Ontario Festival of Small Halls announces lineup


Ontario Festival of Small Halls organizers has announced that they will continue to offer the joy of live music concerts in small communities across Eastern Ontario, during the month of May, 2022. Unlike previous years, there are no gigs scheduled for North Grenville locations.

The festival will feature a wealth of Canadian artists at numerous venues in the Ottawa Valley and beyond. The programming includes several awe-inspiring acts, such as: Ashley MacIsaac; Basia Bulat; Chris Murphy; Great Lake Swimmers; Harrow Fair; Hawksley Workman; Jessica Pearson & The East Wind; Kaia Kater; Skydiggers. and The Redhill Valleys.

“It’s an eclectic festival, with musical mavericks, trusty veterans and some remarkable newcomers,” says Ontario Festival of Small Halls General Manager, Anna Wood. “The underlying beauty of a Small Halls show is in seeing your favourite act in a unique and intimate community setting that allows you to connect with the music and the artist.”

Safety is of the utmost importance, and the Festival crew will follow any guidelines set out by the province and local health authorities.

Some of the scheduled gigs in the area include:

Friday, May 13, Kaia Kater – St. John’s United Church – Brockville.

Friday, May 13, Great Lake Swimmers – Manotick United Church – Manotick.

Saturday, May 14, Kaia Kater – Manotick United Church – Manotick.

Saturday, May 14, Great Lake Swimmers – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Prescott.

Fri, May 20, Harrow Fair (opener, The Redhill Valleys) – St. John’s United Church – Brockville.

Saturday, May 28, Skydiggers – Winchester United Church – Winchester.

All concerts begin at 7.30 p.m.

Tickets for individual events go on sale online only, any time after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Visit www.ontariosmallhalls.com, or www.festivalofsmallhalls.frontgatetickets.com.

The Ontario Festival of Small Halls takes showcasing cherished community venues to heart and puts the halls themselves front and centre. For more information, please visit the website and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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