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What’s included? 

  • A seat at the Festival Theatre for shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 23-25. 
  • Option for RV camping
  • Option for meals
  • Access to the Festival Club as ‘home base’ for the weekend

The 2022 Festival Pass gives you seats at the Friday evening Main Stage, 4 Songwriter Circles on Saturday afternoon (at the Festival Theatre and the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville), the Saturday evening Main Stage, and the Sunday afternoon Main Stage, our Festival Finale.

The Deep Roots Main Stage artists include Maritime darling Jenn Grant, the soulful sounds of AHI (pronounced “eye”), folk star Kaia Kater, hard-core troubadour Scott Cook, the intricate harmonies of Marla & David Celia, Appalachian folk duo Factory Girls, blues legend Garrett Mason, and seasoned veteran Jamie Junger with his Jungernauts in tow. You’ll also get a chance to hear songwriters Catherine Kennedy and Cassie Josephine on the Sunday afternoon Main Stage, the Festival Finale. 

The pass includes access to the Festival Club (at the Wolfville Lion’s Hall) where coffee and tea and a friendly face await you. Jamming is encouraged so bring along your instrument. 

Having meals with us at our festival kitchen is an option for pass holders. Home cooked meals with delicious local ingredients – including vegan and gluten free options – are served for Friday supper, Saturday lunch and supper. You can join us for $12 per meal. Let us know in advance so we get our numbers right; email , subject line: Meals at Deep Roots.

RV camping is available for people who buy 2 or more passes.

There are many free musical options taking place over the weekend as well.

What isn’t included? 

There are some musical options outside of the Festival Pass, ticketed separately. A Deep Roots Festival Kick-Off Party in partnership with The Church Brewing Co. is on Wednesday, September 21, and a Red Cross Benefit on Thursday, September 22 at the Horton Performance Centre with festival favourites Coco Love Alcorn and Ian Sherwood, and a special appearance by Annapolis Valley Honour Choir. (The Deep Roots Music Co-op is partnering with The Canadian Red Cross to focus local donations on humanitarian aid. Donate here: www.redcross.ca/deeproots)

Tickets to the Kick-Off Party on September 21st at The Church Brewery are being sold by The Church. Tickets to the Benefit for Refugees on September 22nd are available on Ticketpro. The ticket for the Red Cross Benefit can be bought as well as a festival pass or purchased separately.

Single-show tickets will be released after Labour Day – except for the Benefit for Refugees and the Kick-Off Party at The Church Brewery which are available now.

Tickets to the Kick-Off Party on September 21st at The Church Brewery are being sold by The Church. 

Tickets to the Red Cross Benefit on September 22nd are available on Ticketpro. The ticket for the Red Cross Benefit can be bought as well as a festival pass or purchased separately.

After Labour Day, individual tickets can be purchased for the Friday Main Stage, 4 Songwriters Circles on Saturday afternoon (at the Festival Theatre and the Al Whittle Theatre), the Saturday Main Stage, and the Sunday afternoon Main Stage, our Festival Finale.

Even if you can’t see every show, you should buy a pass to support Deep Roots – and to make sure you will have a seat at the wonderful shows that are being offered at this festival. 

A 3-day Festival Pass (September 23-25) is $125 regular and $90 under 25/students (+ fees and taxes).

We do our utmost to keep our ticket prices low and to provide lots of free and affordable music for everyone. Our Main Stage shows are reasonably priced at $35, our Benefit show is $20 with all the fees included, and we offer a lower priced ticket to any student or person under 25 years of age. To be honest, most of our audience is seniors – we are using a reduced price to draw young people in!

A 3-day Festival Pass (September 23-25) is $125 regular and $90 under 25/students (+ fees and taxes).

There are always free performances around town as part of Deep Roots Music Festival. You can catch live music and more Friday afternoon and all day Saturday at the Just Us! Festival Tent in Wolfville’s Clock Park, Saturday morning music at the Wolfville Farmers Market, and late-night shows at Paddy’s Pub Wolfville, where you’ll hear some of the Main Stage acts in a different setting, and Zakary Miller, Matt the Music Man, as well as Acadian acts Dans L’Shed and Jacques Surette, in partnership with Experience Grand-Pré.

Other popular free activities during Deep Roots are the harmony workshop on Saturday morning with Sarah McInnis and Rebecca Fairless, drumming with Djugdjug Ensemble, crafts and puppetry, kids music, and the ever popular Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade, featuring the Wee Giant Theatre.

For those who love to sing, join the annual Sunday morning sing-along ‘Rise up Singing’ featuring yet another appearance by Annapolis Valley Honour Choir at Festival Theatre, where food and cash donations will be accepted for the local Food Bank.

Lots of people come back to the Valley to visit with friends, or to camp under Cape Blomidon. B&B’s are plentiful in the area. There are hotels in Windsor, Wolfville, New Minas, Kentville and farther afield. Wolfville offers micro-boutique rentals as well.

If you have a recreational vehicle, RV camping is available for people who buy 2 or more passes.

Our festival line-up includes folk, roots, blues and world music. Although we love to bring back favourite performers, in general we try to bring in new acts every year. When we can, we like hiring artists who represent our founding cultures: Mi’kmaq, Acadian, British Isles, African-Nova Scotian. Local performers are an essential part of the Festival. We proudly feature performers from the Annapolis Valley (or with strong connections to it) and from Nova Scotia, as well as from across Canada and farther afield.

One of Deep Roots’ strategic goals is to ‘enrich the local culture and quality of life by bringing global musical acts to the Annapolis Valley’. Performers for our Main Stage shows are dynamic, crowd-pleasing acts.

Audience Participation: The Deep Roots audience loves excellent music, and musical collaborations. They are good listeners. Given the slightest invitation, they will usually sing along.  (They love our free Sunday morning concert – a fundraiser for the local food bank called ‘Rise Up Singing’.)

Sound Levels: The Deep Roots Music Cooperative values the safety and comfort of our artists, staff, volunteers, and audience members. In order to minimize discomfort and to mitigate the risk of hearing damage due to high volume levels, the Board is working on a sound level policy.

What do you enjoy doing? You will find so many wonderful ways to spend your time in the Annapolis Valley. Sight-seeing, hiking, biking, food and wine tourism, agricultural tours, museums, bird-watching, golf, fishing, art galleries, concerts, shopping and dining, or a simple walk along the beach or across the Acadian dykes! Farm markets, wineries and breweries, restaurants – Get ready for a taste of our Valley lifestyle when you come to Deep Roots Music Festival at Harvest Time.

We are committed to keeping our community safe. We are hopeful that we can gather on the weekend of September 21-25, 2022 to enjoy music and to celebrate together in person.  We are also aware that things can change quickly. Whatever is happening in September, we will follow provincial Public Health guidelines.

We recommend that people wear a mask when indoors at our venues.

No, there is no Vendor Village at Deep Roots – but that is because we have the Wolfville Farmers Market. Now in it’s 30th year, the market is a miracle of fresh produce and handcrafts, preserves and ready-to-eat meals. Deep Roots performers will be featured at the market on September 25th.

There are numerous restaurants and eateries in Wolfville,  including our sponsors Paddy’s Pub and Just Us! Just Us! has another café in nearby Grand Pré, with picnic tables in a garden area.

Having meals with us at our festival kitchen is an option for pass holders. Home cooked meals with delicious local ingredients – including vegan and gluten free options – are served for Friday supper, Saturday lunch and supper. You can join us for $12 per meal. Let us know in advance so we get our numbers right; email , subject line: Meals at Deep Roots.

The Deep Roots Music Cooperative welcomes your help in presenting the Deep Roots Music Festival in all it’s wonderful diversity and delight … a weekend of sound, colour, play, camaraderie, and so much more.  The Festival Volunteer Program offers opportunities to get involved in one or more areas that require reliable, committed community support.

For more information on volunteering, or to apply, click here.

A 3-day Festival Pass (September 23-25) is $125 regular and $90 under 25/students (+ fees and taxes).

We do our utmost to keep our ticket prices low and to provide lots of free and affordable music for everyone. Our Main Stage shows are reasonably priced at $35, and we offer a lower priced ticket to any student or person under 25 years of age. 

  • Passes are non-refundable (except when an event is cancelled or a ticket holder has a communicable illness)
  • Electronic passes do not need to be printed; they can be scanned from a mobile device.
  • Pass prices do not include taxes and fees
  • Pass prices do not include parking or RV camping
  • Community shows sell their own tickets (and often sell out before the festival)
  • Single-show tickets are released after Labour Day, except for the Red Cross Benefit and the Kick-Off party at The Church Brewery
  • The ticket for the Red Cross Benefit can be added to a festival pass or purchased separately
  • Deep Roots’ Respect for All policy must be observed
  • Deep Roots Music Festival is not responsible for any loss, personal injury or damages to patrons or volunteers howsoever they may arise in relation to participation in the festival