FAQs

How does this festival work?

Springtide Music Festival is a collection of live music shows happening in 17 small downtown venues – restaurants, bars, shops and a brewery beer garden. Come downtown, get your wristband on and explore the festival map. Then, find a show you’d like to see and head in to that venue. Enjoy and repeat as often as you like, all day!

How do I get a wristband?

If you have purchased your tickets ahead of time you can exchange these for wristbands at the Springtide Music Festival Hub, as of NOON on Friday, April 26, located at 88 Brock Street West.  A schedule of the Hub’s hours is published at springtidemusicfestival.com. Tickets can also be exchanged for wristbands at The Second Wedge Brewing Co. at 14 Victoria Street, and the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer during festival hours only.

What does the wristband get you?

Buying a Springtide Music Festival wristband grants you entry to any venue throughout downtown Uxbridge, provided that venue is not full. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. The weekend wristband gets you free entry into all shows, all festival long!

What happens if I can’t get into a venue?

Once a venue fills up, it can’t legally bring in more festival goers until some people leave. You may choose to wait till someone moves on, or maybe you’ll discover great music at one of the other venues! In addition to our wristband-only venues, we will have ungated venues as well as acoustic pop-up sets in several downtown locations. There’s plenty of live music to go around, plus a downtown full of unique shops and restaurants to explore!

How far apart are the venues?

This is the best part of Springtide! From one end of the festival map to the other, it’s only a short 750 metre stroll along our main, historic downtown street.

When does my favourite band play?

The full festival schedule can be found here. Printed copies of the full schedule with a venue map will be available at the Festival Ticket Hub, Uxbridge Tourism Trailer, and all downtown venues.

What is the Young Artists Stage?

The Young Artists stage will showcase talented songwriters and bands ages 18 and under, to inspire audiences young and old alike. We will have an amazing lineup of young musicians from the Uxbridge area and the wider GTA. You can get into this venue with a festival bracelet, or pay a reduced rate at the door. Only the youth stage has a reduced rate at the door. All other gated venues require a bracelet.

What is the Workshop Stage?

The workshop stage is an interactive and intimate series of conversations and collaborations with musicians performing at the festival.  This is a wristband only event. 

Can I bring my dog?

While some venues are dog friendly on an ordinary day, we strongly recommend you leave pooch at home when attending the festival. The majority of Festival shows happen inside venues where dogs can’t enter.

Can I bring my kids?

Kids are welcome in all venues, including licensed restaurants, and The Second Wedge Brewing Co. Kids 12 and under accompanied by paying adults attend festival shows free of charge.

Where can I park?

Please see http://discoveruxbridge.ca/plan/parking/ for a map of parking lots on and near Brock Street. The lot at Firebridge Fireplaces (168 Brock St. W.) has free overflow parking available.

What are my food options?

Several of our festival venues are restaurants, and the entire festival strip is our historic downtown business area, so you’re never far from something delicious to eat! At the outdoor mainstage, Uxbridge Smokehouse will be serving up fresh smoked meat and vegan options. Want to find out more? Here’s a list of businesses serving food and drink in the Uxbridge BIA area: http://uxbridgebia.com/site/find-businesses/food-and-drink

Where can I find more information about Uxbridge, Ontario?

More information about Uxbridge can be found on the Discover Uxbridge Website, or take a moment to stop by the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer during festival hours and say hello!

Where can I stay overnight?

You’ll find a good selection of local Airbnb rentals at https://www.airbnb.ca/s/Uxbridge–Ontario/.