The Kingsville Folk Music Festival is a 3 day musical celebration of acoustic, folk and world music. Set on the shores of Lake Erie in historic Lakeside Park, the Festival features 3 daytime stages, a stage dedicated to children’s activities and performers and the evening main stage. Artisan vendors, local foods, micro-brews and wines are also featured.


The Festival, held annually the 2nd weekend of August, showcases over 30 up and coming and award-winning world class performers. Kingsville, Ontario, known as Canada’s most southern town is located 3 hours west of Toronto and 40 minutes from the Detroit/Windsor border.


Produced by the Sun Parlour Folk Music Society, the Festival will be celebrating its 4th year in 2017.


Join us as we celebrate incredible musical talent from across Canada. We assure you that you will discover a new artist, an artist that you may have never heard of but that will blow you away!

Performers 2015

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Ashley MacIsaac, Lynn Miles, Ariana Gillis, The Arrogant Worms, The Bombadils, Ben Sures, The Marigolds, Notre Dame de Grass, Oh Susanna, Pavlo, The Oh Chays, Philip Scott Poli, Rant Maggie Rant, Sarah Jane Scouten, Valdy, Wendell Ferguson, Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo, Who Nellie!, The Laws, Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg, Dave Gunning, The Good Brothers, Guy Davis, Glen MacNeil, JP Cormier, James Hill, Katherine Wheatley, Keith Glass, Magoo, Laura Bird, Linda McRae, Lizzy Hoyt, Dale Butler, Karen Morand & Bosco, Jangles the Magical Clown

Performers 2014


Bruce Cockburn, Jane Siberry, Valdy, Ron Hynes, David Francey, Russell de Carle Band, J.P. Cormier, Fred Penner, Ray Bonneville, Richard Smith, Rachelle van Zanten, Ken Whiteley, Joe Charron, Green Sky Project, Ben Hassenger, Ashley Condon,  Jadea Kelly, Same Latitude as Rome, Washboard Hank, Jaron Freeman-Fox & the opposite of everything, Brent Moyer, Allison Brown, Kendra Ray, Fish and Bird, Ghosts of the American Road, Tia McGraff, Mati Haskell & JK Gulley, Kelli Trottier, Tannis Slimmon,  Magoo, Jay Allan, Dale Butler, Annie & Rod Capps & Jason Dennie, Manitoba Hal, Trent Severn, Andy Mason, Donna Creighton

Performers 2016

Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alex Cuba, Garnet Rogers, Alysha Brilla, Quique Escamilla, Bill Bourne, The O’Pears, Union Duke, Danielle Miraglia, The Boxcar Boys, Luther Wright, Irish Mythen, Jason Dennie & Rochelle Clarke, Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane, Amanda Rheaume, Tony Gouveia, Maneli Jamal, Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Kaia Kater, Butterfingers,  Connie Kaldor, The Laws, Rob Lutes, Dale Butler, Whoa, Nellie!, Francine Leclair, Tribute to Willie P. Bennett, Magoo, Jangles the Magical Clown

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