Member Profile

Max Merrifield

Max Merrifield is the Artistic Director of Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Canada’s longest consecutively-running music fest, based in Sudbury, ON. He has been in this position since 2016 serving as the organization’s Executive Director between 2013 and 2020, and first starting employment with the organization in 2011. Merrifield currently works full-time as an Initiatives Officer for FedNor, the federal government’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. He holds a B.A. from Laurentian University in Political Science. His involvement in the music & arts scene also manifests itself in his endeavours as a hip-hop artist (Max Moon/Silvertongue), independent concert promoter and contracted consultant, working on numerous other festivals and events. Merrifield is currently a longstanding board member of Folk Music Ontario and chairs the board’s Nominating Committee.