Submissions closed; halls on the horizon

Even though spring has yet to make an appearance – we’re already thinking about fall!

We are in the process of narrowing down submissions for halls and artists for this year’s edition of the Ontario Festival of Small Halls, set for Sept. 13 to 30, 2018.

We got the best response ever from our submissions call-out and heard from organizations with charming and cherished venues from across Ontario. We’re still hitting the pavement and discovering more about these unique show settings. Three things that they all have in common: history, heart and fantastic communities!

We’re looking forward to sharing more about the halls later this spring.

Submissions on the music front are now also closed. We have travelled far and wide to garner amazing talent that we’re working to woo for our fall Festival. We have also heard from a lot of local musicians who are interested in playing our shows as openers. Thanks so much for your interest! We’re excited about the possibilities this year.

Over the winter, our social feeds have been a place to remember last year’s festival, highlighting artists and the amazing rural halls that were on our schedule in 2017. Stay tuned for more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – and keep in touch!

We were also excited to announce some big news from Small Halls in early March that BFL Canada has come on board as a sponsor for this year’s Festival! We’re excited to partner with the largest employee-owned and operated commercial insurance broker and consulting services firm in Canada.

Lastly, you’ll notice the Festival is appearing in tourism guides across eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley  – keep an eye out for our photos and ads in visitor information everywhere from Kingston and the Rideau region to Cornwall, and from Lanark County and Renfrew to the Glengarry region. Our iconic little hall graphic and our colourful banner will be popping up more and more as the summer approaches.

We’re looking forward to springing into Small Halls season with you!