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About Winterfolk

Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, Feb. 12-14, 2016. It’s 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 5 venues over 3 days. 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 the ideal event for music-lovers seeking new and exciting things to do in the Toronto.

Winterfolk has no full time employees, and is fueled by an army of volunteers.

  • Winterfolk is presented by ‘The Association of Artists for A Better World’, a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Ontario.
  • Winterfolk is a member of ‘Folk Music Ontario‘, formerly called theOntario Council of Folk Festival (OCFF).
  • Winterfolk is supported and sanctioned by the Toronto Region BIA (Business Improvement Area).
  • Winterfolk programming supports our community, and offers concert stages to new and emerging talent.
  • Funds collected from submissions, donations, and other fundraising activities are used towards festival expenses, the majority of which is paid to the artists.
  • Winterfolk works within our community with various music organizations to offer them stages at our festival to increase their public visibility and membership, offer exposure for their events, and in general assist them in meeting the goals of their mission statement.
  • Winterfolk lists community organizations in our printed program and various forms of promotion.


Julian Taylorlive-with-heartstings-croppedSupport Winterfolk and the Roots Community

It’s a simple formula. If you enjoy the music, then help to support the festival. Your contribution toWinterfolk willassist us to continue to present quality roots and blues music on an ongoing basis, and as well provide paid performance opportunities for artists.

The majority of our budget goes to performing artists, most of whom are local talent. You donation goes directly into the roots community and for the enrichment of the art form for all to enjoy.


Yearly Monthly Annual Level & Benefits

Roadie Yearly




Soundman Yearly

Soundman Monthly


Invitation to Private Launch Party

Stage Manager Yearly
Stage Manager Monthly


The above + 2 tix to a preview show

Songwriter Yearly

Songwriter Monthly


The Above + 4 wristbands

Guitar Ace Yearly

Guitar Ace Monthly


The Above plus 2 tix to all Paid Stages

Lead Singer Yearly

Lead Singer Monthly


The Above + 4 Tix to Paid Stages

Headliner Yearly

Headliner Monthly


The above + 6 Tix  to all Paid Stages

Yearly and monthly plans can be modified or cancelled at any time.

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