Julian Taylor

After 25 years in music, building an unimpeachable reputation as a truly independent artist and entrepreneur, Julian Taylor now owns his legacy. From the formative rock of Staggered Crossing to the genre fusion of Julian Taylor Band, and now his revered work as a solo singer-songwriter, Julian owns the right to it all and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
It’s rare in this era to see an artist build slowly and reach a new level of widespread acclaim two decades into their career.

 But Julian’s ethos, work ethic, and artistry has always had a timeless quality to it. And so, he’s built things slowly in a DIY fashion, withstanding highs and lows along the way, ultimately reaching the peak of his powers with his latest solo work. Fans and critics have noticed, granting Julian the Solo Artist of the Year honour at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (and nomination in the English Songwriter category), plus two Juno Award nominations in 2021, as well as a Polaris Music Prize nomination.
Beyond the Reservoir (his newest album) is an album that addresses identity, loss, sadness, hope, and redemption. The themes of resilience, courage, and strength are prevalent in every carefully-chosen lyric. It contains a gentle spiritual thread that runs throughout the album touching on each of the elements like fire, water, air, and earth as they relate to humanity. It is a coming-of-age story and a beautifully-orchestrated successor to The Ridge.
On Beyond the Reservoir, Taylor continues to mine his personal story and identity as a Black man of Mohawk and West Indian roots in a white world and music scene. And yet, with music that knows the perfect balance between sparse and complex, along with the thoughtful directness of his words, which are sung in his distinctive warm and trustworthy voice, Taylor’s songs resonate with nearly everyone who listens closely.

 

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Friday Saturday Sunday
10:30 AM
Gospel Workshop
Amphitheatre
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Stirling John
11:00 AM
Georgian Bay Roots Interview- Loreena McKennitt
Sharing Circle
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
11:30 AM
Meteor Heist In Concert
11:59 AM
1:00 AM
12:00 PM
Interactive Musical Spoon Workshop
Sharing Circle
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
The Vaudevillian

Open Stage
Sharing Circle
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Sign Up at Info Booth
Francophonie
Down By The Bay
12:00 PM
1:20 PM
Élage Diouf, Andrina Turenne, Lennie Gallant
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Making Arrangements
Down By The Bay
1:20 PM
2:20 PM
Little Misty and Vinta
1:30 PM
Andrina Turenne w/ Ego Spank
Down By The Bay
1:45 PM
2:45 PM

Open Stage
Sharing Circle
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Sign Up at Info Booth

Songs From A Hat
Down By The Bay
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Featuring Coco Love Alcorn
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Songs from a Hat
Down By The Bay
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Treasa Levasseur, David Sereda, Andrina Turenne
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Guitar Heroes
Down by the Bay
3:45 PM
5:30 PM
Lloyd Spiegel, Terra Lightfoot, Murray Pulver (Ego Spank)

Open Stage
Sharing Circle
4:00 PM
5:00 PM

The Fretless w/ Madeleine Rogers in Concert
Amphitheatre
5:00 PM
5:40 PM
4:00 PM
Vinta in Concert
Amphitheatre
4:00 PM
4:40 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Youth Discoveries
Down By the Bay
5:15 PM
6:45 PM
Charlie Taylor-Gillespie, Kamden Gillespie, Magenta, Meteor Heist, and Simon Dawes

Youth Discoveries Showcase
Down By The Bay
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Paige Warner, Daniel Schmidt, Nora Stephens, Lennon and Matthew, Men Without Pants, Siobhan Bodrug

Paige Warner
Amphitheatre
6:00 PM
6:40 PM
Lloyd Spiegel in Concert
Amphitheatre
5:00 PM
5:40 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
Tio Chorinho w/ Flavia Nascimento in Concert
Amphitheatre
6:00 PM
6:40 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Lil Misty in concert
Amphitheatre
7:00 PM
7:45 PM
Lil Misty in Concert
Archie Fisher with Garnet Rogers in Concert
Amphitheatre
7:00 PM
7:40 PM

David Francey in Concert
Amphitheatre
7:45 PM
8:50 PM

Amphitheatre Finale
Amphitheatre
8:50 PM
9:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Terra Lightfoot in Concert
Amphitheatre
8:00 PM
8:45 PM
Terra Lightfoot in Concert
Bryden Gwiss in Concert
Amphitheatre
8:00 PM
8:45 PM

Daniel Schmidt In Concert
Down By The Bay
8:20 PM
9:20 PM

Diyet and the Love Soldiers in Concert
Amphitheatre
9:00 PM
9:45 PM
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
Lennie Gallant in Concert
Amphitheatre
9:00 PM
9:45 PM
Lennie Gallant in Concert
A Summerfolk Farewell
Down By The Bay
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
The Lee Boys, and Shred Kelly

A Summerfolk Farewell with Élage Diouf
Down By The Bay
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
Kaláscima in Concert
Amphitheatre
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
Élage Diouf in Concert
Amphitheatre
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
Kobo Town in Concert
Down By The Bay
11:10 PM
11:55 PM
11:30 PM

Friday

  • Meteor Heist In Concert
    11:59 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Youth Discoveries Down By the Bay · Charlie Taylor-Gillespie, Kamden Gillespie, Magenta, Meteor Heist, and Simon Dawes
    5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Youth Discoveries Showcase Down By The Bay · Paige Warner, Daniel Schmidt, Nora Stephens, Lennon and Matthew, Men Without Pants, Siobhan Bodrug
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Paige Warner Amphitheatre
    6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
  • Lil Misty in concert Amphitheatre · Lil Misty in Concert
    7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Terra Lightfoot in Concert Amphitheatre · Terra Lightfoot in Concert
    8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Lennie Gallant in Concert Amphitheatre · Lennie Gallant in Concert
    9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Kaláscima in Concert Amphitheatre
    10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday

  • Georgian Bay Roots Interview- Loreena McKennitt Sharing Circle
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Interactive Musical Spoon Workshop Sharing Circle · The Vaudevillian
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Open Stage Sharing Circle · Sign Up at Info Booth
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Making Arrangements Down By The Bay · Little Misty and Vinta
    1:20 PM - 2:20 PM
  • Songs from a Hat Down By The Bay · Treasa Levasseur, David Sereda, Andrina Turenne
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Guitar Heroes Down by the Bay · Lloyd Spiegel, Terra Lightfoot, Murray Pulver (Ego Spank)
    3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Open Stage Sharing Circle
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • The Fretless w/ Madeleine Rogers in Concert Amphitheatre
    5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Tio Chorinho w/ Flavia Nascimento in Concert Amphitheatre
    6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
  • Bryden Gwiss in Concert Amphitheatre
    8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Daniel Schmidt In Concert Down By The Bay
    8:20 PM - 9:20 PM
  • Diyet and the Love Soldiers in Concert Amphitheatre
    9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
  • Élage Diouf in Concert Amphitheatre
    10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Kobo Town in Concert Down By The Bay
    11:10 PM - 11:55 PM

Sunday

  • Gospel Workshop Amphitheatre · Stirling John
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Francophonie Down By The Bay · Élage Diouf, Andrina Turenne, Lennie Gallant
    12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
  • Andrina Turenne w/ Ego Spank Down By The Bay
    1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Open Stage Sharing Circle · Sign Up at Info Booth
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Songs From A Hat Down By The Bay · Featuring Coco Love Alcorn
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Vinta in Concert Amphitheatre
    4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Lloyd Spiegel in Concert Amphitheatre
    5:00 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Archie Fisher with Garnet Rogers in Concert Amphitheatre
    7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
  • David Francey in Concert Amphitheatre
    7:45 PM - 8:50 PM
  • Amphitheatre Finale Amphitheatre
    8:50 PM - 9:00 PM
  • A Summerfolk Farewell Down By The Bay · The Lee Boys, and Shred Kelly
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • A Summerfolk Farewell with Élage Diouf Down By The Bay
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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