Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Presents

Winterfolk XVII Preview & Benefit

WHO: David Storey, & The Side Road Scholars, HOTCHA!,Chloe Watkinson, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, and Glen Hornblast Band

WHAT: Winterfolk XVII Preview & Benefit + Birthday Bash 
WHERE: The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON 416-469-0537
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 8th – Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8:00 
TICKETS: $10 suggested minimum donation @door

(all funds go towards support of festival artists XVII)



TORONTO – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2018– Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 17th 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 8th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Artists will include David Storey, & The Side Road Scholars, HOTCHA!,Chloe Watkinson, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, and Glen Hornblast Band. This event is also a birthday bash for the festival director Brian Gladstone. For more information and updates please visit


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Toronto’s Winterfolk XVII festival – which runs from February 22-24, 2019, 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 (this year with his full band The Side Road Scholars), hillbilly swing duo HOTCHA!,finger-style guitarists Brian Gladstone (also the founder and Festival Director) and Tony Quarrington will be on hand along with the Glen Hornblast Band and newcomer, dynamic vocalist and rising star Chloe Watkinson.


8:00-8:30 pm – David Storey and The Side Road Scholars 
8:40-9:10 pm – HOTCHA!  
9:20-9:50 pm – Chloe Watkinson
10:00-10:45 pm – Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington  |
10:55-midnight – Glen Hornblast Band

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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