Annual Festival & Events

The Deep Roots community loves to enjoy music all year round.

The Festival (the last full weekend in September) is the largest event in the Deep Roots year. Other activities throughout the year include concerts, dances, community meetings and potlucks … building community around music and having a good time in the process.

Annual Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival

Every September, the last full weekend of that month, the Deep Roots Music Cooperative brings an awesome blend of up-and-coming, alongside tried-and-true, performers to our festival stages.  As well, the weekend includes free events for all ages.

The caliber of talent and the number of opportunities for audiences and performers to enjoy ‘homemade’ music has established the Deep Roots Festival as a Nova Scotia signature festival. During its more than 15 years, the festival has attracted thousands of enthusiastic music lovers and we’re not slowing down.

For a musical and cultural experience that will leave you buzzing with good memories, plan to be in  Nova Scotia – Wolfville, and surrounding area – for the next Deep Roots Music Festival, our 16th year, September 26 to 29, 2019!

2019 Festival Lineup

This year’s Festival theme, around the role that music plays in mental health and well-being, will bring all kinds of good vibrations … just check out the line up!    From Catherine MacLellan, opening Thursday evening, with her moving tribute to life and her dad, to many other award winning, diverse acts throughout the weekend. 

Click on link  Deep Roots Music Festival Program Booklet for all kinds of  detail on this year’s events.

Valley Arts Award

Presented at the Festival each September, the Valley Arts Award recognizes someone who is, or has been, a resident, has worked for the development and/or promotion of Valley artists, arts events, and/or culture; and has made a significant long-term contribution to the arts in the Valley. 

Nominations should be in the form of a letter, or e-mail, outlining the contribution the individual has made to the cultural life of the region.  For more particulars, click on above link  and go to the Awards page.

Artists at Acadia

Acadia University is an essential partner in the continuing success of the Deep Roots Music Festival.  Each year, we undertake joint ventures … click on the above  page link for more detail.

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