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.

Artist Submissions

The deadline to apply to perform at the Deep Roots Music Festival is March 31st. We accept applications between November 1st and March 31st.

If you would like to be considered for the festival, please send us an EPK or a good ol’ fashioned press kit. Please include samples of your music, a brief bio, a small selection of review material if you have some, and any other relevant information about your style of music, history, past performances, etc.

We receive a ton of great material each year. If we are interested in pursuing a booking, our Programming Director will contact you.

We keep all submissions on file for two years.

Please send us an email with a link to your EPK to:

Please send packages to:

Programming Director
Deep Roots Music Festival
466A Main Street Wolfville Nova Scotia B4P 1E2 Canada

Your Stay in Wolfville

Performers rave about how well cared-for they feel when they come to Deep Roots.

Our festival kitchen offers delicious home-cooked meals made with fresh local ingredients.  Festival performers are billeted by volunteers and our gracious billet hosts do their best to accommodate performers’ wishes.

The Town of Wolfville is ideally suited to housing the festival. Numerous comfortable and beautiful venues for performances and workshops, as well as unique shopping, dining and sight-seeing opportunities, in the midst of natural beauty, all make Wolfville a festival-goer’s dream location.

The local area offers the following attractions: seacoast, sightseeing, birding, golf, hiking/walking, museums, historic sites, Acadia University, wineries, dining, entertainment and shopping.

Deep Roots Venues/Events

Festival Theatre Stage (Capacity – 500)
Devoir! Studios (Capacity – 300)
Acadia Cinema, Al Whittle Theatre (Capacity – 160)
Ross Creek Annex (Capacity – 80)
Just Us! Festival Tent (Capacity – 300)
Garden Room, K.C. Irving Centre (Capacity – 50 to 150)
Children’s Workshops & Concerts (Capacity – 50 to 300)
Song & Dance Workshops (Capacity – 50 to 100)

  • MacKeen Room
  • Anglican Church Hall
  • United Church Hall
  • Willow Park
  • Wolfville Legion

Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade
Farmer’s Market
Local Restaurants & Pubs