2017 / 2018 FMO conference dates

2017: October 19-22
2018: September 27-30

The FMO conference will be held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in both 2017 and 2018. Registration for next year’s conference will be launched on April 3, 2017, along with applications for Official Showcases and the Songs From the Heart songwriting competition.

Festival season is all year round

Our member festivals offer something for everyone’s tastes. There’s music – from Celtic to alt-country, hip hop to Trad – along with crafts, food, family entertainment, dance, workshops, and great community spirit. Click here for dates and websites!

Ottawa “Icebreaker” concert

Wednesday, March 22 – FMO presents Jeremy Fisher, with special guests Jill Zmud and Catriona Sturton, in concert at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa. Tickets $20 at the door.

(doors 7:15pm)
8:15pm – Catriona Sturton
9:00pm – Jill Zmud
10:00pm – Jeremy Fisher

Toronto “Icebreaker” concert

Wednesday, March 29 – Toronto’s AHI, Coco Love Alcorn, and Julian Taylor will be featured at Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto. Advance tickets $18 through or $25 at the door. Dinner reservations (optional) also include guaranteed/reserved seating. Doors 6:30pm, show 7:30pm.

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Posted on March 22, 2017 by Folk Music Ontario

Along with the Icebreaker concerts in Ottawa and Toronto, FMO is featuring an online auction of goods and services available in both areas. CLICK HERE to see all the items and place your bids!

30th anniversary t-shirts

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

Volunteers at the 2016 conference in Ottawa sported t-shirts with a new “30 Years” logo, specially designed by Lisa Palfrey of Nexus Communications Marketing. Now you can look sharp too!

T-shirts are on sale for $15.00, or two for $25.00, with FREE shipping. There are two styles available: regular, in sizes [More]

Official showcase wristbands

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Folk Music Ontario

$20 wristbands will be on sale at the Registration area of the conference each day for that evening’s official showcase, with bonus features on Friday and Saturday:

Wristband purchased on:

Purchaser entitled to attend:

FMO presents Thursday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

Stingray Songs From the Heart showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

FMO presents Friday official showcase (7:30-10:45pm)

Indigenous showcase (2:30-4:30pm)

Ticketpro Youth showcase [More]