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Winterfolk Wristbands 

Wristbands are sold on entry to any of the Winterfolk venues, and allow admittance to about 90 performances over the Winterfolk weekend. There are four separate ticketed shows listed below, that do not require a wristband. 



Winterfolk paid performances are usually sold out in advance. Order early to avoid disappointment.

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The Blues of Winterfolk - SOLD OUT

In partnership with the Toronto Blues Society. Winterfolk paid performances are usually sold out in advance. Order early to avoid disappointment.

8:00 pm – Bywater Blues Band

9:00 pm – Chloe Watkinson

10:00 pm – Dan McKinnon Band Doors open at 7:00 pm | Music Starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets: $15 Adv. | $25 Door.

Come Early for best Seating An award-winning seven-piece band drawing from the sounds of Southern Soul, Gospel and Blues, Bywater features powerful lead vocals and slide guitar,

With a powerhouse voice and hard-edged songs, Chloe Watkinson launched her solo career in 2018, performing at Toronto venues such as Roy Thomson Hall for the Women’s Blues Revue, Yonge-Dundas Square, and two US/Canadian tours featuring shows at Toronto’s Opera House.

2017 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Winner 2017, Toronto-based guitarist Dan McKinnon is establishing himself as a Canadian Blues artist on the rise, playing raucous, hard-hitting blues/rock. goes here

For King and Country

Winterfolk paid performances are usually sold out in advance. Order early to avoid disappointment.

A World War I Musical Documentary

written by Tony Quarrington with Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, Stuart Laughton, David Storey, Roger Clown, Marg Stowe, James Gordon, & More.

Doors open at 1:00 pm | Music starts 1:30 pm.

Advance $15.00 – $ Door 25.00

Come early for best seating.

“…Toronto guitarist Tony Quarrington`s For King and Country is a masterful resurrection of the presiding soldier culture that enveloped Canadian life a century ago, reaching its climax with The Great War of 1914-1918.” ~ Paul Corby. The roots-music songs will be performed by Quarrington and a dozen other performers from a wide range of genres who collaborated on the album.



Jack de Keyzer Double Bill - SOLDOUT

Jack de Keyzer Double Bill

Winterfolk paid performances are usually sold out in advance. Order early to avoid disappointment.

Evolution of Blues Guitar followed by Real Time Blues Guitar Jam

1:00 – Evolution of Blues Guitar – solo Jack De Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer presents ‘Evolution of Blues Guitar’ – From Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix

2:15 – Guitar Jam

Jack is joined by guitar aces Mike McKenna, Noah Zacharin, Danny Marks, D’Arcy Wickham, Tony Quarrington, Dan McKinnon, Brian Blain, Donné Roberts and more

Doors open at 12:30 pm | Music starts 1:00 pm

Tickets: $15 Adv. | $25 Door.

Come Early for best Seating.

Jack de Keyzer is a two-time JUNO Award-winning and seven-time Maple Blues Award-winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer He’s also one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene today. The British-born, Canadian resident’s career has spanned over three decades appearing with many artists including Etta James, Otis Rush and John Hammond Jr.

The Artists of Borealis

Co-Presented by Borealis Records

Winterfolk paid performances are usually sold out in advance. Order early to avoid disappointment.

6:15 pm – James Gordon

7:15 pm – Emilyn Stam & John Williams

8:15 pm – Mose Scarlett

9:15 pm – Ken Whiteley

Doors open at 6:00 pm | Music Starts 6:15 pm.

Tickets: $15 Adv | $25 Door.

Come Early for best Seating.

Co-founder of legendary folk trio Tamarack, Guelph-based James Gordonhas gone on to a thriving solo career with more than 1500 songs, 40 albums, 12 years as CBC Radio songwriter-in-residence and relentless world-wide touring to his credit.

Emilyn Stam and John David Williams merge the melodic voices of violin and clarinet, with a touch of accordion, creating a modern, playful sound steeped in traditions from regions of Europe and North America. Their individual and collective interests in Klezmer, New Orleans Jazz, Old Time, Bluegrass, French and Scandinavian folk musics give insight to their playful and innovative duet compositions. “Emilyn and John have a tremendous way of progressing folk music that is respectful but at the same time so freeing and playful.” ~ Tom Power

Mose Scarlett is, unarguably, one of a kind. While he draws on a wide range of musical sources, from the early 1900′s through the 40′s, his style defies categorization or comparison – the blend is unique. He bills his music as ‘Jazz, Blues, Ragtime and Swing‘ because, as he says, “those are the four things I’ve been accused of most often”. His self-taught, original technique of finger-picking, dubbed ‘stride guitar’ by Canadian music journalists, delivers a syncopated punch and features simultaneous chords, melody and bass line, smoothly executed, and seemingly effortless.

Ken Whiteley is a multi-award-winning songwriter, performer and producer whose musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music. Ken Whiteley has won a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement Awards from Folk Music Ontario and from the Mariposa Folk Festival and has been nominated for seven JUNO Awards and 16 Maple Blues Awards. Called a “roots music master”, he’s performed at major folk and blues festivals throughout North America.


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