by Jacqueline Delange , Posted Friday 4th February
Winter is when much of the world hibernates, but Canadians are Winterfolk at heart.
So it's only natural that Toronto is hosting its annual Winterfolk Festival for the ninth consecutive year.From February 18th to 21st, 150 artists will scatter along Danforth hot-spots for the ultimate indoor "urban blues and roots festival."
All ages are welcome to rock out to artists such as James Gordon, Mose Scarlett, Jory Nash, Joanne Crabtree and Tannnis Slimmon.
The weekend heats up in a massive "Big Bands For Your Buck" blowout on Saturday February 19th, when Jack Marks and the Lost Wages, The Warped 45S, Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party and the Minotaurs take over — complete with horn sections.
Winterfolk is an all-ages festival hosted by a not-for-profit Association called Artists for a Better World. All performances are free, except "Big Bands For Your Buck," which costs $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Book online at winterfolk.com for an early bird $10 price.
Visit abetterworld.ca for a complete list of artists and venues.