Small Halls, big talent – in one month!

Small Halls, big talent – in one month!

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 […]

Maxville added to holiday show schedule

Maxville added to holiday show schedule

We’re thrilled to announce that we recently confirmed our final holiday show – in Maxville! The St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will roll out the red and green carpet to welcome Coig on Saturday, Dec. 2. It joins four other venues across Eastern Ontario to host a hall-iday show. Còig is from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and […]

Festival of Small Halls ends on a high note

Festival of Small Halls ends on a high note

  Thank you for the memories, folks! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls played its last note for 2017 this weekend, with brilliant performances by Birds of Chicago, Ashley MacIsaac, Ian Sherwood, The Abrams, Les Poules à Colin with Moonfruits, Change of Step, Mia Kelly, Jessica Wedden, Jillian Kerr, Dean Batstone, Paddy Kelly and Midnight Vesta. Those shows capped […]

Harness that small town vibe!

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 […]

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 […]