Press Release February 15, 2018



A brand-new music festival is coming to downtown Uxbridge, Ontario

A small team of local musicians and business owners are hard at work creating a unique new event for Uxbridge. The Springtide Music Festival will be a two-day celebration of music and community, featuring a wide range of musical talent from Uxbridge and beyond in a diverse set of downtown venues. The festival dates have been set for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The organizers were inspired to set the ball rolling after participating in neighbouring Stouffville’s inaugural Wintersong Winter Music Festival — many of them as not only spectators, but also performers and volunteers. They were struck by the way the festival brought more than 1500 music lovers right into the downtown shops and restaurants, providing a spotlight for 50+ musicians, reflecting the unique character of each local business and generating strong community pride.

The festival’s name, Springtide, builds on a successful live-music event held last year at the Uxbridge Music Hall. The producer of that show, Mulholland Music, enthusiastically granted the use of the name for the new festival.

Calls for participating venues have gone out, and the group’s next steps will be to engage sponsors and volunteers, and book the musicians: solo acts, duos and bands will be welcome to request a spot in the festival using an online application form. The group plans to offer special programming, such as a youth stage and a songwriter’s circle stage, and will be announcing their festival headliner in the weeks to come.

“We want our downtown strip to come alive with people on foot: local music lovers and visitors from across the GTA,” says festival co-chair Tania Joy Senior. “And whether they’re participating as a venue, a sponsor, a performer or a volunteer, or simply buying a wristband to enjoy the music, we want everyone in Uxbridge to feel a connection to this festival.”

For more information about the Springtide Music Festival, contact:

Festival Co-Chairs:
Tania Joy Senior
Joanne Richter