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, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over the three-day weekend. Wristband passes for the weekend are on sale now at a 40% discount until December 25. For more information on the festival and for updates, please visit   

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The festival will also include special tribute events, an awards ceremony, community stages and various themed musical workshops with something for everyone to enjoy. Winterfolk  is a combination of paid and free 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!

Andy Griffiths, Blair Packham, Brian Gladstone, D’Arcy Wickham

David Essig, David McLachlan, David Storey, Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party

Glen Hornblast, Harpin’ Norm Lucien, HOTCHA!, Howard Gladstone

Isabel Fryszberg, Jack de Keyzer, Jerome Tucker Band, Jon Brooks

Jory Nash, Kim Doolittle, Laura Fernandez, Melanie Peterson

Mr. Rick, Noah Zacharin, Peter Verity, Sebastian Agnello

Soozi Schlanger, Stuart Laughton, Sue and Dwight, Suzanne Jarvie

Tony Quarrington, Wayne Neon, Wendell Ferguson

WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene todayWHAT: The 15th Annual Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival
WHERE: Various venues on the Danforth, Toronto
WHEN: February 17-19, 2017  
TICKETS: Save 40% on 3-day pass – $15 until Dec 25   

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

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