We are one week away from Springtide Music Festival 2023 so here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival–buckle up!
Springtide 2023 runs Friday, June 9th to Sunday, June 11th with multiple venues and stages across Downtown Uxbridge, featuring a wide range of Canadian musicians. This means you get access to tons of live music to choose from all weekend long!
Outdoor Main Stage
After their post-tornado rebuild, The Second Wedge Brewing Co. is back as the hosts of our Outdoor Main Stage. The full stage set up will be located next to the shiny, new brewery building and is where you will catch acts like festival headliners, The Sadies on Springtide Saturday, and viral TikTok star Billianne on festival Sunday.
If you’re from Uxbridge, you’ve likely seen the antique Town Trolley driving around town for special occasions and events! On Friday evening and Saturday evening from 6pm to Midnight the trolley will maintain a continuous loop around Uxbridge to making stops at local neighborhoods and festival venues for folks to catch all the music they want in a timely ‘hop on’ and ‘hop off’ fashion. This unique shuttle experience is the perfect way to get you around town, and save you the need to bring your car! Watch for the Trolley Signs along the festival route! The full route can be found on our website at springtidemusicfestival.com
Youth Stage, Kids Social and more!
Along with our awesome musical performances, Springtide is excited to share some exciting workshops and activities for kids!
Our young, budding talent will be sharing their musical skills on Springtide Saturday’s Youth Stage, located at the Uxbridge Legion from 1:30pm to 5 pm. You will hear 9 performances, from artists 18 and under, including one Youth Stage alumni, Else Langhans, and a special performance by young inspiration, Billianne from Milton, Ontario. Entry is included with a Saturday or Weekend Wristband and or is $10 at the door without one. Admission for Kids 12 and under is free when accompanied by a wristband holding adult.
At The Bridge Social from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday you can catch 3 workshops where you can get up close and personal with some of your favourite artists.
2:00pm Storytelling or I’m Not Telling hosted by The Pairs with panelists Aleksi Campagne, Dawna Marie, and Geoff Holt (Barn Cat). Do you want your listeners to know exactly what you are singing about, or do you prefer that the interpretation is completely open to their imagination? Let’s talk about songs that were misinterpreted and let’s talk about how much you want people to know.
3:00pm The One That Got Away hosted by Sarah Beatty with panelists, Bernadette Connors, Alannah Kemp and Rachel Hickey. There are so many great stories of songs that nearly got left off albums and then went on to become hits, but what about the other side of the coin? Let’s discuss artist instinct – when you know a song has completely delivered but maybe it didn’t garner the interest that you thought it would? How does it make you feel? Do You move on, do you imagine the time just hasn’t arrived yet for this particular song…?
Finally at 4:00pm Which Came First: The Song Or The Story, hosted by Stephen Stanley with panelists, NEFE, Mikhail Laxton and Burs. Each of the three artists on the panel will play a song that has a personal story meaning to them and will discuss fact vs. fiction, was it a melody that launched the narrative? Did the story completely drive the forming of the tune? Did you embellish, did you add, did you omit? Are there gaps left for the listener to fill in?
On Springtide Sunday, the fun continues with 3 family friendly workshops, hosted by our friends a Music Declares Emergency. Along with bucket drumming at 2pm, The Bridge Social will host Climate Care for the Young, an interactive musical workshop for families, with songs and stories, and resources for parents and caregivers to build knowledge around the power of singing to support children in a time of climate crisis.
At 3:00 pm at the Fig Kitchen & Market will feature Changing the Tune on Climate: the role of music in the transition to a culture of care and sustainability. Music Declares Emergency Canada’s co-ordinator Kim Fry will be joined by Springtide artists Braden Lam, Mimi O’Bonsawin and songwriter Tiiu Tutt of Land Heart Song for a panel discussion about the role of music and the music industry in taking climate action.
Where To Find The Springtide Festival Schedule So you’ve got your Springtide tickets, now what? Well, you can head over to our website to find our full festival schedule or pick up a printed version at local businesses across Uxbridge. Earmark the artists that you don’t want to miss and then, plan your festival route!
Springtide 101: The festival has a selection of FREE pop up acoustic performances that will be scheduled at Blue Heron Books, Fig Kitchen & Market, Mani Tea, and Woods Clothing on Saturday and Sunday.
This year, there are several locations where you can purchase tickets, and exchange for your wristbands.
You will have one last chance to catch Springtide at the Uxbridge Farmers’ Market ahead of festival weekend. We will be there on Sunday June 4th with local artist Whitney Ross-Barris, and Mattie Leon with ticket purchase available onsite!
Pre-sales will also be made available at The Bridge Social, at 64 Brock St West in downtown Uxbridge on Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 only from Noon until 3pm. Stop in and say Hi! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Springtide Ticket Hub located at H. Bee Architecture, at 88 Brock Street West will be open during festival hours starting at noon on Springtide Friday and 9am on the Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets will also be available at the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer located at The Second Wedge Brewing Co. to purchase and exchange wristbands.
Finally, the Uxbridge Legion will be open for ticketing during festival hours. Friday 7pm to close, Saturday 1pm to close. Also note that Youth Stage Tickets will be $10, available at the door, or included with your Saturday or Weekend wristband.
The Countdown Is On!
Now, if you haven’t already, mark your calendars and start your countdown! We hope you are just as excited as we are. Keep an eye on our social media pages for Everything You Need to Know About Springtide Part 2 (because there is a lot!) and some Springtide 101s to help you enjoy and experience the festival to its fullest!