Discover Atlantic Canada’s finest grassroots music festivals, from the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, to the shores of Newfoundland and Labrador. From ancient sea shanties to cutting edge hip hop – music of the best kind awaits!  The artist testimonials provide a glimpse into this gorgeous area of Canada.

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  1. Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society: Our mandate is the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the … read more

  2. The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, celebrating 25 years in 2022, pays tribute to Canadian folk icon Stan Rogers, by gathering the world's finest songwriters in … read more

  3. Founded in 1976, the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival began from visions and musings of local fiddlers Bishop Faber MacDonald and Joe Pete Chaisson. Years later, the … read more

  4. The Harvest Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind east of Montreal. With a musical selection ranging from jazz, folk, rock, funk hip-hop, and R&B, … read more

  5. Founded by the well-loved The East Pointers during their pandemic tour pause, Goolaholla was born from a long-cherished dream to invite friends met at festivals … read more

  6. The Celtic Colours International Festival is a unique celebration of Cape Breton Island’s living traditional culture. For nine days in October you’ll … read more


Artist Testimonials

Curated by the participating festivals, these artists give you a window into what makes this region unique and their inspiration for calling it home.

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