MOOSEFEST: Celebrating 5 Years of Roots Music Canada

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MOOSEFEST: Celebrating 5 Years of Roots Music Canada

Canada’s online home for Canadian roots music will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its rebirth on June 4 with a one-night music festival

By SPEAK Music

When and where

Date and time

Sun, Jun 4, 2023 7:00 PM - 11:45 PM EDT


Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Avenue Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 Canada

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No Refunds

About this event

  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

MOOSEFEST: Celebrating 5 Years of Roots Music Canada


Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets $20 Available on Eventbrite

The show will be hosted by the original founders of Roots Music Canada, David Newland and Andy Frank.


7:00 p.m.: Popular singer-songwriter, MC, outdoorsman and Roots Music Canada co-founder David Newland, whose work is inspired by the Canadian landscape and the natural world.

7:25 p.m.: Acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter KUNLÉ whose stirring music bridges contemporary styles with west African rhythms and stories.

7:50 p.m.: Distinctive old-time duo Onion Honey, who make music like an old-fashioned string band - sweet and sharp and savoury, mountain music fresh from the Grand River Valley. The Kitchener-based outfit play retrofitted traditional tunes and original songs with old souls

8:15 p.m.: Master guitarist and riveting singer-songwriter Noah Zacharin, sometimes likened to James Taylor and David Wilcox, who is currently readying the release of his new album, Points of Light.

8:40 p.m.: Veteran singer-songwriter Tannis Slimmon - with partner Lewis Melville - whose angelic voice and warm personality earned her the Estelle Klein lifetime achievement award from Folk Music Ontario.

9:05 p.m.: Exciting contemporary folk duo Tragedy Ann, whose award-winning songs touch on pressing social issues such as climate change, poverty and abortion access and invite us to consider how we choose to live our lives.

9:30 p.m.: Gifted singer-songwriter and Christian minister Lynn Harrison, whose uplifting songs remind us what’s important in life.

9:55 p.m.: Folk-jazz supergroup So Long Seven, featuring Juno Award winner Ravi Naimpally, whose music references traditions from India, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

10:40 p.m.: Toronto Reggae outfit The Memberz, whose music draws on the energy of the Jamaican-Canadian cross-cultural experience and features Roots Music Canada writer Paul Corby on guitar.

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SPEAK Music is a promotion and publicity company based out of Toronto, ON, Canada.