We’re thinking back to last year at this time when the Festival snagged the coveted Small Festival of the Year Award at the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards in Toronto. What an honour! This year, our general manager, Kelly Symes, attended the Canadian Music Week festival and conference that spans seven nights of performances with […]
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Local openers on bill for Ontario Festival of Small Halls
Things are getting real as the Ontario Festival of Small Halls show dates come closer – familiar faces are set to join and community events are busily being planned by hosts. After announcing the 2018 fall headliners back June, the opening acts are being finalized, happening Sept. 13 to 30 in more than 30 cherished […]
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 […]
Festival of Small Halls ends on a high note
Thank you for the memories, folks! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls played its last note for 2017 this weekend, with brilliant performances by Birds of Chicago, Ashley MacIsaac, Ian Sherwood, The Abrams, Les Poules à Colin with Moonfruits, Change of Step, Mia Kelly, Jessica Wedden, Jillian Kerr, Dean Batstone, Paddy Kelly and Midnight Vesta. Those shows capped […]
Explore week two Small Halls communities!
Wow – what a kick off for the 2017 Festival of Small Halls! So many great musical memories made. Were you there to witness multiple generations of Abrams come on stage to sing their encore at Stonefield’s in Beckwith? Or how about when the power came back on in Balderson at the exact right moment […]
The Abrams, Change of Step added to Ontario Festival of Small Halls line up!
We still have a few surprises up our sleeves with less than a month to go until the 2016 Ontario Festival of Small Halls starts strumming! This week, we announced that The Abrams will be performing with Darlingside and Miss Emily at the Seeley’s Bay Community Hall on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. As fourth-generation […]
Devin Cuddy confirmed for Lyndhurst and Bolingbroke; booking almost complete for local openers
We have confirmed our final two shows! We’re so pleased that the Lyndhurst Legion Hall and the ABC Hall in Bolingbroke will both be welcoming the Devin Cuddy Band. Cuddy is the son of Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, but he has carved out his own unique sound harkening back to pre-1960 music and inspired by the […]
Say hello to our halls!
What a week! With our line up announced we’re now concentrating on filling your cherished small halls with big music – and audience members to enjoy it! But what’s already in the small halls we’ve chosen for the 2016 Festival of Small Halls is a whole lot of heart and history. These are the places […]