funk has gained a reputation for explosive live shows.     Earshot Top 10 Jazz Album Charting Artist.     Toronto Independent Music Awards...

The Bridge with Lynn Harrison

The Bridge with Lynn Harrison

Dec 15, 2016

Unique shared stage on a spiritual theme.     Hosted by Lynn Harrison, singer-songwriter and Unitarian minister.     Long-running monthly event in downtown Toronto.     The Bridge combines songs (and spoken word and more) on a monthly theme with inspiration from a wide range of spiritual sources. The...

Tragedy Ann

Tragedy Ann

Dec 15, 2016

When grit and groove meets softly swaying silk, the thrift-folk of Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola comes to life.     Recipient, Taylor Mitchell Bursary, 2015.     Debut EP Released August 2016.     Western Canada Tour Completed Summer 2016 .     With an electric chemistry and...

Stephanie Braganza

Stephanie Braganza

Dec 14, 2016

Stephanie Braganza is a Canadian powerhouse singer and an animal activist, who after receiving her degree in the performing arts with her co-writer, Kolin Stewart, has worked dilligently on creating music with a message and participates in animal activism, speaking for the rights of animals.     Winner: Best Live Artist in 2012’s...

Stephanie Braganza