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 was the third annual live music industry award, which celebrate the best of the live music sector and are a highlight of Canada Music Week’s Live Music Summit. If you’re interested in the learning more, please feel free to check out their story here. We’re so grateful and honoured to be recognized in this way.
Small Halls announces big hall-iday news
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls and NAC Presents are thrilled to co-present Matt Andersen and Friends, Canada’s crowned-prince of soul-infused blues-rock. Join us for this one-of-a-kind performance in the lead-up to the holidays! This BIG halli-day show is taking place on December 20th at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall in Ottawa. Tickets went on sale Friday, May 18. Please visit this link: Matt Andersen at the National Arts Centre for tickets. Read here for more info!
We’re proud to introduce some more of our new halls!
The Golden Links Hall in Harrowsmith is the well-loved home of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows & Rebekahs, a non-profit fraternal organization dedicated to the betterment of its community. This busy venue hosts dinners, youth dances and performances. The hall is also the preferred venue for eagerly anticipated annual events like craft and bake sales, and the Harrowsmith Fish Fry. See more here.
The Rankin Culture and Recreation Centre, is deeply rooted in community and is known to area residents as “The Centre”. Concerts are an important event here, as Rankin is a great supporter of the arts, particularly the treasure trove of live music and dance coming from the Ottawa Valley. Read about Rankin here.
Grace Hall began its life in 1861 as the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, which later became a United Church. It closed its doors as a place of worship in May of 2010. The repurposing of this lovely church into a bustling community space has conserved many of its original features, including its pine floors and stately windows with coloured arches. Mortar and repointing work has carefully restored the stonework to its original limestone. Discover more here!
In other live music news – the lineup for CityFolk is announced today! We’re so excited to share the artists that will play Lansdowne Park from Sept. 12 to 16, 2018. CityFolk is also celebrating 25 years this year! Get all the details here.
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