Launch, tickets and breaking records

Launch, tickets and breaking records

Well, we certainly started off the 2018 Festival of Small Halls with a bang! Tickets are flying and you have helped us break a few Small Halls records in the process. Six shows sold out in just a week, with several more on the cusp of selling out. Our original Facebook post about the lineup […]

Harnessing that small hall vibe

Harnessing that small hall vibe

Well the countdown continues. We have some amazing talent lined up but we’re getting our musical ducks in a row before we announce them. Did you know that in our hall roster this year, we have two former schools, churches dating back to the mid-1800s, historic town halls, and even a community hall that was […]

PEI Small Halls inspiration

PEI Small Halls inspiration

The PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls is set to start singing and storytelling through the island this weekend! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is proud to partner with the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls, whose success at showcasing the island’s small venues is inspirational! Each year, to emphasize the collaboration between the […]

Counting down to line up announcement

Counting down to line up announcement

The countdown is on to announcing our schedule for this fall. Let me tell you – it’s going to knock your socks off! We’ll be announcing in June so stay tuned. We’re thrilled to celebrate our fifth year as a Festival! Festival staff members are currently working behind the scenes to make this year’s Ontario […]

Small Halls has a BIG week!

Small Halls has a BIG week!

Well, what a week that was! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls earned a prestigious Small Festival of the Year Award at the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards in Toronto. Members of the industry from across Canada voted for this category and we’re so thrilled to have tied with the incredible Interstellar Rodeo in Edmonton. This […]

New venues; Small Halls is big news

New venues; Small Halls is big news

Wow! We are so happy with all the excitement generating as a result of our hall announcement last week. With mentions on radio, online news sites, in newspapers, blogs, and widely shared on social media, we had so many people get in touch with how pleased they were that their beloved community halls were chosen […]

Submissions closed; halls on the horizon

Submissions closed; halls on the horizon

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 […]