As we usher in November we’re thinking more about comfort music and the warmth that special places can bring when discovering new music or reveling in shows passed. Did you see our video of memories for the Ontario Festival of Small Halls 2017 experience? Give it a look – you might recognize a small hall […]
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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 […]
Discover authentic small town experiences!
It all starts tomorrow, folks! Our hearts are beating a little faster today because of the anticipation of the Ontario Festival of Small Halls starting two weeks of amazing music while paying tribute to rural halls with history and heart. As you know, the Festival has expanded this year. That means we’re kicking off in two locations: […]
Hall submissions for the 2017 festival now open!
Apply to participate in the 4th Annual Ontario Festival of Small Halls set to take place September 14-October 1, 2016. With a new year comes a new festival and all of the planning that comes along with it. The key to putting on concerts in intimate small halls starts with finding the right ones and […]
Get to know our headliners
Taking the stage to play at rural small halls requires a talent for intimacy that our hand-picked artists embody and embrace. Each one of our headliners and local openers are well known for playing to their audience and are set to enliven small spaces across Eastern Ontario this fall, paying tribute to the history and […]
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 […]
Festival of Small Halls announces ambitious line up for intimate shows in cherished spaces
We are so excited to share our 2016 line-up news! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is promising to ignite local stages this fall with a flurry of big music – and today festival organizers announced the internationally-renowned musicians who will be filling beloved community spaces across eastern Ontario and the Upper Ottawa Valley with […]
Big news from Small Halls
Wednesday June 1st, 2016 We have lots to chat about in this week’s edition of Small Talk! We sent out our first newsletter yesterday! Were you on the list? The newsletter is being sent our monthly, with updates and inside information about the Ontario Festival of Small Halls, our amazing 2016 community hall venues, as well as […]