Come to Experience Huntsville’s Performing Arts Scene and Receive a Travel Voucher Package Worth $125!
Huntsville’s performing arts scene is returning full steam ahead. It’s been a couple years since we’ve been able to enjoy concerts and festivals the way we would like, but now that time has come and we are ready to celebrate. Huntsville has a full lineup of vibrant performances across many genres planned for 2022, and this spring is no exception. New for 2022, Huntsville’s spring performing arts scene lines up with an incredible new initiative being offered by the Huntsville Municipal Accommodation Tax Association called ‘Spring into Huntsville’. ‘Spring into Huntsville’ offers visitors $125 in travel vouchers when they book a minimum 2-nights stay at a participating accommodation during the April 11, 2022 to May 2, 2022 booking window for a stay between April 26, 2022 and June 29, 2022.
The ‘Spring into Huntsville’ packages are each $125 in value and consist of a $50 gas card and $75 in cash vouchers to redeem at participating attractions, restaurants and shops. There are over 50 tourism businesses to choose from to stay and to spend. And there’s no catch!
How to Register for ‘Spring into Huntsville’
- Book your minimum 2-nights stay during the booking window of April 11, 2022 to May 2, 2022 for a stay between April 26, 2022 and June 29, 2022 at one of the participating accommodations and make note of the confirmation number.
- Then register on the Huntsville Adventures website to receive your Spring into Huntsville vouchers: once your registration is confirmed, your package will be waiting for you upon check in! (Note: registration for the package must be made during the booking window. Reservations made prior will not be accepted and will not be eligible to receive a package.)
April 27 at 7:30pm
On their new album Everbound, The Washboard Union secure their status as one of Canada’s preeminent country bands with 10 songs that celebrate the simple joy of life. The follow-up to their 2018 album What We’re Made Of—which earned the trio their first JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group Of The Year—Everbound keeps the good times rolling with an irresistible blend of roof-raising anthems and poignant ballads.
April 30 from 11am – 5pm
Main Street – Downtown Huntsville
The Muskoka Maple Festival is a family friendly event that celebrates the culmination of the maple harvest in Muskoka and is a full day of fun and activities, vendors and displays, live music, street performers and, most importantly – so much delicious food! With local restaurants, bakeries and cafés serving up unique maple inspired offerings, the biggest challenge will be deciding which tasty treats to try. Bring your appetite and sense of adventure and truly eat your way through the amazing line up. Discover pure maple syrup, maple beer, and unique maple inspired dishes from sweet to savoury and back again.
Head on over to the Maple Stage on Main Street to enjoy fiddlers all day long!
April 30 at 7:30pm
This evening of raw storytelling from Huntsville-born singer/songwriter will feature original music spanning her decade of learning, losing, loving, moving and moving on. “Please Don’t Drop The Lamp” is a self-farewell gift to the twenties of a young aspiring songwriter who managed to make it into the inbox of some of the world’s best songwriters…to ask for their expense receipts and nothing more.
This is a craft beer festival smashed together with music, food and a full day of fun. Stop in to see over 15 different Ontario craft breweries including all your local favourites. Altogether, brewers across Ontario bring over 50 of the most flavourful craft beers you can imagine for you to try.
Not only that, but there are also two stages offering up live music all day. Organizers are busy gathering together a lineup of 10 incredible local bands for you to enjoy while trying out all those delicious flavours of craft beer.
May 26 at 7:30pm
With ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ Derek Edwards moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. He returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans – set to tickle the ribs and warm the heart.
With an easy conversational style, Derek reluctantly pulls his head out of the sand and launches into commentary on the influx of pot stores, self-driving cars, gambling tips, the challenge of staying youthful … plus dressing warm.
From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.
Ontario’s finest craft breweries are returning to cottage country from near and far and heading north for the weekend! Get ready for the second annual Beerhurst-at-Deerhurst, a celebration of craft beer, your favourite festival food and party-like-its-almost-summer live music. This year’s festival is headlined by the return of Dwayne Gretzky on May 28!
June 4 at 7:30pm
Briar Summers and her band are excited to be returning home to share their latest original pop-rock stylings.
Featuring the talents of Muskoka musicians Jamie Bestwick (bass), Daniel Dennis (cello), J’aime Payne (guitar) and Logan Coey (drums), this special performance promises to be a very memorable one!
Briar Summers’ critically acclaimed debut album, FROM THE ASHES, released in 2021, was produced by three-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Tool, Rush, Crown Lands), and her subtle yet profound single, “Stronger,” has enjoyed airplay both locally and internationally.
June 15 at 8pm
Canvas Brewing Co.
Flávia Nascimento joins Tio Chorinho, Canada’s first ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music. Flávia moved from Brazil to Quebec where she now has an active career as an actress and singer. She is a favourite at street parties, popular events, major festivals and in concert halls. Whenever there is a need to make a show burst with excitement, it is time to call Flávia. Best known for her expertise in Northeastern Brazilian styles such as forró and maracatù, this collaboration with Canada’s leading choroensembles allows listeners to discover Flávia in a completely different repertoire. Flávia and Tio Chorinho will soon embark upon a full-length collaborative recording.
Tio Chorinho has become known for energetic live performances that appeal to audiences of all kinds. Listeners are consistently thrilled by the group’s unique repertoire, their virtuosity and dynamics, and by their easy-going charm on stage. The group features Carlinhos Cardozo (cavaquinho), Maninho Costa (percussion), Milos Popovic (accordion), Eric Stein (mandolin), and Andre Valerio (7-string guitar).
Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) is a primarily instrumental style originating in Rio de Janeiro in the late-19th century.Choro is the original Brazilian soul music, combining popular and classical European styles with Afro-Brazilian influences. It is the foundation of many modern Brazilian music styles, and is often described as “the New Orleans jazz of Brazil.” Exciting, energetic, soulful, intimate, nostalgic and virtuosic, choro is an infectious popular style whose universal appeal belies its musical complexity.
June 15 & 16 at 8pm
Are you ready for the Country? The sold out hit show is back! A lively songbook night celebrating the music of Neil Young’s legendary Harvest album. After sold out shows in 2019 & 2021, local musician Tobin Spring is back with some of Muskoka’s top players bringing you hits like “Heart of Gold”, “Old Man”, “Harvest” and more.
June 17 at 8pm
Annabelle Chvostek is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter, composer and producer whose musical achievements range from folk to jazz to indie pop. She has composed music for dance and film, co-written songs with Bruce Cockburn, and is a past member of The Wailin’ Jennys.
Her latest album String Of Pearls brings together her Canadian singer-songwriter tradition and the nostalgia of her East European heritage with a long-standing connection to Uruguay. The songs were arranged and co-produced in Montevideo by long-time collaborator, Fernando Rosa, who gathered some of Uruguay’s stellar classical, tango, and jazz musicians to add to a contemporary sound that harkens back to the grittiness of 1930s tango, vaudeville cabaret and swinging hot jazz. On the Canadian side, long-standing bandmate Tony Spina is back on drums alongside members of Toronto’s vibrant Jazz Manouche community. Toronto producer David Travers-Smith works his magic in bringing together the Canadian and Uruguayan tracking to attain a uniquely diverse cross-cultural, cross-temporal sonic montage.
June 18 at 8pm
Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs. Her albums have won two Canadian Folk Music Awards, English Songwriter of the Year (2020) and Contemporary Album of the Year (2017), reaching #1 on Canadian folk radio and over 13 million Spotify streams. Lapell tours widely across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, performing on vocals, piano, harmonica and finger style guitar. She’s appeared at festivals including Pop Montreal, Mariposa Folk Festival, Americanafest, FreshGrass and Folk On The Rocks, among many others. Getaway, Lapell’s ambitious third release, is out now on Coax Records/Outside.
We’ve all been craving concerts and performances to bring us together in a celebratory fashion, and now it’s time. Book your stay, get your vouchers and we’ll see you all at a performance in Huntsville this spring!