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Music Festivals Canada 2020

Canadian Music Festivals 2020

 

Last year, Listening Through The Lens was asked to publish a Canadian music festival list, as a corollary to (1) our USA festival catalog which has been going (and growing!) for about four years and (2) an Australian version which is into its second year.

Thanks to Treasa Levasseur, Canadian representative of Folk Alliance International, who kick started the offerings here through providing us with a significant number of events.

Since last year’s debut effort, the landscape has changed quite considerably.  A surprising number of events haven fallen off the perch, some festivals have moved their dates by multiple months and, even after thorough searching of relevant dedicated websites or Facebook pages, frankly it is hard to tell what’s happening at certain times.

Below is our list of 2020 festivals in Canada.  We will revisit these each month and mark this year’s dates once announced and any other changes so that what is presented here is as current and useful as possible.

Our version here over 300 festivals listed in date and alphabetical order, together with links for each one.

 

Any corrections or omissions, please drop a comment below or email us at team@listeningthroughthelens.com

 

Here’s our version of 2019 Canadian festivals.

 

CANADA FESTIVALS 2019

 

You can find our USA and Australian versions by simply clicking on the links below:

 

USA Festivals 2020

 

Australian Festivals 2020

 

Here is our list of music festivals held in Canada for 2020 – Enjoy!

 

IMPACT OF COVID-19!!

 

Many events have been/will be cancelled in 2020

Strike-through dates shows ones we’ve found affected

PLEASE CHECK LINKS to confirm event details

 

UPDATED 12 June 2020

 

 

Festivals By Date

 

2020

       
       

1

Igloofest

Montreal QC

16 Jan – 8 Feb

2

Snowdance Festival of Winter and Music

Falcon Lakes MB

17 – 19 Jan

3

Speak Music Be Kind

Toronto ON

17 – 19 Jan

4

Wintersong

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

17 – 19 Jan

5

Tongue On The Post Festival (TOP Fest)

Medicine Hat AB

20 – 25 Jan

6

Lux Magna

Montreal QC

22 – 26 Jan

7

Winterruption Saskatoon

Saskatoon SK

22 – 26 Jan

8

Big Winter Classic

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jan

9

Blizzard

Rossland BC

23 – 26 Jan

10

Winteruption

Edmonton AB

23 – 26 Jan

11

Fireside

Kelowna BC

24 – 26 Jan

12

Coldsnap

Prince George BC

24 Jan – 1 Feb

13

Beer Bacon Bands

Regina SK

25-Jan

14

Shivering Songs

Fredericton NB

29 Jan – 2 Feb

15

Ottawa Winter

Ottawa ON

30 Jan – 1 Feb

16

Taverne Tour

Montreal QC

30 Jan – 1 Feb

17

Winterlude

Ottawa ON

31-Jan

18

La Grande Degelee

Granby QC

1 and 8 Feb

19

Festival du Voyageur

Winnipeg MB

14 – 23 Feb

20

Talking Stick Festival

Vancouver BC

18 – 29 Feb

21

Block Heater

Calgary AB

20 – 22 Feb

22

Winterfolk Roots & Blues Festival

Toronto ON

21 – 23 Feb

23

Aurora Winter Blues Fest

Aurora ON

22 Feb – 22 Mar

24

Saskatoon Blues Festival

Saskatoon SK

24 Feb – 1 Mar

25

Festival du Bois Coquitlam

Coquitlam BC

6 – 8 Mar

26

Winter Folk Camp

Haliburton ON

6 – 9 Mar

27

Cluster

Winnipeg MB

24 – 28 Mar

28

Roots North

Orillia ON

23 – 25 Apr

29

Ottawa Grassroots Festival

Ottawa ON

23 – 26 Apr

30

Festival Acces Asie

Montreal QC

30 Apr – 31 May

31

Folklore

Thunder Bay ON

2 – 3 May

32

Paddle Fest

St Andrews NB

14 – 17 May

33

Festival Santa Teres

Saint-Therese QC

15 – 17 May

34

Metro Metro

Montreal QB

15 – 17 May

35

Pouzza Fest

Montreal QC

15 – 17 May

36

Trails Tales Tunes Festival

Norris Point NL

15 – 25 May

37

Festival des Guitares du Monde

Rouyn-Noranda QC

23 – 30 May

38

Living Roots Festival

Fredericton NB

28 – 31 May

39

Dundas West Fest

Toronto ON

5 – 6 Jun

40

Summerland Action

Summerland BC

5 – 7 Jun

41

Orangeville Blues & Jazz

Orangeville ON

5 – 7 Jun

42

Prairie Wind Music Festival

Cypress River MB

5 – 7 Jun

43

Back 40 Folk

Morden MB

7-Jun

44

Lulaworld

Toronto ON

tba

45

Mutual Festival of Small Halls

Charlottetown PEI

7 – 21 Jun

46

5 X

Vancouver BC

11 – 14 Jun

47

Jazz Winnepeg

Winnipeg MB

11 – 19 Jun

48

Barrie Jazz & Blues

Barrie ON

11 – 22 Jun

49

Luminato

Toronto ON

11 – 28 Jun

50

Ever After

Kitchener ON

12 – 14 Jun

51

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass

Haines Junction YT

12 – 14 Jun

52

Summerland Bluegrass

Summerland BC

12 – 14 Jun

53

Tiny Lights

Ymir BC

12 – 14 Jun

54

FrancoFolies

Montreal QC

12 – 20 Jun

55

Westfest

Ottawa ON

not in 2020

56

Live On The Lake

Burlington ON

13-Jun

57

Montebello Rock

Montebello QB

tba

58

Sound of Music

Burlington ON

14 – 21 Jun

59

Skeleton Park Music

Kingston ON

17 – 21 Jun

60

Country At The Creek

Big River SK

18 – 21 Jun

61

Long Day’s Night Music

Swift Current SK

18 – 21 Jun

62

Montreal Folk

Montreal QC

18 – 21 Jun

63

Toronto Jazz

Toronto ON

18 – 28 Jun

64

Beaumont Blues and Roots

Beaumont AB

19 – 20 Jun

65

Campbell Bay Music

Mayne Island BC

19 – 21 Jun

66

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass

Lake Cowichan BC

19 – 21 Jun

67

Full Circle

Newport NS

19 – 21 Jun

68

North Country Fair

Driftpile AB

19 – 21 Jun

69

Stratford Blues & Ribfest

Stratford ON

19 – 21 Jun

70

The Groove Gathering

Sydenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

71

Tottenham Bluegrass

Tottenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

72

Festival Petit-Cap

Gaspe QC

19 – 23 Jun

73

Vancouver International Jazz

Vancouver BC

19 – 28 Jun

74

Victoria International Jazz

Victoria BC

19 – 28 Jun

75

Ottawa Jazz

Ottawa ON

19 Jun – 1 Jul

76

The Works Art & Design

Edmonton AB

19 Jun – 1 Jul

77

Sled Island

Calgary AB

24 – 28 Jun

78

Dauphin Countryfest

Dauphin MB

25 – 28 Jun

79

Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac

Tadoussac QC

postponed

80

Montreal International Jazz

Montreal QC

25 Jun – 4 Jul

81

Arts Fest

Hamilton ON

26 – 28 Jun

82

Dreams

Toronto ON

tba

83

Adaka Cultural

White Horse YK

26 Jun – 2 Jul

84

39 Days of July Cowichan Summer

Duncan BC

26 Jun – 3 Aug

85

Peterborough Musicfest

Peterborough ON

27 Jun – 22 Aug

86

Reign Bough Fiddle

Thorhild AB

tba

87

River Rats

Athabasca AB

30 Jun – 1 Jul

88

Festival Chants de Vielles

Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu QC

2 – 5 Jul

89

Festival Blues Eldorado (Plateau Boreal)

Val D’Or QB

3 – 4 Jul

90

FVDED In The Park

Surrey BC

3 – 4 Jul

91

Edmonton International Jazz

Edmonton AB

tba

92

Festival Fransaskois

Saskatoon SK

3 – 5 Jul

93

Follyfest

Gagetown NB

3 – 5 Jul

94

Mariposa Folk

Orillia ON

3 – 5 Jul

95

Montreal AIM

Montreal QB

3 – 5 Jul

96

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music

Charlottetown PEI

3 – 5 Jul

97

Smithers Midsummer

Smithers BC

3 – 5 Jul

98

Calgary Stampede

Calgary AB

3 – 12 Jul

99

Saskatchewan Jazz Fest

Saskatoon SK

3 – 12 Jul

100

Steamboat Mountain Music

Edgewater BC

3 – 5 Jul

101

Tremblant International Blues

Mont-Tremblant QC

3 – 12 Jul

102

PEI Jazz & Blues

Charlottetown PEI

tba

103

Beaches Jazz and Blues Fest

Toronto ON

3 – 26 Jul

104

Afrofest

Toronto ON

4 – 5 Jul

105

Astral Harvest

Driftpile AB

not in 2020

106

Halifax Jazz

Halifax NS

7 – 12 Jul

107

Indian River Festival

Indian River PEI

tba

108

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

Montreal QC

postponed

109

Sherblues & Folk

Sherbrooke QC

8 – 12 Jul

110

Northern Lights Festival Boreal

Sudbury ON

tba

111

TD Sunfest World Music

London ON

9 – 12 Jul

112

Country Thunder

Craven SK

9 – 12 Jul

113

Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music

Abram-Village PEI

9 – 12 Jul

114

Kultrun World

Kitchener ON

9 – 12 Jul

115

Renfrew’s Bluegrass

Renfrew ON

9 – 12 Jul

116

Winnipeg Folk

Winnipeg MB

9 – 12 Jul

117

Festival D’ete de Quebec

Quebec QC

9 – 19 Jul

118

Ottawa Blues Fest

Ottawa ON

9 – 19 Jul

119

Pembina River Nights

Rangeton Park AB

10 – 11 Jul

120

Bluesfest Windsor

Windsor ON

10-11, 17-18 Jul

121

Atlin Arts & Music

Atlin BC

10 – 12 Jul

122

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish PE

10 – 12 Jul

123

Lighthouse Blues

Kincardine ON

10 – 12 Jul

124

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk

St. John’s NL

10 – 12 Jul

125

Vancouver Island Music Fest

Vancouver Island BC

10 – 12 Jul

126

Bass Coast

Merritt BC

10 – 13 Jul

127

Thunder Bay Blues

Thunder Bay ON

not in 2020

128

Harrison Arts

Harrison Hot Springs BC

10 – 19 Jul

129

Go North

St Joseph Island ON

11-Jul

130

Canterbury Folk

Ingersoll ON

12 – 14 Jul

131

Rock The Park

London ON

15 – 18 Jul

132

Dooryard Arts

Woodstock NB

16 – 18 Jul

133

Festival du Loup

Lafontaine ON

16 – 18 Jul

134

Acoustic Maritime Music

Kempt Shore NS

16 – 19 Jul

135

Mosaiq Multicultural

Moncton NB

17 – 18 Jul

136

Bella Coola Music

Bella Coola BC

17 – 19 Jul

137

Dawson City Music

Dawson City YT

17 – 19 Jul

138

Folk on the Rocks

Yellowknife NT

17 – 19 Jul

139

Home County Music & Art

London ON

17 – 19 Jul

140

Porquis Blues

Porquis Junction ON

17 – 19 Jul

141

Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival and Music Camp

Souris PEI

17 – 19 Jul

142

South Country Fair

Fort MacLeod AB

17 – 19 Jul

143

Starbelly Jam

Crawford Bay BC

17 – 19 Jul

144

Stewart Park

Perth ON

17 – 19 Jul

145

Valhalla Sound Circus

Montreal QB

17 – 19 Jul

146

Vancouver Folk Music

Vancouver BC

17 – 19 Jul

147

Wild Mountain Music

Hinton AB

17 – 19 Jul

148

Festival Of The Sound

Parry Sound ON

17 Jul – 8 Aug

149

Big Sky Music

Oro-Medonte ON

18-Jul

150

Chemainus Bluegrass

Chemainus BC

18-Jul

151

Niagara Jazz

Niagara on the Lake ON

18-Jul

152

Ness Creek Music

Saskatoon SK

18 – 21 Jul

153

West Island Blues Festival

Montreal QC

20-Jul

154

Festival Mémoire et Racines

Joliette QC

22 – 26 Jul

155

River & Sky Music/Camping

Field ON

22 – 26 Jul

156

Calgary Folk

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jul

157

Kemptville Live

Kemptville ON

23 – 26 Jul

158

Le Festif

Quebec City QC

23 – 26 Jul

159

Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music

Bible Hill NS

23 – 26 Jul

160

Palmer Rapids Twin Music

Palmer Rapids ON

23 – 26 Jul

161

Stan Rogers Folk

Canso NS

23 – 26 Jul

162

Mission Folk Music

Mission BC

24-Jul

163

Harmony Bazaar

Lockeport NS

24 – 25 Jul

164

Gateway

Bengough SK

24 – 26 Jul

165

Hillside Inside

Guelph ON

24 – 26 Jul

166

Islands Folk

Vancouver Island BC

24 – 26 Jul

167

Kispiox Valley Music

Kispiox BC

24 – 26 Jul

168

Squamish Constellation

Squamish BC

24 – 26 Jul

169

Shambhala

Salmo BC

24 – 27 Jul

170

Surrey Fusion

Surrey BC

25 – 26 Jul

171

Evolve

Moncton NB

tba

172

Interstellar Rodeo

Edmonton AB

tba

173

Brandon Folk, Music & Art

Brandon MB

tba

174

Festival acadien de Clare

Little Brook NS

25 Jul – 1 Aug

175

Calgary International Blues

Calgary AB

27 Jul – 2 Aug

176

Big Valley Jamboree

Camrose AB

30 Jul – 2 Aug

177

Fox Mountain

Aylesford NS

30 Jul – 2 Aug

178

Rockin’ River Musicfest

Merritt BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

179

Sunfest

Cowichan Valley BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

180

Boot Hill Jamboree

Bothwell ON

30 Jul – 3 Aug

181

Hornby

Hornby Island BC

30 Jul – 8 Aug

182

Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree

Abram-Village PEI

tba

183

Blueberry Bluegrass & Country

Stony Plain AB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

184

Blue Skies Music

Clarendon ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

185

Festival of Friends

Hamilton ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

186

Fire & Water Music

Lac du Bonnet MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

187

Kaslo Jazz Music

Kaslo BC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

188

Osheaga

Montreal QC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

189

Rockin’ The Fields Of Minnedosa

Minnedosa MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

190

Arts Wells

Wells BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

191

Filberg

Comox BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

192

Harmony Arts

West Vancouver BC

31 Jul – 9 Aug

193

Sappyfest

Sackville NS

tba

194

Alianait Arts

Iqaluit NU

Aug

194

Chasing Summer

Calgary AB

1 – 2 Aug

195

VELD

Toronto ON

1 – 2 Aug

196

Canmore Folk

Canmore AB

1 – 3 Aug

197

Wanderlust

Whistler BC

tba

198

Grizfest

Tumbler Ridge BC

not in 2020

199

Sawdust City Music

Gravenhurst ON

2 – 4 Aug

200

Lynn River Music & Arts

Simcoe ON

tba

201

Miramichi Folksong

Miramichi NB

2 – 7 Aug

202

Folklorama

Winnipeg MB

2 – 15 Aug

203

Donnacona Blues

Quebec City QB

5 – 9 Aug

204

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Perth Andover NB

5 – 9 Aug

205

Afrikadey! World Music

Calgary AB

tba

206

Manitoulin Musicfest

Little Current ON

6 – 8 Aug

207

Festival International des Rythmes du Monde

Chicoutimi QC

6-8, 12-15 Aug

208

Boots and Hearts

Oro-Medonte ON

6 – 9 Aug

209

Edmonton Folk

Edmonton AB

6 – 9 Aug

210

Festival Musique du bout du monde

Gaspé QC

6 – 9 Aug

211

Kitchener Blues

Kitchener ON

6 – 9 Aug

212

Lunenburg Folk Harbour

Lunenburg NS

6 – 9 Aug

213

Brimstone Head Folk

Fogo Island NL

14 – 16 Aug

214

Ilesoniq

Montreal QC

7 – 8 Aug

215

Burnaby Blues

Burnaby BC

7 – 8 Aug

216

Cloggeroo

Montague PEI

tba

217

Edge of the World Music

Haida Gwaii BC

7 – 9 Aug

218

Emerald Music

Amherst Is ON

7 – 9 Aug

219

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus ON

7 – 9 Aug

220

Goderich Celtic Roots

Goderich ON

7 – 9 Aug

221

Kingsville Folk Music

Kingsville ON

7 – 9 Aug

222

Live From The Rock Folk

Red Rock ON

tba

223

Regina Folk

Regina SK

tba

224

Trout Forest Music

Ear Falls ON

7 – 9 Aug

225

Future Forest

Fredericton NB

7 – 10 Aug

226

Festival International de la Chanson de Granby

Granby QC

10 – 19 Aug

227

Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island ON

tba

228

NXNE

Toronto ON

11 – 16 Aug

229

Festival Des Traditions Du Monde

Sherbrooke QC

12 – 16 Aug

230

Reggaefest

Calgary AB

13 – 15 Aug

231

Saskatoon Folk Fest

Saskatoon SK

13 – 15 Aug

232

Havelock Country Jamboree

Havelock ON

13 – 16 Aug

233

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

Salmon Arm BC

13 – 16 Aug

234

Nanaimo Blues

Nanaimo BC

13 – 16 Aug

235

Summer’s End Folk

Grand Manan NB

tba

236

The Island Unplugged

Pelee Island ON

14 – 15 Aug

237

Bear Creek Folk

Grande Prairie AB

14 – 16 Aug

238

Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme

Big River SK

14 – 16 Aug

239

Robson Valley Music

Dunster BC

14 – 16 Aug

240

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering

Stony Plain AB

14 – 16 Aug

241

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal NS

18 – 23 Aug

242

Writers at Woody Point

Woody Point NL

18 – 23 Aug

243

Trois-Rivieres en Blues

Trois-Rivières QC

20 – 23 Aug

244

Country Thunder Alberta

Calgary AB

21 – 23 Aug

245

Harvest Sun Music Fest

Kelwood MB

21 – 23 Aug

246

Peterborough Folk

Peterborough ON

21 – 23 Aug

247

Riverfest Elora

Elora ON

21 – 23 Aug

248

Summerfolk Music and Crafts

Owen Sound ON

21 – 23 Aug

249

NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music

Sorrento BC

22-Aug

250

Prismatic Arts

Halifax NS

tba

251

Small World Music

Toronto ON

tba

252

MUTEK

Montreal QC

25 – 30 Aug

253

Lucknow’s Music In The Fields

Lucknow ON

27 – 29 Aug

254

Limestone Blues

Kingston ON

27 – 30 Aug

255

Manito Ahbee Festival

Winnipeg MB

27 – 30 Aug

256

Windsong

Powassan ON

28 – 29 Aug

257

Edmonton Blues

Edmonton AB

28 – 30 Aug

258

Whoop and Hollar Folk

Portage La Prairie MB

29-Aug

259

Lilac

Calgary AB

20-Sep

260

Ashkenazi Festival

Toronto ON

1 – 7 Sep

261

Festival de Musique Emergente

Rouyn-Noranda QC

3 – 6 Sep

262

Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon

Montmagny QC

3 – 7 Sep

263

Acoustic Roots

Marion Bridge NS

4 – 6 Sep

264

West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle

Goderich ON

tba

265

Sunshine Music

Powell River BC

tba

266

Supercrawl

Hamilton ON

4 – 6 Sep

267

Escapade

Ottawa ON

5 – 6 Sep

268

MondoKarnaval

Quebec City QC

5 – 7 Sep

269

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Victoria BC

5 – 7 Sep

270

Canadian Music Week

Toronto ON

8 – 12 Sep

271

Country Music Week

Hamilton ON

10 – 13 Sep

272

Rifflandia

Victoria BC

10 – 13 Sep

273

Jasper Folk

Jasper AB

11 – 13 Sep

274

Southside Shuffle

Port Credit ON

11 – 13 Sep

275

Quebec City Celtic

Quebec City QC

tba

276

Mountain View Arts

Didsbury AB

12 – 13 Sep

277

Harvest Jazz and Blues

Fredericton NB

15 – 20 Sep

278

City Folk

Ottawa ON

17 – 20 Sep

279

Festival La Grande Rencontre

Montreal QC

tba

280

Festival of Small Halls

Multiple ON

tba

281

Nanaimo Ukulele

Nanaimo BC

18 – 19 Sep

282

Pender Harbour Blues

Pender Harbour BC

18 – 19 Sep

283

Harvest Moon

Clearwater MB

18 – 20 Sep

284

Wasaga Beach Blues

Wasaga Beach ON

18 – 20 Sep

285

POP Montreal

Montreal QC

23 – 27 Sep

286

Festival Franco-Ontarien

Ottawa ON

24 – 26 Sep

287

Deep Roots Music

Wolfville NS

25 – 27 Sep

288

Folk Music Ontario Annual Conference

Toronto ON

25 – 27 Sep

289

Mushtari Begum

New Westminster BC

26-Sep

290

LawnyaVawnya Festival

St John’s NL

30 Sep – 3 Oct

291

Rendez-Vous ès Trad

Quebec City QC

tba

292

Celtic Colours International

Cape Breton NS

9 – 17 Oct

293

Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax NS

21 – 24 Oct

294

Rejigged

Dartmouth NS

tba

295

Coup de Coeur

Franco-Canada QC

5 – 15 Nov

296

Contact Winter Music

Vancouver BC

tba

297

Indie Week Canada

Toronto ON

not in 2020

298

Motion Notion

Beaverfoot Lodge BC

tba

299

In The Dead Of Winter Halifax

Halifax NS

tba

 

     

 

     

 

Festivals By Name

 

2020

 

     

1

39 Days of July Cowichan Summer

Duncan BC

26 Jun – 3 Aug

2

5 X

Vancouver BC

11 – 14 Jun

3

Acoustic Maritime Music

Kempt Shore NS

16 – 19 Jul

4

Acoustic Roots

Marion Bridge NS

4 – 6 Sep

5

Adaka Cultural

White Horse YK

26 Jun – 2 Jul

6

Afrikadey! World Music

Calgary AB

tba

7

Afrofest

Toronto ON

4 – 5 Jul

8

Alianait Arts

Iqaluit NU

Aug

9

Arts Fest

Hamilton ON

26 – 28 Jun

10

Arts Wells

Wells BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

11

Ashkenazi Festival

Toronto ON

1 – 7 Sep

12

Astral Harvest

Driftpile AB

not in 2020

13

Atlantic Fiddlers Jamboree

Abram-Village PEI

tba

14

Atlin Arts & Music

Atlin BC

10 – 12 Jul

15

Aurora Winter Blues Fest

Aurora ON

22 Feb – 22 Mar

16

Back 40 Folk

Morden MB

7-Jun

17

Barrie Jazz & Blues

Barrie ON

11 – 22 Jun

18

Bass Coast

Merritt BC

10 – 13 Jul

19

Beaches Jazz and Blues Fest

Toronto ON

3 – 26 Jul

20

Bear Creek Folk

Grande Prairie AB

14 – 16 Aug

21

Beaumont Blues and Roots

Beaumont AB

19 – 20 Jun

22

Beer Bacon Bands

Regina SK

25-Jan

23

Bella Coola Music

Bella Coola BC

17 – 19 Jul

24

Big Sky Music

Oro-Medonte ON

18-Jul

25

Big Valley Jamboree

Camrose AB

30 Jul – 2 Aug

26

Big Winter Classic

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jan

27

Blizzard

Rossland BC

23 – 26 Jan

28

Block Heater

Calgary AB

20 – 22 Feb

29

Blue Skies Music

Clarendon ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

30

Blueberry Bluegrass & Country

Stony Plain AB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

31

Bluesfest Windsor

Windsor ON

10-11, 17-18 Jul

32

Boot Hill Jamboree

Bothwell ON

30 Jul – 3 Aug

33

Boots and Hearts

Oro-Medonte ON

6 – 9 Aug

34

Brandon Folk, Music & Art

Brandon MB

tba

35

Brimstone Head Folk

Fogo Island NL

14 – 16 Aug

36

Burnaby Blues

Burnaby BC

7 – 8 Aug

37

Calgary Folk

Calgary AB

23 – 26 Jul

38

Calgary International Blues

Calgary AB

27 Jul – 2 Aug

39

Calgary Stampede

Calgary AB

3 – 12 Jul

40

Campbell Bay Music

Mayne Island BC

19 – 21 Jun

41

Canadian Music Week

Toronto ON

8 – 12 Sep

42

Canmore Folk

Canmore AB

1 – 3 Aug

43

Canterbury Folk

Ingersoll ON

12 – 14 Jul

44

Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon

Montmagny QC

3 – 7 Sep

45

Cavendish Beach

Cavendish PE

10 – 12 Jul

46

Celtic Colours International

Cape Breton NS

9 – 17 Oct

47

Chasing Summer

Calgary AB

1 – 2 Aug

48

Chemainus Bluegrass

Chemainus BC

18-Jul

49

City Folk

Ottawa ON

17 – 20 Sep

50

Cloggeroo

Montague PEI

tba

51

Cluster

Winnipeg MB

24 – 28 Mar

52

Coldsnap

Prince George BC

24 Jan – 1 Feb

53

Contact Winter Music

Vancouver BC

tba

54

Country At The Creek

Big River SK

18 – 21 Jun

55

Country Music Week

Hamilton ON

10 – 13 Sep

56

Country Thunder

Craven SK

9 – 12 Jul

57

Country Thunder Alberta

Calgary AB

21 – 23 Aug

58

Coup de Coeur

Franco-Canada QC

5 – 15 Nov

59

Cowichan Valley Bluegrass

Lake Cowichan BC

19 – 21 Jun

60

Dauphin Countryfest

Dauphin MB

25 – 28 Jun

61

Dawson City Music

Dawson City YT

17 – 19 Jul

62

Deep Roots Music

Wolfville NS

25 – 27 Sep

63

Donnacona Blues

Quebec City QB

5 – 9 Aug

64

Dooryard Arts

Woodstock NB

16 – 18 Jul

65

Dreams

Toronto ON

tba

66

Dundas West Fest

Toronto ON

5 – 6 Jun

67

Edge of the World Music

Haida Gwaii BC

7 – 9 Aug

68

Edmonton Blues

Edmonton AB

28 – 30 Aug

69

Edmonton Folk

Edmonton AB

6 – 9 Aug

70

Edmonton International Jazz

Edmonton AB

tba

71

Emerald Music

Amherst Is ON

7 – 9 Aug

72

Escapade

Ottawa ON

5 – 6 Sep

73

Evangeline Bluegrass and Traditional Music

Abram-Village PEI

9 – 12 Jul

74

Ever After

Kitchener ON

12 – 14 Jun

75

Evolve

Moncton NB

tba

76

Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games

Fergus ON

7 – 9 Aug

77

Festival acadien de Clare

Little Brook NS

25 Jul – 1 Aug

78

Festival Acces Asie

Montreal QC

30 Apr – 31 May

79

Festival Blues Eldorado (Plateau Boreal)

Val D’Or QB

3 – 4 Jul

80

Festival Chants de Vielles

Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu QC

2 – 5 Jul

81

Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac

Tadoussac QC

postponed

82

Festival de Musique Emergente

Rouyn-Noranda QC

3 – 6 Sep

83

Festival des Guitares du Monde

Rouyn-Noranda QC

23 – 30 May

84

Festival Des Traditions Du Monde

Sherbrooke QC

12 – 16 Aug

85

Festival D’ete de Quebec

Quebec QC

9 – 19 Jul

86

Festival du Bois Coquitlam

Coquitlam BC

6 – 8 Mar

87

Festival du Loup

Lafontaine ON

16 – 18 Jul

88

Festival du Voyageur

Winnipeg MB

14 – 23 Feb

89

Festival Franco-Ontarien

Ottawa ON

24 – 26 Sep

90

Festival Fransaskois

Saskatoon SK

3 – 5 Jul

91

Festival International de la Chanson de Granby

Granby QC

10 – 19 Aug

92

Festival International des Rythmes du Monde

Chicoutimi QC

6-8, 12-15 Aug

93

Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

Montreal QC

postponed

94

Festival La Grande Rencontre

Montreal QC

tba

95

Festival Mémoire et Racines

Joliette QC

22 – 26 Jul

96

Festival Musique du bout du monde

Gaspé QC

6 – 9 Aug

97

Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal NS

18 – 23 Aug

98

Festival of Friends

Hamilton ON

31 Jul – 2 Aug

99

Festival of Small Halls

Multiple ON

tba

100

Festival Of The Sound

Parry Sound ON

17 Jul – 8 Aug

101

Festival Petit-Cap

Gaspe QC

19 – 23 Jun

102

Festival Santa Teres

Saint-Therese QC

15 – 17 May

103

Filberg

Comox BC

31 Jul – 3 Aug

104

Fire & Water Music

Lac du Bonnet MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

105

Fireside

Kelowna BC

24 – 26 Jan

106

Folk Music Ontario Annual Conference

Toronto ON

25 – 27 Sep

107

Folk on the Rocks

Yellowknife NT

17 – 19 Jul

108

Folklorama

Winnipeg MB

2 – 15 Aug

109

Folklore

Thunder Bay ON

2 – 3 May

110

Follyfest

Gagetown NB

3 – 5 Jul

111

Fox Mountain

Aylesford NS

30 Jul – 2 Aug

112

FrancoFolies

Montreal QC

12 – 20 Jun

113

Full Circle

Newport NS

19 – 21 Jun

114

Future Forest

Fredericton NB

7 – 10 Aug

115

FVDED In The Park

Surrey BC

3 – 4 Jul

116

Gateway

Bengough SK

24 – 26 Jul

117

Go North

St Joseph Island ON

11-Jul

118

Goderich Celtic Roots

Goderich ON

7 – 9 Aug

119

Grizfest

Tumbler Ridge BC

not in 2020

120

Halifax Jazz

Halifax NS

7 – 12 Jul

121

Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax NS

21 – 24 Oct

122

Harmony Arts

West Vancouver BC

31 Jul – 9 Aug

123

Harmony Bazaar

Lockeport NS

24 – 25 Jul

124

Harrison Arts

Harrison Hot Springs BC

10 – 19 Jul

125

Harvest Jazz and Blues

Fredericton NB

15 – 20 Sep

126

Harvest Moon

Clearwater MB

18 – 20 Sep

127

Harvest Sun Music Fest

Kelwood MB

21 – 23 Aug

128

Havelock Country Jamboree

Havelock ON

13 – 16 Aug

129

Hillside Inside

Guelph ON

24 – 26 Jul

130

Home County Music & Art

London ON

17 – 19 Jul

131

Hornby

Hornby Island BC

30 Jul – 8 Aug

132

Igloofest

Montreal QC

16 Jan – 8 Feb

133

Ilesoniq

Montreal QC

7 – 8 Aug

134

In The Dead Of Winter Halifax

Halifax NS

tba

135

Indian River Festival

Indian River PEI

tba

136

Indie Week Canada

Toronto ON

not in 2020

137

Interstellar Rodeo

Edmonton AB

tba

138

Islands Folk

Vancouver Island BC

24 – 26 Jul

139

Jasper Folk

Jasper AB

11 – 13 Sep

140

Jazz Winnepeg

Winnipeg MB

11 – 19 Jun

141

Kaslo Jazz Music

Kaslo BC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

142

Kemptville Live

Kemptville ON

23 – 26 Jul

143

Kingsville Folk Music

Kingsville ON

7 – 9 Aug

144

Kispiox Valley Music

Kispiox BC

24 – 26 Jul

145

Kitchener Blues

Kitchener ON

6 – 9 Aug

146

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass

Haines Junction YT

12 – 14 Jun

147

Kultrun World

Kitchener ON

9 – 12 Jul

148

La Grande Degelee

Granby QC

1 and 8 Feb

149

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Perth Andover NB

5 – 9 Aug

150

LawnyaVawnya Festival

St John’s NL

30 Sep – 3 Oct

151

Le Festif

Quebec City QC

23 – 26 Jul

152

Lighthouse Blues

Kincardine ON

10 – 12 Jul

153

Lilac

Calgary AB

20-Sep

154

Limestone Blues

Kingston ON

27 – 30 Aug

155

Live From The Rock Folk

Red Rock ON

tba

156

Live On The Lake

Burlington ON

13-Jun

157

Living Roots Festival

Fredericton NB

28 – 31 May

158

Long Day’s Night Music

Swift Current SK

18 – 21 Jun

159

Lucknow’s Music In The Fields

Lucknow ON

27 – 29 Aug

160

Lulaworld

Toronto ON

tba

161

Luminato

Toronto ON

11 – 28 Jun

162

Lunenburg Folk Harbour

Lunenburg NS

6 – 9 Aug

163

Lux Magna

Montreal QC

22 – 26 Jan

164

Lynn River Music & Arts

Simcoe ON

tba

165

Manito Ahbee Festival

Winnipeg MB

27 – 30 Aug

166

Manitoulin Musicfest

Little Current ON

6 – 8 Aug

167

Mariposa Folk

Orillia ON

3 – 5 Jul

168

Metro Metro

Montreal QB

15 – 17 May

169

Miramichi Folksong

Miramichi NB

2 – 7 Aug

170

Mission Folk Music

Mission BC

24-Jul

171

MondoKarnaval

Quebec City QC

5 – 7 Sep

172

Montebello Rock

Montebello QB

tba

173

Montreal AIM

Montreal QB

3 – 5 Jul

174

Montreal Folk

Montreal QC

18 – 21 Jun

175

Montreal International Jazz

Montreal QC

25 Jun – 4 Jul

176

Mosaiq Multicultural

Moncton NB

17 – 18 Jul

177

Motion Notion

Beaverfoot Lodge BC

tba

178

Mountain View Arts

Didsbury AB

12 – 13 Sep

179

Mushtari Begum

New Westminster BC

26-Sep

180

MUTEK

Montreal QC

25 – 30 Aug

181

Mutual Festival of Small Halls

Charlottetown PEI

7 – 21 Jun

182

Nanaimo Blues

Nanaimo BC

13 – 16 Aug

183

Nanaimo Ukulele

Nanaimo BC

18 – 19 Sep

184

Ness Creek Music

Saskatoon SK

18 – 21 Jul

185

Newfoundland & Labrador Folk

St. John’s NL

10 – 12 Jul

186

Niagara Jazz

Niagara on the Lake ON

18-Jul

187

NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Music

Sorrento BC

22-Aug

188

North Country Fair

Driftpile AB

19 – 21 Jun

189

Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme

Big River SK

14 – 16 Aug

190

Northern Lights Festival Boreal

Sudbury ON

tba

191

Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music

Bible Hill NS

23 – 26 Jul

192

NXNE

Toronto ON

11 – 16 Aug

193

Orangeville Blues & Jazz

Orangeville ON

5 – 7 Jun

194

Osheaga

Montreal QC

31 Jul – 2 Aug

195

Ottawa Blues Fest

Ottawa ON

9 – 19 Jul

196

Ottawa Grassroots Festival

Ottawa ON

23 – 26 Apr

197

Ottawa Jazz

Ottawa ON

19 Jun – 1 Jul

198

Ottawa Winter

Ottawa ON

30 Jan – 1 Feb

199

Paddle Fest

St Andrews NB

14 – 17 May

200

Palmer Rapids Twin Music

Palmer Rapids ON

23 – 26 Jul

201

PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music

Charlottetown PEI

3 – 5 Jul

202

PEI Jazz & Blues

Charlottetown PEI

tba

203

Pembina River Nights

Rangeton Park AB

10 – 11 Jul

204

Pender Harbour Blues

Pender Harbour BC

18 – 19 Sep

205

Peterborough Folk

Peterborough ON

21 – 23 Aug

206

Peterborough Musicfest

Peterborough ON

27 Jun – 22 Aug

207

POP Montreal

Montreal QC

23 – 27 Sep

208

Porquis Blues

Porquis Junction ON

17 – 19 Jul

209

Pouzza Fest

Montreal QC

15 – 17 May

210

Prairie Wind Music Festival

Cypress River MB

5 – 7 Jun

211

Prismatic Arts

Halifax NS

tba

212

Quebec City Celtic

Quebec City QC

tba

213

Reggaefest

Calgary AB

13 – 15 Aug

214

Regina Folk

Regina SK

tba

215

Reign Bough Fiddle

Thorhild AB

tba

216

Rejigged

Dartmouth NS

tba

217

Rendez-Vous ès Trad

Quebec City QC

tba

218

Renfrew’s Bluegrass

Renfrew ON

9 – 12 Jul

219

Rifflandia

Victoria BC

10 – 13 Sep

220

River & Sky Music/Camping

Field ON

22 – 26 Jul

221

River Rats

Athabasca AB

30 Jun – 1 Jul

222

Riverfest Elora

Elora ON

21 – 23 Aug

223

Robson Valley Music

Dunster BC

14 – 16 Aug

224

Rock The Park

London ON

15 – 18 Jul

225

Rockin’ River Musicfest

Merritt BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

226

Rockin’ The Fields Of Minnedosa

Minnedosa MB

31 Jul – 2 Aug

227

Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival and Music Camp

Souris PEI

17 – 19 Jul

228

Roots North

Orillia ON

23 – 25 Apr

229

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues

Salmon Arm BC

13 – 16 Aug

230

Sappyfest

Sackville NS

tba

231

Saskatchewan Jazz Fest

Saskatoon SK

3 – 12 Jul

232

Saskatoon Blues Festival

Saskatoon SK

24 Feb – 1 Mar

233

Saskatoon Folk Fest

Saskatoon SK

13 – 15 Aug

234

Sawdust City Music

Gravenhurst ON

2 – 4 Aug

235

Shambhala

Salmo BC

24 – 27 Jul

236

Sherblues & Folk

Sherbrooke QC

8 – 12 Jul

237

Shivering Songs

Fredericton NB

29 Jan – 2 Feb

238

Skeleton Park Music

Kingston ON

17 – 21 Jun

239

Sled Island

Calgary AB

24 – 28 Jun

240

Small World Music

Toronto ON

tba

241

Smithers Midsummer

Smithers BC

3 – 5 Jul

242

Snowdance Festival of Winter and Music

Falcon Lakes MB

17 – 19 Jan

243

Sound of Music

Burlington ON

14 – 21 Jun

244

South Country Fair

Fort MacLeod AB

17 – 19 Jul

245

Southside Shuffle

Port Credit ON

11 – 13 Sep

246

Speak Music Be Kind

Toronto ON

17 – 19 Jan

247

Squamish Constellation

Squamish BC

24 – 26 Jul

248

Stan Rogers Folk

Canso NS

23 – 26 Jul

249

Starbelly Jam

Crawford Bay BC

17 – 19 Jul

250

Steamboat Mountain Music

Edgewater BC

3 – 5 Jul

251

Stewart Park

Perth ON

17 – 19 Jul

252

Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering

Stony Plain AB

14 – 16 Aug

253

Stratford Blues & Ribfest

Stratford ON

19 – 21 Jun

254

Summer’s End Folk

Grand Manan NB

tba

255

Summerfolk Music and Crafts

Owen Sound ON

21 – 23 Aug

256

Summerland Action

Summerland BC

5 – 7 Jun

257

Summerland Bluegrass

Summerland BC

12 – 14 Jun

258

Sunfest

Cowichan Valley BC

30 Jul – 2 Aug

259

Sunshine Music

Powell River BC

tba

260

Supercrawl

Hamilton ON

4 – 6 Sep

261

Surrey Fusion

Surrey BC

25 – 26 Jul

262

Talking Stick Festival

Vancouver BC

18 – 29 Feb

263

Taverne Tour

Montreal QC

30 Jan – 1 Feb

264

TD Sunfest World Music

London ON

9 – 12 Jul

265

The Groove Gathering

Sydenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

266

The Island Unplugged

Pelee Island ON

14 – 15 Aug

267

The Works Art & Design

Edmonton AB

19 Jun – 1 Jul

268

Thunder Bay Blues

Thunder Bay ON

not in 2020

269

Tiny Lights

Ymir BC

12 – 14 Jun

270

Tongue On The Post Festival (TOP Fest)

Medicine Hat AB

20 – 25 Jan

271

Toronto Jazz

Toronto ON

18 – 28 Jun

272

Tottenham Bluegrass

Tottenham ON

19 – 21 Jun

273

Trails Tales Tunes Festival

Norris Point NL

15 – 25 May

274

Tremblant International Blues

Mont-Tremblant QC

3 – 12 Jul

275

Trois-Rivieres en Blues

Trois-Rivières QC

20 – 23 Aug

276

Trout Forest Music

Ear Falls ON

7 – 9 Aug

277

Valhalla Sound Circus

Montreal QB

17 – 19 Jul

278

Vancouver Folk Music

Vancouver BC

17 – 19 Jul

279

Vancouver International Jazz

Vancouver BC

19 – 28 Jun

280

Vancouver Island Blues Bash

Victoria BC

5 – 7 Sep

281

Vancouver Island Music Fest

Vancouver Island BC

10 – 12 Jul

282

VELD

Toronto ON

1 – 2 Aug

283

Victoria International Jazz

Victoria BC

19 – 28 Jun

284

Wanderlust

Whistler BC

tba

285

Wasaga Beach Blues

Wasaga Beach ON

18 – 20 Sep

286

West Coast Blues Downtown Shuffle

Goderich ON

tba

287

West Island Blues Festival

Montreal QC

20-Jul

288

Westfest

Ottawa ON

not in 2020

289

Whoop and Hollar Folk

Portage La Prairie MB

29-Aug

290

Wild Mountain Music

Hinton AB

17 – 19 Jul

291

Windsong

Powassan ON

28 – 29 Aug

292

Winnipeg Folk

Winnipeg MB

9 – 12 Jul

293

Winter Folk Camp

Haliburton ON

6 – 9 Mar

294

Winterfolk Roots & Blues Festival

Toronto ON

21 – 23 Feb

295

Winterlude

Ottawa ON

31-Jan

296

Winterruption Saskatoon

Saskatoon SK

22 – 26 Jan

297

Wintersong

Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

17 – 19 Jan

298

Winteruption

Edmonton AB

23 – 26 Jan

299

Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island ON

tba

300

Writers at Woody Point

Woody Point NL

18 – 23 Aug

UPDATED 12 June 2020

 

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