Ontario Festival of Small Halls

Ontario Festival of Small Halls Presents


Ron Sexsmith ~ Keswick, ON

Stephen Leacock Theatre 130 Gwendolyn Blvd, Keswick, ON, Canada

Ron Sexsmith is a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter from St. Catharines, Ontario. He has won 3 Juno Awards, having been nominated 15 times, including eight nods for Songwriter of the Year. Sexsmith’s songwriting is a timeless blend of classic pop, contemporary folk, and roots-rock idioms. He has built a steadfast reputation with critics and with […]

Steve Hill ~ Sydenham, ON

Bob Richardson Legion Branch 496 4361 Amelia St, Sydenham, ON, Canada

Widely considered one of Canada’s most prolific guitarists, Steve Hill has never stopped delivering wildly ambitious performances and satisfying original albums. Heralded wherever he goes, the guitarist, singer, drummer, harmonica player, songwriter and accomplished producer is a musical force to be reckoned with. Forget the fact that he has won a Juno award, played concertos […]

Harry Manx ~ Manotick, ON

Manotick United Church 5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON, Canada

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx immigrated to Ontario with his parents when he was a child. He started working with bands as a ‘roadie’ at age 15 and gradually worked his way up to becoming the regular sound man at the well-known El Mocambo (Blues) club in Toronto. “Mysticssippi” Blues man Harry Manx […]

Sarah Harmer ~ Russell, ON

Russell Agricultural Society 1076 Concession St, Russell, ON, Canada

Sarah Harmer is a multiple award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter and environmental activist. Her solo music career launched with the now classic debut You Were Here (2000) and includes six critically acclaimed albums, including her latest, Are You Gone, released via Arts & Crafts. A deeply personal and political collection of songs motivated by the beauty of […]

Ron Sexsmith ~ Spencerville, ON

Spencerville United Church 16 Centre St, Spencerville, ON, Canada

Ron Sexsmith is a critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter from St. Catharines, Ontario. He has won 3 Juno Awards, having been nominated 15 times, including eight nods for Songwriter of the Year. Sexsmith’s songwriting is a timeless blend of classic pop, contemporary folk, and roots-rock idioms. He has built a steadfast reputation with critics and […]

Sarah Harmer ~ Almonte, ON

Almonte Old Town Hall 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON, Canada

Sarah Harmer is a multiple award-winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter and environmental activist. Her solo music career launched with the now classic debut You Were Here (2000) and includes six critically acclaimed albums, including her latest, Are You Gone, released via Arts & Crafts. A deeply personal and political collection of songs motivated by the beauty of […]

Harry Manx ~ Griffith, ON

Matawatchan Community Memorial Centre 1677 Frontenac Road RR3, Griffith, ON, Canada

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx immigrated to Ontario with his parents when he was a child. He started working with bands as a ‘roadie’ at age 15 and gradually worked his way up to becoming the regular sound man at the well-known El Mocambo (Blues) club in Toronto. “Mysticssippi” Blues man Harry Manx […]

Jeff Rogers ~ Elgin, ON

Elgin United Church 77 Main St, Elgin, ON, Canada

Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick and raised in Ottawa, singer/songwriter Jeff Rogers’ unmistakably soulful voice often evokes weighty comparisons to the past - whether that’s Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles or even Otis Redding…. yet, his tone, range, phrasing, and sincerity, all make him unmistakably contemporary – and totally original. Jeff’s new album Dream Job was […]

Harry Manx ~ Burritts Rapids, ON

Burritts Rapids Community Hall 23 Grenville Street, Burritts Rapids, ON, Canada

Born on the Isle of Man, Manx immigrated to Ontario with his parents when he was a child. He started working with bands as a ‘roadie’ at age 15 and gradually worked his way up to becoming the regular sound man at the well-known El Mocambo (blues) club in Toronto. “Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx […]

Jeff Rogers ~ Tatlock, ON

Tatlock Community Hall 696 Concession Road 7 Darling, Almonte, ON, Canada

Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick and raised in Ottawa, singer/songwriter Jeff Rogers’ unmistakably soulful voice often evokes weighty comparisons to the past - whether that’s Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles or even Otis Redding…. yet, his tone, range, phrasing, and sincerity, all make him unmistakably contemporary – and totally original. Jeff’s new album Dream Job was […]

Kellylee Evans ~ Elgin, ON

Chaffey's Lock Community Hall 1661 Chaffeys Lock Road, Elgin, ON, Canada

Kellylee Evans Story and Song: 2018 JUNO nominee Kellylee Evans is a high-octane, chameleon-like performer whose natural charm and improvisational vocal style embody jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop. The singer-songwriter won a 2011 JUNO Award and has been captivating audiences along the way, opening for stars such as John Legend, George Benson and Willie Nelson. […]

Basia Bulat ~ McDonald’s Corners, ON

McDonald's Corners Agricultural Hall 194 Camerons Road, McDonald's Corners, ON, Canada

Basia Bulat is a Juno-and Polaris Prize-nominated singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She offers both a distinctive voice and artistry that pulls as much from R&B and soul as it does from freak folk. Her talent has also been recognized at scale: her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she has […]

Hawksley Workman ~ Prescott, ON

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Prescott 425 Centre St, Prescott, ON, Canada

Hawksley Workman is a JUNO Award-winning and Gold Record certified singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Since his ground-breaking self-produced indie debut For Him and The Girls (1999) through to chart-topping singles of 2020, Hawksley has careened between major label international smash hits to Canadiana soaked indie releases. Boasting a catalogue of 17 solo records, Hawksley’s genre-defying style […]

Meredith Moon ~ Lyndhurst, ON

Morton Community Hall 13 Judd St., Lyndhurst, ON, Canada

Meredith Moon isn’t someone living in the past. She’s a young woman. She comes from a musical family but taught herself to play banjo when she was 21 by watching YouTube videos. Then she hit the road playing solo alongside a folk-punk band, tapping into a DIY network that enabled her to book her own […]

Kathleen Edwards ~ Markham, ON

Flato Markham Theatre 171 Town Centre Blvd, Markham, ON, Canada

Kathleen Edwards is a modern-day cornerstone of North American roots music. Since making her debut with 2002's Failer, she's spent the 21st century occupying the grey area between genres, swirling together her own mix of alt-country, folk, and heartland rock & roll. It's a sound that has earned its creator more than a half-dozen Juno […]

Tom Cochrane – Songs & Stories – The Duo ~ Brantford, ON

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts 88 Dalhousie St, Brantford, ON, Canada

Over the course of a long and illustrious career spanning almost 50 years, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Tom Cochrane has achieved a level of success known to few recording artists. Starting out as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto's Yorkville scene in the early '70s, Tom joined forces with rock group […]

Suzie Vinnick ~ Tweed, ON

Marble Arts Centre 13 Bridgewater Rd, Tweed, ON, Canada

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, impressive guitar and bass chops and an engagingly candid performance style. Suzie has won 12 Maple Blues Awards, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and is a 3X Juno Nominee. She has also twice won […]

Hawksley Workman ~ Almonte, ON

Almonte Old Town Hall 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON, Canada

Hawksley Workman is a JUNO Award-winning and Gold Record certified singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Since his ground-breaking self-produced indie debut For Him and The Girls (1999) through to chart-topping singles of 2020, Hawksley has careened between major label international smash hits to Canadiana soaked indie releases. Boasting a catalogue of 17 solo records, Hawksley’s genre-defying style […]

Fred Eaglesmith ~ Seeley’s Bay, ON

Seeley's Bay Community Hall 151 Main Street, Seeley's Bay, ON, Canada

Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter/ singer from Southern Ontario Canada. Over the last 45 years he has released 22 albums. He has won a smattering of awards and has had his songs featured in both feature films and television series. His songs are covered by many artists including a few country stars as well as […]

Tom Cochrane – Songs & Stories – The Duo ~ Guelph, ON

River Run Centre 35 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON, Canada

Over the course of a long and illustrious career spanning almost 50 years, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba, Tom Cochrane has achieved a level of success known to few recording artists. Starting out as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto's Yorkville scene in the early '70s, Tom joined forces with rock group […]

Kathleen Edwards ~ Kingston, ON

The Spire 82 Sydenham St, Kingston, ON, Canada

Kathleen Edwards is a modern-day cornerstone of North American roots music. Since making her debut with 2002's Failer, she's spent the 21st century occupying the grey area between genres, swirling together her own mix of alt-country, folk, and heartland rock & roll. It's a sound that has earned its creator more than a half-dozen Juno […]

Fred Eaglesmith ~ Morrisburg, ON

St. James Anglican Church, Morrisburg 20 High St, Morrisburg, ON, Canada

Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter/ singer from Southern Ontario Canada. Over the last 45 years he has released 22 albums. He has won a smattering of awards and has had his songs featured in both feature films and television series. His songs are covered by many artists including a few country stars as well as […]

East Coast Experience ~ Newboro, ON

Newboro Community Hall 15 Drummond St, Newboro, ON, Canada

Since their formation in 2017, East Coast Experience has been gracing Canadian stages delivering high energy performances and selling out Tap Rooms, Concert Halls, and Music Festivals along the way. Winner of the Ottawa Faces 2024 People's Choice "Music Group of the Year", 2023 Capital Music Awards "New Artist of the Year", nominated for “Group […]

Basia Bulat ~ Almonte, ON

Almonte Old Town Hall 14 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON, Canada

Basia Bulat is a Juno-and Polaris Prize-nominated singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She offers both a distinctive voice and artistry that pulls as much from R&B and soul as it does from freak folk. Her talent has also been recognized at scale: her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she has […]

The Trews Acoustic Trio ~ Peterborough, ON

Showplace Performance Centre 290 George St. N, Peterborough, ON, Canada

The achievements of rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights, The Trews, are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits, drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective. Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff […]

Fred Eaglesmith ~ Walkerton, ON

Victoria Jubilee Hall 111 Jackson St. S, Walkerton, ON, Canada

Fred Eaglesmith is a songwriter/ singer from Southern Ontario Canada. Over the last 45 years he has released 22 albums. He has won a smattering of awards and has had his songs featured in both feature films and television series. His songs are covered by many artists including a few country stars as well as […]