Canada’s largest curated festival of performance, featuring 50+ performance projects over 11 days.
Gravenhurst, ON – multiple venues
The Sawdust City Music Festival will present its inaugural edition August 4-6 in Gravenhurst, ON. Located in the heart of Ontario’s beautiful cottage country, SCMF will celebrate beloved Canadian roots acts like the Jim Cuddy Family Band, the Julian Taylor Band and NQ Arbuckle.
Newfoundland and Labrador,
Bannerman Park, St. John’s
A weekend of celebrating Newfoundland & Labrador's unique culture with great traditional music, interactive workshops where you can learn a dance, a tune, or a tale. This is a friendly festival that attracts people from all over town and all over the world. Heralded as the province's premiere annual folk-related cultural event, the NL Folk Festival celebrates Canadian folk arts diversity in particular in 2017.
Aurora Music Festival
Come explore and enjoy the summer sounds of live music in the beautiful Aurora Town Park.
Canmore AB Centennial Park
The Canmore Folk Music Society is dedicated to bringing folk music to the residents and visitors of the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta through a relaxed community and family-friendly environment. The longest running folk music festival in Alberta, the Canmore Folk Music Festival adheres to a philosophy and legacy of folk, world, blues and roots music.
Regina, SK Victoria Park
Regina’s favourite weekend of the year! Victoria Park bursts with wonderful music, art, and dance.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
4 days of music in a seaside town! Heather Rankin, Lennie Gallant, David Myles, The Once, Ashley McIssac, and more!
Celebration Square 300 City Centre Drive Mississauga
Winner of “Festival of the Year 2017 Award”, Mosaic offers two days of local and international musicians, dancers, singers and cultural performers in free outdoor festival environment. This year’s theme is “Ekta” and many Canadian performers will join their peers from India and Pakistan to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Rock the Coliseum – Independent Music Festival Presented by TD
The longest running free indie music festival in the western GTA. Rock the Coliseum has presented hundreds of GTHA bands and performers in the last 12 years. This year’s festival expands to cover all corners of Ontario and will be presenting bands selected from across Ontario, presenting at least 16 indie bands, independent artists, musicians, singers and spoken word artists.
Main Street Unionville, Markham, Ontario
A vibrant 5 days featuring renowned musicians on 3 stages in charming Unionville, with 30+ free performances.
Salmon Arm, Fair Grounds
For 25 years, this three-day festival has pursued a mission statement to present world class and diverse music that enriches and builds community. Located in the picturesque setting of Shuswap Lake, at a lovely family friendly site with multiple stages and daytime workshops, the festivals renowned for delivering high-voltage performances. Among the headliners this year are: Grammy and Juno Award-winning Alex Cuba; Country and Bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs; empowering and soulful singer Frazey Ford; and Musician Hall of Famer Booker T Jones who will lay down his distinctive bedrock grooves in collaboration with contemporary R&B’s most gifted young voices.
TD Songs of Summer Music & Art is in its inaugural year coming to Downtown Oakville on Saturday, August 19, 2017. It is a celebration of the community and the cultural arts that are near and dear to residents. The festival will feature multiple genres of music, delicious food and drink, visual art displays, performance art and crafts. The day will culminate with The Trews Acoustic show on the TD Towne Square Stage.
Riverwalk Commons and Lions Halls at 200 Doug Duncan Dr. Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9.
TD-Newmarket Music Festival is a vibrant 3-day cultural celebration offering music on multiple stages including Pop, Jazz, Motown, Blues, R & B, Big Band, Funk, Latin...and more! Art Exhibitions; dance, food vendors, characters, face-painters, water balls, music workshops, and beer/wine. Our Creative Zone inside Lions Halls offers entertainment, snacks, beverages and family activities.
The Rex Hotel, Jazz & Blues Bar (Thursday, September 7) and Mel Lastman Square & North York Civic Centre (Friday, September 8 & Saturday, September 9)
TU Jazz Fest headlines today's greatest young and JUNO Award-winning artists with "Jazz in the Now”!
Marina Park, Thunder Bay
Join us in a free-for-all festival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder. Interactive Dance, Live Kirtan Bands, DJ's, Yoga, Cuisine, Colors, Free Hugs.... Lots of Fun
81 Regent Street, Harvest Central
Taking over downtown Fredericton for 6 days every September, Harvest Jazz & Blues brings hundreds of world class musicians together across multiple stages all conveniently in the heart of beautiful Fredericton. Known internationally as the most exciting musical event on Canada’s East Coast. Whether you want to unwind to some smooth jazz, or get your funk on – Harvest has something for everyone.
Stonebridge Town Centre, Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Shakura S'Aida, Cameo Blues Band and many more - minutes from the world’s longest freshwater beach.
Downtown Halifax: including Dal Arts Centre, Halifax Central Library, Bus Stop Theatre, and SMU Art Gallery,
Prismatic Arts Festival is Canada's only multi-disciplinary arts festival that showcases local, national and international culturally diverse and Indigenous artists. Join us this September for spectacular performances in theatre, dance, music, spoken word, visual arts, and media arts by artists from across Canada. Bring the whole family — Art for Everyone!
Port Theatre, Diana Krall Plaza, Best Western Dorchester and many other venues throughout Downtown Nanaimo
New Orleans is coming to town to celebrate the inaugural Nanaimo International Jazz Festival September 15 to 17.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Folk Harbour Society presents Ryan Cook, Claire Lynch, Joel & Bill Plaskett, and Buffy Ste-Marie
Cape Breton Island
Experience the music and culture of Cape Breton during this nine-day, island-wide celebration.
The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Over the course of the past twenty years of bringing top quality professional musicians from all over the world for performances in our beautiful and intimate main gallery in our Music On Sunday concert series and Harvest of Music festival, The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island has developed a sterling reputation as a multi-genre music presenter. Our Harvest of Music festival in Canada's sesquicentennial year will celebrate our nation's rich multiculturalism with a fascinating, global spectrum of traditional music concerts that will then culminate in a unique and intriguing intercultural jam session.
Arts Commons, Calgary
It’s hard to talk about jazz – and impossible to talk about jazz drumming and percussion – without talking about Jack DeJohnette. A legendary drummer, DeJohnette has cemented his reputation as one of the most versatile and influential musicians of his time. To celebrate his 75th birthday, DeJohnette invites bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield to join him in an amazing new collaboration, resulting in a beautiful new album and a live performance not to be missed!
Halifax (various venues)
FRANCOFEST celebrates the diversity of the Acadian, francophone and francophile cultures of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Francofest highlights talents from the French-speaking community through cultural, artistic, sportive and social events.
Arts Commons, Calgary
American jazz composer, pianist, radio personality, and three-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Ramsey Lewis is a jazz legend. The iconic jazz star is known for his light swinging jazz that never fails to set the mood. Ramsey Lewis discovered his love for piano at the young age of four, and worked his way up to his radio smash hit the The 'In' Crowd in 1965. Since then he has recorded over 80 albums and was personally congratulated on his 80th birthday by President Barack Obama, who said “You’ve filled our lives with music and with joy.”