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 […]
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Seeking new venues to add to the Small Halls circuit!
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is looking to share the love – small hall love, that is. The festival, which brings internationally-renowned musicians to cherished, rural community spaces each fall, is currently accepting submissions for new halls to participate in this year’s event. Almost all of the shows in last year’s schedule sold out, […]
Thanks for the memories!
Our hearts are full of holiday cheer and gratitude! As expected, our second weekend of festive shows gave us the warm and fuzzies. All the feels, folks. The Once raised the roof – and our spirits – in Merrickville on Thursday and in Dacre on Friday night. What special shows – the massive pipe organ […]
Maxville added to holiday show schedule
We’re thrilled to announce that we recently confirmed our final holiday show – in Maxville! The St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will roll out the red and green carpet to welcome Coig on Saturday, Dec. 2. It joins four other venues across Eastern Ontario to host a hall-iday show. Còig is from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and […]
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 […]
Harness that small town vibe!
Another incredible weekend of live music in the books as we cruise towards the last weekend of Small Halls 2017! It was a hot one for our small halls but we learned that Festival programs instantly turn into fans when coaxed. We added a few new names to the local openers list in the past […]
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 […]
Planning ahead for a Small Halls show
We added a new section to our website! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls wants to share the small hall love and ensure your Festival experience is as enchanting as possible! As such, we have put together What to Expect for each show to help you plan ahead. Look here to discover notes on everything from accessibility […]
Local openers confirmed!
Familiar faces will join up-and-comers opening for big name musicians on rural stages during the Ontario Festival of Small Halls this fall. After announcing the 2017 fall headliners earlier this summer, the community opening acts are now finalized for almost all our shows, happening Sept. 14 to Oct. 1 in more than 30 cherished small […]
Posters, peek at our host halls and weekend events!
You’ll soon see Festival of Small Halls posters appearing in communities across Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley! We’re excited for this year’s design and are looking forward to sending them out to our energetic volunteers in the host communities. They usually find a home on local bulletin boards, community placards, and even online. If […]