2018 Festival News

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY! Friday, September 28th, Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre, Windsor

Canadian music luminaries The Sadies and rising star Sarah Jane Scouten bring a whole new kind of country to Windsor, Nova Scotia. On September 28th the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre will play host to an evening to remember.   

Buy a ticket to this show now … or better yet, get a Festival Pass (3 or 4 day options) The pass  gets you into all the Festival Theatre main stage shows and the Windsor show (one of two options for Friday evening), afternoon collaborations, and access to the Festival Club as ‘home base’ for the weekend.   The Thursday night Kick-off Concert is included in the 4 day pass. 

If you are considering just a main stage event, shows do sell out so be sure to get your tickets soon. 

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Deep Roots Music Festival hits the big time … national exposure!!

Did you know that there’s a national Culture Days Weekend intended to highlight and celebrate Canadian culture in all its varied possibilities?   The Culture Days theme for 2018 is “On Beat,” a collective drumming and rhythm-inspired event bringing together thousands of Canadians from coast-to-coast both in-person and online to celebrate making the arts accessible, inclusive and fun!

Deep Roots Music Festival, via an article about the Saturday parade, is highlighted on the Culture Days’ “daily dose of culture” blog.   Sweet!  Check it out on the Culture Days website.  The specific article about Deep Roots is under August 27th.  

The National Culture Days weekend just happens to fall on the same weekend as our Deep Roots Music Festival.  Seems rather appropriate since the festival is  a mixed bag of cultural influences!

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Deep Roots Music Festival 2018 Program and Schedule Now Available

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  

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2018 Valley Arts Award – Marlene Jackson

WOLFVILLE, NS – The Deep Roots Music Festival is very pleased to present this year’s Valley Arts Award to Marlene Jackson. The official presentation will take place at our finale concert on September 30th, 2018.

We welcome past recipients of the award to celebrate with us as we honour Marlene.

The Valley Arts Award is presented to someone who has made a significant, long-term contribution to the Arts in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley.

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