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Oct 14 2009

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WINTERFOLK VIII AUDITIONS COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU!

winterfolklogoloresFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS  WINTERFOLK VIII AUDITIONS COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU! – ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL RUNS FEB 12 –15, 2010  VISIT THIS PAGE FOR UP TO DATE INFO http://www.abetterworld.ca/winterfolk/artisticselectio/

WHAT: LIVE AUDITIONS FOR WINTERFOLK VIII ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL WHEN & WHERE: All auditions @ 9pm-12am October 20 – The Black Swan – 154 Danforth Ave – Toronto (416) 469-0537 << FILLED – NO SPOTS AVAILABLE November 5 – Moonshine Café –137 Kerr St. – Oakville – (905) 844-2655 << FILLED – NO SPOTS AVAILABLE November 11 – The Spill – 414 George St. N. – Peterborough – (705) 748-6167 November 15 – Carden St. Café – 40 Garden St. – Guelph – (519) 837-2830 << FILLED – NO SPOTS AVAILABLE Nov 24 – The Black Swan – 154 Danforth Ave – Toronto (416) 469-0537 << NEW JUST ADDED << FILLED – NO SPOTS AVAILABLE NEW JUST ADDED >> Early December 1 – The Black Swan – 154 Danforth Ave – Toronto (416) 469-0537 

TICKETS: IT’S FREE – There is no cost to audition. Donations accepted on entry.

WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com  TORONTO – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009 – WINTERFOLK VIII ROOTS AND BLUES FESTIVAL continues to build bridges in the community and outside of Toronto by holding LIVE AUDITIONS at venues throughout Southern Ontario. For more information please visit www.abetterworld.ca   Toronto’s free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban roots and blues festival, now in its eighth year, will present 100 artists for four days of music in six downtown venues on February 12 -15, 2010.   New to this year’s selection process, artists will audition live at select venues in four different cities. There is no cost to audition to Winterfolk and two artists will be hired at each of the venues listed. Artist selection will be based on a combination of voting by the audience and the Winterfolk jury/representatives at each event. Artists will be encouraged to bring their fans & friends to cheer them on.   ARTISTS WISHING TO

AUDITION FOR WINTERFOLK should send an email to publicity@winterfolk.com  and advise preferred venue, include an EPK, or send a link to website or myspace, etc. Artists will then be updated with the details, and confirmed prior to the audition. Approximately 80 artists who have submitted will prepare 2 songs each, to present on the night. Winners of the festival spots will be announced at the end of each event. Please visit the website for more details.   Winterfolk will continue to accept mailed packages and sonicbids submissions as well, but we are hoping this audition process will give some musicians who may not be able to afford submission fees, a chance to be heard. Please visit the website for more details.  

MORE ABOUT WINTERFOLK Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more. Founded by Festival Director Brian Gladstone, it is run as a division of The Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Ontario, Canada. www.abetterworld.ca   The festival also works within the community with various music organizations to offer them stages at the festival to increase their public visibility and membership, offer exposure for their events, and in general assist them to meet the goals of their mission statement.                                                                                         -30-     For more information, photos, interviews, please contact:   Beverly Kreller SPEAK Music www.speak-music.com bev@speak-music.com 416.922.3620

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