The Roots North Music Festival was created to encourage everyone to come together and support Downtown Orillia businesses and local artists after a long winter, but with the current situation in our world today, coming together is just not the right thing to do. Because of this, we regrettably have made the choice to postpone our upcoming festival that was scheduled to take place April 23rd to 25th, 2020. While we have worked hard and would love to share the talents of many local and internationally known performers with you, the time is just not right to continue as planned. Our committee is sad and disappointed, as I’m sure you are as well, but we believe it is the correct decision and promise to work hard to ensure the festival will come back stronger in 2021.
We are kindly encouraging patrons to hold on to their tickets for use at our next festival being tentatively scheduled for April 22nd to 24th, 2021. As a not-for-profit group, keeping your ticket rather than requesting a refund will help immensely to keep our small organization financially viable. Ticket refund requests will now be considered on a case by case basis and will end by September 30th, 2020.
Thank you to everyone that has contributed and continues to contribute to the festival and the organizing committee that plans it each year for your enjoyment. Your encouragement and appreciation for what we put together as a volunteer board makes all the work very fulfilling and assists to keep us motivated.
- Derick Lehmann, Board Chair
Roots music can refer to several styles or genres in music, but to us it’s music that is firmly rooted in a place of honest expression and emotion. It’s music that travels, shares, and connects, while honouring the past and bravely moving forward. It’s our mission to bring together a wide range of artists and people who share this vision for a weekend of great live music.
Historic Downtown Orillia, Ontario, Canada serves as the backdrop for the music festival. Our headline shows will take place at the beautifully restored
St. Pauls Centre at 62 Peter Street North.
3 artists perform each evening in our comfortable soft-seat theatre.
Before each performance, and during intermissions, we encourage our guests to explore the on-site art market curated by the wonderful folks from Harold & Ferne. A selection of merchandise from our performing artists is also available in addition to one of a kind Roots North Music Festival logo'd memorabilia,
some of which you get the opportunity to design and create on-site as part of our dedication to the arts in Orillia.
Music, shopping and entertainment surround you as you explore during the Roots North Music Festival in Orillia.
In addition to our ticketed main event performances, several businesses along Mississauga Street, and beyond, have teamed up to provide FREE live music shows within their shops and restaurants. Be sure to explore and join us.
Performance venues include Brewery Bay Restaurant, The Brownstone,
Hog N' Penny, Tre Sorelle, Eight Limbs Yoga, The Orillia Farmers' Market, Alleycats Music & Art, Mark IV Brothers, Eclectic Cafe, Bakes By The Lake, Apple Annies, Jim Ostler Contracting, and Kensingtons.
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