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Winterfolk Preview & Birthday Bash Dec 8

Winterfolk Preview & Birthday Bash Dec 8

Nov 30, 2018


XVII Festival News

Nov 30, 2018


Winterfolk XVII Blues and Roots Festival

More than 150 artists will be performing on five stages!


wflogo96dpiThe 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. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event that emulates a multi-stage rural summer festival. 

More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days. For more information on the festival, schedule and for updates, please visit www.winterfolk.com.


Winterfolk Preview Show Dec 8

Join us on Dec 8 for a Winterfolk Preview, and a Birthday Party!

Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 17th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when 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 
our Facebook Event Page.


Artists – Get a Winterfolk Gig 

Read What Winterfolk Offers Artists, and What We Look for in

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Every year Winterfolk hires more than 150 artists, finding paid work for them in February! In a typical year we get about
1,000 requests from artist to play our festival.


Follow the link to learn more about how to get a  Winterfolk Gig. We also accept submissions through Sonicbids, which is recommended if you are not local, but all submissions are considered.

Feb 22-24, 2019


Volunteers Wanted

Join the Winterfolk Team!

Winterfolk is a non profit
organization, registered in the province of Ontario. We have no full time employees, and are fueled by an army of 
volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact the
Winterfolk volunteer coordinator
Jen Arima at 

Volunteer Now




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