Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Presents

Winterfolk XVI Preview & Fundraiser

WHO: The Achromatics, David Storey, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Piper Hayes w/ Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, The Mini-Clan Hannigan and more
WHAT: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
WHERE: The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON 416-469-0537
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9th – Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8:00 
TICKETS: $10 minimum donation @door (all funds go towards support of festival artists XVI)


TORONTO – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2017– Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 16th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVALwhen some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern on Saturday, December 9th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Artists will include The Achromatics, David Storey, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Piper Hayes w/ Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, The Mini-Clan Hannigan and more. There will also be an open mic for anyone who would like to add a tune or two. For more information and updates please visit

Toronto’s Winterfolk XVI festival – which will run from February 16-18, 2018, will present a jam-packed night of music as a teaser to the upcoming all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban blues and roots festival.

Every year the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival engages in special preview performances that showcase some of the finest emerging and established talent the city has to offer. We want audiences to get a glimpse of what will be on offer for the upcoming festival. Winterfolk staples singer-songwriterDavid Storey and finger-style guitarists Brian Gladstone (also the founder and Festival Director) andTony Quarrington will be on hand along with newcomers, the funky Latin band The Achromatics,singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes w/ Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, Celtic family band The Mini-Clan Hannigan and more.


8:00-8:30 The Achromatics
8:40-9:10 David Storey
9:20-9:50 Piper Hayes
10:00-10:30 Brian Gladstone 
w/Tony Quarrington 
10:40-11:10 Jerome Tucker Band Jerome Tucker Band  
11:20-11:50 Steafan and Oisin Hannigan
Open mic -1:00 pm

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,  

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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