Thursday, 23 January 2014 01:37

Winterfolk is Back - February 14-16

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival taking place February 14-16, 2014, is returning to Toronto’s vibrant cultural strip on the Danforth. The festival will present more than 150 of the finest folk, roots, world and blues artists – including Lynn MilesRon Hynes and Jack De Keyzer. This year, among the many ongoing workshops, the mostly free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban blues and roots festival will also include special tribute events, themed presentations and an awards ceremony. For more information on the festival please visit

Much to the excitement of many in the music community, Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots festival returns to the beloved Danforth area after two years of hotel life. Festival founder and director,Brian Gladstone, made the decision to revisit the unique club crawl version of the fest citing that in the end the hotel atmosphere did not match the charm, vibrancy and character that the Danforth clubs and restaurants scene can provide. The venue owners are ecstatic about the return and support it 100 per cent. This change will present all kinds of fresh opportunities, and so many of the festival-goers are already familiar with the great vibe that was established there in previous years.


Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more. Founded by Festival Director Brian Gladstone, it is run as a division of The Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Ontario, Canada.


We’re always looking for volunteers to help out. For eight hours of service over the Winterfolk weekend, volunteers receive access to all shows, artist hospitality lounge and more! For more info and to sign up, please visit   

Look for Winterfolk on Twitter at @abetterworldorg or the hashtag #Winterfolk

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