Passes and Tickets to Opening Night Available

2019 Deep Roots News
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The Deep Roots Music Festival is pleased to announce that regular three-day and four-day passes, as well as tickets to our Thursday Night opening concert and film with Catherine MacLellan, are now available through, Ticketpro Outlets and by calling 1-888-311-9090.

Catherine MacLellan—the daughter of  Juno-award-winning songwriting legend Gene MacLellan—grew up surrounded by her father’s music.  Best known for his hits from the 1970s, including “Snowbird,” “Put Your Hand in the Hand” and “The Call”, Gene MacLellan gained national attention as one of the most brilliant songwriters in the Canadian music industry but he was never comfortable with being in the spotlight. After struggling with depression, MacLellan took his own life in 1995, when Catherine was 14. More than two decades after his loss, Juno award-winning songwriter Catherine MacLellan is revisiting her father’s past, trying to understand his life-long battle with depression. The National Film Board documentary The Song and the Sorrow directed by Millefiore Clarkes captures Catherine’s personal struggle to reconcile her family’s tragedy, confront the hurtful mystery of her absent parent and embrace his musical legacy, as well as break the silence surrounding mental illness.

At our opening night event, Catherine MacLellan will show and discuss the documentary and play some her father’s music as well as tunes from her own extensive catalogue. 

Although our Early Bird passes are no longer available, our regularly priced passes are still a tremendous deal. Single event tickets to the 2019 Deep Roots Music Festival will go on sale on July 15th. 

Stay tuned for more great news to come.

Blossom Bluesmobile

2019 Deep Roots News

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM
Wolfville Farmers’ Market
Hosted by Deep Roots Music Festival

Buy Tickets On-line

Come celebrate the #87th Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival in style and dance the night away with maybe Atlantic Canada’s very best Rhythm and Blues ensemble. The fifteen members of Bluesmobile are guaranteed to get you up on your feet and keep you there. The band features a 6 piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section, and 4 vocalists. Bluesmobile plays music from many musical styles including blues, funk, rock, soul, and R&B. If you like artists such as Chicago, Earth Wind, and Fire, Santana, Tower of Power, Aretha Franklin, The Commodores, and Powder Blues you will love Bluesmobile!

Adult beverages will be available therefore admission is restricted to those 19 years and older. Doors open at 8 and music starts at 9:00 PM.

This year we are using any profits generated by the show to support a key element of our mission which is to provide accessible and excellent live music to audiences in the Annapolis Valley. Once again this year we have partnered with the Town of Wolfville to provide 9 free summer concerts at Waterfront Park. During our Festival (Sept 26-29) we will have free entertainment daily at Clock Park, Friday’s Artists at Acadia University , Saturday morning at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market’ and at the Harmony Singing Workshop and Sunday morning at our Rise Up Singing event. This is in addition to all of our children’s activities. Each year our Cooperative supports almost 40 hours of free music programming in addition to specialized programs such as our “Musicians in School” project. This is all possible due to the support of our community partners, sponsors and the nearly 200 volunteers that make it all happen.

Buy Tickets Online: / 1-888-311-9090 and at Ticketpro Outlets – Cochrane’s Pharmasave – Wilsons Pharmasave Berwick & Kentville – Windsor Home Hardware & Furniture

Now Hiring! A summer job with Deep Roots Music Cooperative

2019 Deep Roots News

Deep Roots will be hiring a Student Career Skills Development position – Assistant Festival Coordinator, to work from May 27th to August 31st. The Assistant Festival Coordinator is the hub of the entire Festival committee structure; work focus is on sponsor liaison, office management, communications, and data base management.

The position is 35 hours per week and the wage is $11.55 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay. The working hours will normally be from 9 to 5, Tuesdays to Saturdays, although flex time may be required. You will be expected to attend festival committee meetings some Wednesday evenings. To qualify for this position, you must be returning to post-secondary studies in September 2019.

If you think this is the summer job for you, please send your resume, a cover letter and 2 work-related references to by April 20th. We expect to conduct interviews in early May.

Chronicle Herald article… DRMF2018 … it’s all about connections!

2018 Deep Roots News

Deep Roots Music Festival 2018, 15th year, gets underway tonight. 

It’s all about connections. 

Check out this great article in the Chronicle Herald talking about some of the performers at this year’s festival, and then … do it!!!  You will get your money’s worth if you buy those tickets now.  

Deep Roots Music Festival 2018 Program and Schedule Now Available

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The 2018 Deep Roots Music Festival – our 15th year – is fast approaching!    The Festival Program Booklet and two page Schedule are both now available on line and/or for downloading.   

There are decisions to be made … check out the many great events happening this year and purchase those tickets. 

The weekend pass – 3 or 4 days – is still the best deal. Let’s you take in as much as you can (late night dance parties and a couple of off-site performances not included) and generally hang out in the pulsating beat of the festival vibe.


Thursday Evening Kick-Off , Wolfville – Jim Cuddy, William Prince

Friday Evening Mainstage, Wolfville – The Bombadils, Leahy, The Kubasonics, Dennis Ellsworth

Friday Evening Windsor Show – The Sadies, Sarah Jane Scouten

Friday Evening, Kentville  – Clary Croft at Kings County Museum

Friday Late Night Dance, Wolfville – The Kubasonics, Vishten

Saturday – Lots of free events … Wolfville Farmers’ Market, Children’s Activities, Singing and Drumming, Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade, Marionette Show, Workshops, Songwriters’ Circle, Open Mic at Festival Tent … and more!

Saturday Afternoon, Wolfville – Dance and Artist Collaborations at Festival & Al Whittle Theatres

Saturday Afternoon,  Kentville – David Newland & Siqiniup Qilauta/Sunsdrum at Kings County Museum

Saturday Afternoon, Grand Pre – Picnic Concert at Tangled Gardens with Charlotte Cornfield and Michelle Willis

Saturday Evening Mainstage, Wolfville – Tomato/Tomato, Ryan Cook, Valdy, Vishten

Saturday Late Night Dance, Wolfville – The Sadies, Zakary Miller

Sunday Morning, Wolfville – Rise Up Singing with donations to Food Bank

Sunday Afternoon Festival Finale, Wolfville – Terra Spencer, Mike T. Kerr, Winona Wilde, David Newland, The Gilberts, Kim Barlow  

Deep Roots’ 15TH Annual Music Festival Passes and Tickets Update

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The Deep Roots Music Festival 3-day and 4-day passes are the best way to give yourself flexibility and choice, not withstanding that they are a great deal.  Sales on passes and tickets have been steady and it bears repeating … don’t wait if you are intending to get around to buying!    Individual tickets  for Main Stage Friday and Saturday Evening Concerts go on sale July 16 but all other tickets continue to be available.   [continue reading…]

PASSES/TICKETS – Early Bird ends June 21 & Get Jim Cuddy tickets now!

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Heads up people … the early bird price on the 3-day pass ends at midnight on June 21st.  Right now you can get that pass for $94.10 all in.  After June 21st, the 3-day pass goes up to $112.50 … still a great deal, but not as good as the early bird, so what are you waiting for?  Go to Ticketpro now.

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15th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival, September 27-30th, 2018, Wolfville, NS – Press Release June 11th

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The Deep Roots Music Festival is delighted that Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jim Cuddy will kick off this year’s 15th edition at University Hall on Thursday, September 27th.  2017 Juno Award winner William Prince will open for Cuddy, and also give an intimate talk on Friday, September 28th as our Artist@Acadia in the Garden Room, K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia University.

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ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR position available … apply now

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Although the assistant festival coordinator position has been filled, another exciting opportunity has become available.   Deep Roots Music Cooperative has been awarded funding to hire an ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR  for the summer of 2018. Are you a student returning to full time studies in the fall and interested in joining our dynamic team?
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Deep Roots 15th Anniversary Festival weekend coming together

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Plans are well underway for an amazing 15th anniversary Deep Roots Music Festival weekend this September.  Artist bios are coming together and will be up on the website in the next while, but, in the meantime, check this out … our line up so far:    [continue reading…]