PEI Small Halls inspiration

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is set to start singing and storytelling through the island this weekend!

The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is proud to partner with the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls, whose success at showcasing the island’s small venues is inspirational! Each year, to emphasize the collaboration between the two events, the Ontario and PEI festivals will select one or two common artists.

The event is celebrating 10 years and runs from June 10 to 24, 2018 in charming venues across Prince Edward Island. The festival incorporates music, dance and storytelling to provide an exceptional island experience, with a wonderful medley of roots, folk and traditional music.

We’re wishing the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls well as it pays tribute to the best of a decade of incredible talent and endearing performances! Find out more here.

Did you know? The Ontario Festival of Small Halls has been operating since 2014. We have put on close to 80 shows in your small halls, in nearly 35 communities across Eastern Ontario. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for partners who might want to get involved in a fun, meaningful way, and for sponsors who are looking for new and innovative branding opportunities. Thank you to all of you who have supported us over the years and continue to do so. Many more shows are coming, with our 2018 lineup reveal set for mid-June.

Have you taken a minute to look at our beautiful venues this year? Take a sneak peek into the small halls that will set the stage for memorable music this fall from Sept. 13 to 30.

Another one of our new halls on the schedule this year is the Marble Arts Centre in Tweed. Built in the 1860s of white marble quarried about 200 feet north-east of the site, it is thought to be Canada’s only white-marble church! In 2008, the Tweed & Area Arts Council (T&AAC) purchased the building and has turned it into a vibrant centre for the arts. In fact, it’s known for its amazing acoustics, beautiful theatre seating and studio gallery. Discover more about the Marble Arts Centre here.

Guess what? The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is non-profit! That’s right – and we’re even part of a bigger festival picture with the Team Behind Bluesfest that is doing good things in communities throughout Ottawa and eastern Ontario. Check it out!