Feb 22 – 24, 2019

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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

D’Arcy Wickham

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018

With a career spanning over 4 decades and with credits that include …guitarist for the Ian Thomas Band , Polydor Recording and touring Artist, award winning songwriter...

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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

WINTERFOLK XVI ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP – FEBRUARY 16-18, 2018

WINTERFOLK XVI ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP – FEBRUARY 16-18, 2018

Feb 1, 2018

Reprinted from Spill Magazine – The 16th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, taking place in Toronto February 16-18, 2018, 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. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event that emulates a...

WINTERFOLK XVI PREVIEW & BENEFIT

WINTERFOLK XVI PREVIEW & BENEFIT

Jan 30, 2018

Reprinted from Spill Magazine – by Elizabeth Andrews Jan 29, 2018 – Last year, Hugh’s Room announced it was closing its doors. Like many fans, I waited with bated breath, sorry to see yet another beloved Toronto venue cease to exist. Thankfully, generous donations and copious support have allowed the Roncy music club to keep on delivering the goods....

Lori Cullen

Lori Cullen

Jan 27, 2018

With 7 recordings under her name this unique singer has an honest and heartfelt connection to the songs she performs.     Juno Nominated Folk and Jazz Singer/Songwriter.     This juno nominated singer never relies on clichés, never adheres to trends, and never emphasizes style over substance. Tying musical elements together is Cullen’s unique aesthetic,...

Jessica Wedden

Jessica Wedden

Jan 26, 2018

Jessica Wedden is a 15 year old fiddler, trick fiddler, step dancer, composer and 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee with an upbeat Celtic and East Coast repertoire, who thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to share her music.     Nominated for Young Performer of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.     Opened for Ashley MacIsaac and Joined Him for...

Sabrina Soares

Sabrina Soares

Jan 26, 2018

Girl-next-door with swag. Nerd-cool. Guitar prodigy with heart.     Debut EP ‘Plan A’, Released 2016.     “Best Vocalist” Winner at Emergenza Band Competition Grand Finals, 2014.     Top-10 Finalist in the Australian Songwriting Contest, 2014.     Blending whip-fast verbal gymnastics with stuck-in-your-head pop riffs, Sabrina Soares’...

Steve Raiken

Steve Raiken

Jan 26, 2018

Steve Raiken is a highly regarded singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist.     Acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist with signficant radio airplay of 2010 CD.     Steve Raiken has been playing guitar and singing for nearly 50 years. As a student at the University of Buffalo in the late 1960s, Raiken immersed himself in the folk music scene. Raiken began...

Ori Dagan

Ori Dagan

Jan 24, 2018

Toronto jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan takes jazz to exciting new places.     Critically Acclaimed New Album: “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” (2017).     Winner, “Best Album” Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards (2017).     “One of the Best Vocal Jazz Albums of 2017” – Curtis Davenport, www.curtjazz.com.    ...

It’s closer than you think: Winterfolk preview tonight at Hugh’s

It’s closer than you think: Winterfolk preview tonight at Hugh’s

Jan 23, 2018

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine – We referred the other day to the spectacular success of the annual Winterfolk Festival started by Brian Gladstone fifteen years ago next month and as always this year’s 16th edition of the now seminal event promises another great weekend of live Roots, Blues and Jazz music when it takes place Feb. 16-18on five stages...

Get a sneak peek of what’s coming at Toronto’s Winterfolk

Get a sneak peek of what’s coming at Toronto’s Winterfolk

Jan 17, 2018

Annual roots and blues festival held at several east Toronto venues Reprinted from Inside Toronto East York Mirror – Fans of folk, roots, and blues music can get a glimpse of what’s to come at this year’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21. The Winterfolk XVI Preview will be held at Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W., just south of...

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Saturday Jan 20, 2018

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Saturday Jan 20, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

More Info Do you want to know more about volunteering at Winterfolk? Would you like to meet other volunteers? Do you have past experiences you’d like to share with others? This is an informational gathering for anyone who is thinking about volunteering at the festival and for those who have done so in the past. I’ll be there to answer your questions...