The Sun Parlour Folk Music Society’s mission is to bring world-class folk, acoustic and world music, with an emphasis on Canadian artists, to southwestern Ontario, between Chatham and Windsor, Ontario, through an annual folk music festival and an on-going concert series, the Road to FolkFest Concerts.
Not For Profit
The Society is the only not for profit organization in the region dedicated to the promotion of live music performance, and the Kingsville Folk Music Festival, established 2014, is the only folk music festival west of London, Ontario.
Strategic Performance Date
The date of the Festival is aligned to complement other Ontario folk festivals allowing performers to strategically and economically route their touring schedules.
Having A Youth Focus
Through the concerts and the annual music festival, the Society strives to engage area youth through volunteering and performance opportunities, provide a touring opportunity for Canadian artists at all levels of their careers and provide an opportunity for local performers to showcase.
With the Society’s emphasis on youth, we strive to present acts who are suitable for all ages audiences, performers who are generous with their time and understand the importance of interacting with the audience.
MAY FUNd: Music and Arts for Youth
A portion of the profits from all Society events are designated for the Society’s project, The MAY FUNd: Music and Arts for Youth. The MAY FUNd provides financial assistance to area youth to access the arts through workshops, mentoring and lessons and, to date, has presented 3 scholarships to area high-school students to continue their studies in arts-based post-secondary education.