Another round of applause for Springtide 2022!

What an awesome weekend we had. Read on for a little trip down Springtide weekend memory lane…

Starting off with a bang, we kicked off the festival with the Thursday night Launch Party featuring killer headliner Bedouin Soundclash, along with folk musician Julian Taylor and local artist Tania Joy. People from near and far filled the music hall to dance, sing along, and enjoy live music together. We stayed up past our bedtime, enjoying local craft brews, cider, and great music in the historic Uxbridge Music Hall, and it felt great!

Friday afternoon, venues around Uxbridge filled up with musicians and music lovers alike. We also had the interactive youth Songwriting Workshop with Bernadette Connors and the Author’s Stage where former MuchMusic man Tim Deegan interviewed journalist Michael Barclay as he discussed his book Hearts on Fire: Six Years That Changed The Canadian Music Scene.

Through the evening and into the night musical sounds across all genres filled the Uxbridge streets. The soothing sounds of Hollowsage at the Uxbridge Legion, local pop star Carley Hope at Urban Pantry, folk band Wooly and local rocker Tamara Williamson at Wixan’s Bridge, and so many more. We close out the night with another awesome headliner at the Uxbridge Music Hall, Boy Golden “redefining jam band and stoner cultures by turning dead heads into lively brains.”

Saturday morning we woke up early to catch Yoga at Banjo Cider with Sun Dog Yoga and a sound bath from Inner Environmentalism. After catching our collective breaths, we were then ready for a final Springtide day full of music.

Interview Stage got us up close and personal with some of our favourite acts, curated by Tamara Williamson at The Bridge Social. The Interview Stage, offered in-depth interviews and workshops with a dazzling lineup of musicians including Emily Rockarts and Stephen Stanley, accompanied by some unforgettable freestyle jams.

Our Youth Stage highlighted six solo artists who played to a full house, and captivated the audience with their outstanding musicianship and range of styles. Thank you to Julia Middleton, Josh Takeda, Jillian Foote, Jude Veens, Harmony Meirik and Else Langhans for sharing your music with us! We finished off the afternoon with a performance from Youth Stage alumni, Nate Hobor who spoke of the importance of the youth stage on his musical journey and then capped off the afternoon with a mesmerizing set of covers and originals.

We also opened our Outdoor Main Stage, in it’s new Centennial Park location. Families gathered on picnic blankets to enjoy the warm weather, the fabulous music, and then a quick rain shower to let us cool off! As we danced in the bubble machine we enjoyed the sounds of musicians like local artist Matt Gunn, with his look-a-like band mates, Goodnight Sunrise with their rocking, interactive set, and awesome headliner Alysha Brilla to close out the evening.

As Springtide Saturday came to a close, we partied late, soaking up every last drop of live music and fun times together.

We would like to thank all of our fabulous volunteers, because seriously, without them, our festival wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to our sponsors that help make Springtide happen, and thank you to our artists and venues for putting on the shows we have so missed.

And that’s a wrap on the 2022 season. If you had a blast at this year’s festival, we’d love to hear from you! Leave us a review on our Facebook Page or on our Google listing. We can’t wait to relive all the memories!


Everything you need to know about Springtide 2022

Time to plan your festival weekend!We are less than one week away from Springtide 2022 and here’s everything you need to know about this year’s festival!

Springtide runs Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23 with multiple venues and stages across Downtown Uxbridge. Kids 12 and under accompanied by an adult can enjoy the festival for free, on Friday and Saturday.

Springtide Launch Party

We will be kicking off our festival with a launch party concert at the Uxbridge Music Hall. A historic music venue in our town with killer headliner Bedouin Soundclash. The Launch Party will also feature performances by Julian Taylor and local Artist Tania Joy. This is a stand alone event meaning you will need a separate ticket from your weekend wristbands to attend. There are still a limited number of tickets available, which can be purchased through our website!

Specialty Stages

Along with over 70 awesome musical performances, Springtide is excited to share a few specialty stages curated for maximum enjoyment! On Friday July 22nd from 5pm-7pm we will have our Let’s Write a Song workshop, hosted by Bernadette Connors at The Bridge Social. This is a free interactive songwriting workshop for those of all ages and all song writing abilities and experience! 

NEW to this year’s program, the Author’s Stage hosted by Blue Heron Books in their back studio – feat. Author Michael Barclay and his book “Hearts on Fire: Six Years That Changed The Canadian Music Scene” from 6pm-8pm on Friday July 22. hosted by former MuchMusic man Tim Deegan⁠. 

There will be supper, compliments of the Tin Restaurant⁠, songs by Geoff Holt⁠, and drinks available at a cash bar!

Tickets are $25 and include all of the above PLUS a $10 book coupon. If you have a Springtide wristband, tickets are a steal, at $20! Pick up your ticket at Blue Heron Books!


Specialty Stages

You can start your Saturday morning early with us outdoors at Banjo Cider located at 614 Sanford Rd. for Yoga Tune-Up with Jennifer Bradley of Sun Dog Yoga and Alannah Kemp of Inner Environmentalism. This session starts at 10am and is included with a Saturday Wristband which can be purchased on site at Banjo Cider Saturday morning.

Saturday, afternoon, will be the Interview Stage curated by Tamara Williamson at The Bridge Social. At 3pm we will have the Fire Songs session, a conversation all about community with Hollowsage, Allanah Kemp and Kevin Ker, hosted by Josh Veens. At 4pm, the Up Close And Too Personal session hosted by experienced host, Blair Packham. This session delves into the lives of our guests; including Gravley James and Joel Saunders, and Emily Rockarts. And at 5pm the One Song session, hosted by Tamara Williamson, where artists, Suitcase Sam, Stephen Stanley and Rebekah Hawker have chosen a favourite song that they have written and will dive into the process of writing it, their inspiration, and the story behind the lyrics. This event is open to all those with a festival wristband.

Let’s not forget the Youth Stage hosted by Uxbridge’s own Amy Peck! The 2022 Springtide Youth Stage will include performances by 6 solo acts as well as a special performance by Youth Stage alumni Nate Hobor. You won’t believe the talent, mad skills, and musicianship that these performers will bring to the Youth Stage.

These young shining stars will be performing at the Uxbridge Legion on Saturday July 22nd from 2pm to 5pm. Entry is free with a Saturday wristband or $10 at the door. 


Centennial Park Outdoor Stage

Our Outdoor Main Stage has moved! Due to the damaging storm at the end of May and the temporary closing of our beloved Second Wedge Brewing Co., we needed to find a new location for Outdoor Main Stage. Luckily here in Uxbridge, the Trail Capital Of Canada, we were able to secure another beautiful green space to call home for the 2022 festival. Our Outdoor Main Stage will be in Centennial Park, at the bottom of Poplar Street, behind the Township of Uxbridge Building! Centennial Park is surrounded by mature trees and linked in with the Uxbridge trail system. We are excited to share one of our most beloved assets with our guests, along with a fantastic lineup!

Festival Trolley

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 7pm to Midnight the trolley will maintain a continuous loop around the downtown core, to make venues accessible for folks to catch all the music they want in a timely fashion for all who want to ‘hop on’ and ‘hop off’. This unique shuttle experience is the perfect way to get you around town so you can catch all your favorite acts! Watch for the Trolley Signs along the festival route! Thank you to Williamson’s Uxbridge Automotive for Sponsoring the Festival Trolley.


Where To Find The Springtide Festival Schedule

So you’ve got your Springtide wristband and Launch Party tickets, now what? Well, head over to our website to find our full festival schedule. Plan out the artists that you don’t want to miss and then, enjoy the music! We also have a selection of FREE pop up acoustic performances that will be happening around the downtown. In the coming days we will release a full list of our acoustic pop-up performances where you can catch some of your favourite artists completely unplugged.


Ticket Locations

This year, there are several locations where you can purchase tickets, and exchange for your wristbands.

The Uxbridge Music Hall located at 16 Main St. South will have the box office open on Tuesday July 19th and Wednesday July 20th from Noon to 6pm for pre-festival sales. As well as Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Noon until close.

The Ticket Hub at H. Bee Architecture, 88 Brock St. West. The Ticket Hub will be open during festival hours starting at Noon on Friday and 9am on the Saturday.

Tickets will also be available at the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer located on site at Centennial Park to purchase and exchange wristbands.

Finally, the Uxbridge Legion located at 109 Franklin Street 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 wristband.

Author’s Stage, Supper, Stories Sips and Songs, Tickets can be purchased online or in store through Blue Heron Books 62 Brock St. West. 

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. Our COVID hiatus has certainly built up the suspense for our 2022 come back! Keep an eye on our social media pages for some Springtide 101s to help you enjoy and experience the festival to its fullest!


We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada

Yoga Tune-Up

Springtide Presents…

The Yoga Tune-Up with Jennifer Bradley of Sun Dog Yoga and Alannah Kemp of Inner Environmentalism. This event is being held at 10am on Springtide Saturday, outdoors at Banjo Cider!

Find perfect harmony within. Allow yourself to flow, syncing breath with movement, while enjoying the soothing tones of crystal sound bowls and chimes.

Jennifer Bradley, Owner of Sun Dog Yoga wants those who join her classes to feel secure knowing that there is no wrong way to move and to breath.

“Feel empowered knowing that your practice is your own and that while you are guided through a class, it is ultimately your choice to either accept what’s offered, to step out of a pose that feels uncomfortable, or to hold a pose longer because it feels so darn good.”

The yoga session will be accompanied by Alannah Kemp, owner of Inner Environmentalism, who will take us on a sound journey with a magical sound bath.

Free entry with your Saturday or Weekend Wristband. No pre registration, this event is first-come, first-served! Saturday Wristbands will be available at Banjo, on the day of yoga only. The Ticketing Hub will open early, at 9am, to purchase wristbands and attend!

All levels and all abilities are welcome. Bring your mat and join us!

Festival Wristbands On Sale Now!

In 2019, Springtide was a sold out event. It was a weekend full of musical brilliance, from Uxbridge and beyond. With headliners like Born Ruffians, Zeus, and Birds of Bellwoods, all right here in our community!

This year don’t miss out on our limited supply of Weekend Wristbands at 20% off, and a seat at our official launch party on Thursday, July 21st at Uxbridge Music Hall.

Your Friday and Saturday Wristband includes:
Entry to all gated venues
Access to 70+ musical acts across 15+ venues
Curated youth and workshop stages, and more… 5 faves at Springtide, Uxbridge

July 3, 2022

By Will McGuirk

After the recent tornado destroyed a good chunk of Uxbridge, including the community hub, the Second Wedge Brewery, it was to the community itself to which those hit by nature’s wrath turned. It was local resilience against the global winds of climate change which has enabled the town to recover albeit slowly. We Shall Overcome could be the town’s motto, built as it is on its Quaker heritage and artists in residence present. It is a town full of makers, those who make things and those who make things better.

So after, not just two years of a pandemic and those associated shutdowns, but also the unexpected swirl of chaos which struck the town on Saturday May 21, the community of Uxbridge will be out in force for the we made it joys of Springtide Festival on July 21, 22, and 23.

There are several nationally known acts performing but the three day bill is heavier with local acts. Here are five for sure do not miss them acts:

Speaking of local resilience these Band of Weeds continue to pop-up around the town as the roots are strong and deep in this gathering of friends, which it would be fair to call a supergroup of Uxbridge musicians. Alannah Kemp as lead vocal, keys/guitar, Michael Hamilton (of M. H. Vernon) on bass/backup vocals, Thom Harvey (of STRNGR STRNGR) on lead guitar, Amy Peck (of Professors of Funk) on saxophone and Matt Gunn (of EightFiveTwo) on drums!

Geoff Holt is another local stalwart, a galvanizing force in the town. He has a couple of solo albums available. He also has Orangabang and Pawns on his resume but for me its his Musical Bingo nights which showcase his enthusiastic love of music and of community building.

Hollowsage is a transplant whose roots music have taken hold in Uxbridge. He is originally from the Soo but came south. There’s a darkness in his songs but also a deep humanity and empathy. Solo or with his band the Three Mile Islanders the songs of Hollowsage present truth as beauty but equally as beastly, and his music serves as a salve, his set at Springtide will no doubt be a tearful celebration.

Rory Taillon has gone north to Ottawa but his connection to the community along Reach Road is as strong as ever. He is returning to the spiritual home for Springtide but as has been written by some (ahem) the voice of Rory is such a force Uxbridge council could capitalize and weaponize his voice to be used against any future tornados.

Nerima are not of the Trail Capital but they are trekking to the town from the other side of the Oak Ridge. These young folks are of Whitby and Oshawa but their camaraderie and companionship would not be out of place. They are a band of seeds for a new generation of Springtide, one with civic pride at its core, but room to grow and gather.

Like music, community only gets stronger as it becomes more inclusive. Inclusivity is the secret to resiliency, a resiliency to ward off all manner of circumstances. 

Introducing our Local Hero Series

Springtide Music Fest is about bringing out local musicians to share their talent and love of music. We take pride in being able to provide a stage to showcase our local music heroes and to help spread their beautiful sounds to all those who listen.

We also love that Springtide shares people and experiences. Memories are made with us and friends are found. It may be ingrained in our nature, being from the small, but growing, community of Uxbridge, we know what a tightly knit group of neighbours feels like. Today we are excited to Launch our Local Heroes video series, where we will share a snippet into the lives of some of our beloved, local, music icons.

First off the block is Dawna Marie. Dawna grew up in Uxbridge and discovered her love of music at a young age.

“Have been playing music since I was a little girl, first piano and then guitar at age 24. I started writing songs soon after learning a few chords but really started playing out about 5 years ago, says Dawna.”

“I love the sense of wonder in the mundane and often write about my real experiences intermingled with fiction and dreams not yet realized. I often refer to music as my lifeline. I feel stronger and feel able to live better when I’m out playing or listening to live music. My favourite thing is when I feel that magic connection between the musician and the listener.”

To follow along with the rest of our Local Heroes video series, keep an eye out on our social media pages and check back on the Local Heroes section on our website.

Big shout out to Diamond Sponsor @KX96FM for your support of the 2022 Festival!

Happy National Volunteer Week!

It’s National Volunteer Week and we are turning the spotlight onto one of our fabulous volunteers, Lisa Streets. We like to call Lisa a professional Springtide Volunteer! She is passionate and dedicated and we are so happy to have her on our team!

Here’s a little spotlight, volunteer interview with Lisa!⁠

“I’ve been volunteering at music festivals around the world for years… I discovered that I liked helping to create the magic and ensuring guests and performers have a great time,” said Lisa. “I really appreciate the experience and the camaraderie.”⁠

  1. What was your first Springtide festival like?⁠
    “I loved the layout with the different venues and pop-ups. It’s a great solution to chilly spring weather!”⁠
  2. What do you love most about Springtide? ⁠
    “There’s always such an amazing range of artists. And the intimate venues add to the feeling that you’re seeing something special and unique.”⁠
  3. Why do you think Springtide is important for our community?⁠
    “I think it helps both locals and visitors explore what Uxbridge has to offer, in both venues and artistic talent!”⁠
  4. What is your best Springtide memory?⁠
    “Ahhh impossible to choose just one! Warming up in Urban Pantry with Bernadette Connors; hanging out with Birds of Bellwoods (LOVE THEM) in the historic train station; a pint in the sunshine at Second Wedge Brewery while being astounded by the style & talent of Alissa Vox Raw…I could go on!”⁠

    Thank you Lisa for all your hard work on the Volunteer team!⁠ We are grateful for the robust group of volunteers that lend their efforts and passion to making Springtide weekend the talk of the town, year after year.

    You too can join our team and be part of the Springtide Music Festival! We’d love to have you. Sign up today!

First Wave Artists Announced!

May 3, 2022



JULY 21-23, 2022
Tickets on Sale Now!

Springtide Music Festival is excited to announce their return with the first wave of programming for this annual celebration of music and community taking place July 21-23, 2022. Springtide Music Festival, with title sponsor Durham Tourism, will host over a dozen stages in a variety of unique venues on a 1.4km strip in downtown Uxbridge, Ontario.

Over thirty acts were revealed today with more names to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for Springtide Music Festival are on sale via the festival website.

Springtide Music Festival will open with the Springtide Launch Party, as a stand-alone ticketed event, on Thursday, July 21 at Uxbridge Music Hall with Juno Award winners Bedouin Soundclash, and Canadian Folk Music Award winner Julian Taylor.

Springtide Music Festival will include a stellar line up of all-Canadian performances by: three time Juno nominee Alysha Brilla, Winnipeg’s Boy Golden; Canadian Folk Music Award winner Danny Michel; funky rhythm and blues band Jerome Tucker Band; folk rock powerhouse Skye Wallace; singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher; and rock duo Goodnight Sunrise


“It’s been a trying few years for live music having to sideline plans due to the pandemic, but after a two-year hiatus we are thrilled to be back for our biggest festival yet,” says Co-founder and Festival Director, Tania Joy. “Expanding to three days seems fitting for our return with a diverse lineup of emerging and established Canadian acts planned to celebrate the festival’s resurgence across our downtown core including stages in restaurants, shops and our outdoor beer garden. We are especially delighted to add The Uxbridge Music Hall among this year’s venues, as well as an exciting partnership with Durham Tourism as our title sponsor.” 

Springtide Music Festival will also include performances by Abigail Lapell, Band of Weeds, Benj Rowland, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Bernadette Connors, Brooklyn Doran, Cassie Noble, Emily Rockarts, Housewife, Gravely James, Hollowsage, Hunter Sheridan, John Muirhead, Julien Kelland, Kennedy Road, Kevin Ker, Lindy Vopnfjörd, Matt Gunn, Mattie Leon, Spencer Burton, Stephen Stanley Band, Tamara Williamson, Tania Joy, and Wooly.More exciting local and visiting artists will be announced in the coming weeks with curated showcases that thoughtfully match the venues.

Launched in 2018, Springtide Music Festival is an incorporated non-profit organization, led by a volunteer team of local musicians and business leaders. Springtide is an artist-run, grassroots festival with over 70 artists on Specialty Stages and in partner venues in downtown Uxbridge.

Springtide Music Festival
July 21-23, 2022
Various venues in Uxbridge, Ontario
Tickets and wristbands are on sale now at
Limited weekend passes on sale at 20% off
(includes admission Friday & Saturday)
FB/IG: @springtidemusicfest
Twitter: @springtide_fest

Media Contact: Damien Nelson,

Alysha Brilla headlines The Second Wedge Brewing Co. outdoor mainstage

We’ve been holding our collective breath, waiting for this moment to share our Saturday headliner news with you…and now that moment is finally here!

*group exhale* 

It’s our great pleasure to announce that three-time Juno nominated artist Alysha Brilla will be headlining the outdoor stage at The Second Wedge Brewery right here in downtown Uxbridge. Alysha Brilla will bring her upbeat rhythmic vibes complete with 6-piece band to the mainstage lineup on Saturday, July 23rd.

Brilla’s unique global roots x folk fusion is inspired by growing up with parents from two different cultural and religious backgrounds; a Muslim Indo-Tanzanian father and a Christian Irish/Scottish Canadian mother. Alysha’s music connects rhythmic sounds with esoteric lyricism; transporting listeners to a place suspended between the earth and the stars.

Raised in Brampton, Ontario, Brilla’s rocky youth and intersecting cultural influences encouraged the birds eye view, non-linear philosophies that inform her artistry and teachings.

At 19, Brilla was signed to a major record deal, but felt limited by the sexism and boxes places around her in the industry. After a string of heartbreak and disappointment at the hands of the industry, Brilla moved back to Canada from L.A. and began producing and releasing her music completely independently. What followed was one of the most successful indie artist careers to come out of Canada.

Thanks to a growing collective of music fans worldwide, Brilla regularly tours internationally including across Australia, Singapore, Tanzania and Chile. In addition to live performances of music, Brilla has conducted creative wellness workshops in schools for the past ten years; promoting storytelling through music and mentoring in self-expression through the arts with a focus on developing skills in songwriting and music production.

Alysha Brilla is currently recording her fifth full length album, “Circle” to be released independently Summer 2022.

Saturday’s lineup at The Second Wedge Brewery will be supported by a rockin’ collection of Canadian talent from Toronto’s Skye Wallace, Ottawa’s Jeremy Fisher, Uxbridge local favourite Matt Gunn and more.

As always, the outdoor mainstage is just a taste of what’s in store at Springtide! Downtown shops, cafés, and restaurants, will once again transform into venues buzzing with some of the most incredible musical acts from near and far, covering genres including indie, folk, alternative, country, rock, and more!

Make sure you get your tickets (if you haven’t already) to be a part of this year’s excitement! Festival wristbands give first come, first served access to all the shows. And for those of you who have held on to your tickets from 2020, a reminder that they will be honoured. 

Thanks to your support, and our stellar volunteer team (who may or may not possess super powers), we’re grateful to be gearing up for an outstanding celebration! Watch for many more announcements to come.

Full Lineup Announced for 2022!

The countdown is on for Springtide Music Fest 2022! Only 5 weeks to go and we are excited to share more festival details! After our two year, pandemic hiatus, we can’t wait to see all your smiling faces once again!

Springtide Music Festival will be kicking off on Thursday July 21st with the Springtide Launch Party at the beautiful and historic Uxbridge Music Hall. The evening is reserved seating and will feature performances by Bedouin Soundclash, Julian Taylor and local Uxbridge artist Tania Joy. 


Due to the devastating effect from the recent storm that hit the Uxbridge community, the outdoor mainstage has been moved from our beloved Second Wedge Brewing Co. The Springtide 2022 main stage will now be located downtown, at Centennial Park, surrounded by mature trees and linked in with the uxbridge trail system. As Uxbridge is the trail capital of Canada, we are looking forward to sharing one of our greatest assets with our guests! Some of the artists that will be taking on our main stage include Alysha Brilla, Skye Wallace, Goodnight Sunrise, Ellevator, Housewife, and more!


Springtide Music Festival will also feature specialty stages including Springtide Youth Stage on Saturday afternoon at Uxbridge Legion, showcasing some of rising, young talent; the Let’s Write a Song! youth workshop with Bernadette Connors on the Workshop Stage at The Bridge Social; and the Author’s Stage presented by Blue Heron Books.

We are also pleased to share our full artist lineup! We will see performances by Mattie Leon, Julien Kelland, Elyse Saunders, Jeremy Fisher, I, the Mountain, Jerry Leger & The Situation, Kingdom Of Birds, Rory Taillon, Jerome Tucker Band and many more! The full line up can he found on our website.

Springtide is looking forward to creating a space for our guests to celebrate local talent, enjoy some great music, and to share and spread joy together. A reminder to all those who purchased tickets for the 2020 festival, your tickets will be honoured for Springtide Music Fest 2022.