Discover authentic small town experiences!

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: […]

Ushering in Small Halls month!

Ushering in Small Halls month!

How is it possibly the end of August already? While we’re longing for a few more weeks of summer vacation, we’re also excited to usher in September – because that means only two more weeks until we kick off the Festival of Small Halls! In 14 days, the sweet sounds of The Great Lake Swimmers […]

Planning ahead for a Small Halls show

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 […]

Festival set to start in just four weeks!

Festival set to start in just four weeks!

It’s hard to believe, but the Ontario Festival of Small Halls gets underway in less than a month! We’re thrilled that it’s approaching so quickly. It seems that shows are selling out daily, with Winchester Old Town Hall’s show of Fred Penner with Teagan McLaren selling out this week alongside the DACA Community Centre’s show […]

Local openers confirmed!

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!

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 […]

We want to hear from you!

We want to hear from you!

Since April, we have been taking you backstage at the Ontario Festival of Small Halls through our Small Talk blog feature. From announcing the 2017 line up, to learning more about the amazing small halls across Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley, we have touched on aspects of the Festival from our point of view. […]