The Road To Summerfolk
An amazing opportunity for youth to be heard and seen by an international crowd.
What is Youth Discoveries ~ The Road to Summerfolk?
Youth Discoveries was created to give young performers an opportunity to experience performing at a major folk festival. The program offers mentorship, workshops, performance opportunities, networking and more; and fosters a sense of community amongst the up and coming!
Preliminary rounds will take place in 4 cities (Collingwood – March 19, London – March 26, Guelph – April 1, Toronto – April 2)! Our Finale will be held at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound (890 4th Ave E, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2N7) on Sunday April 30, 2023! Up to 5 finalists will play at the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival on August 18-20th, 2023 in Owen Sound, Ontario!
For 2023, we are accepting applications from artists aged 14-22! Here’s what you’ll need to participate:
- Be between the ages of 14-22 (all group members)
- Fill out the registration form (here)
- After filling out registration, a follow-up email will ask you to:
- Provide a stage plot/input list
- Provide a high-res photo for promotional purposes
- Provide a bio or one-sheet
- Provide all your socials / websites etc.
- Demonstrate the following (this is what our judges will be looking for!! Hint Hint!):
- Musical Ability – including lyrical content
- On-Stage Presence / Interaction with Audience
- Songwriting / Composition originality
- For inspired covers – tell us why this song resonates with you!
- Be ready and able to perform in person at your selected Preliminary Round, Finale Competition in Owen Sound on April 30th, 2023, and Summerfolk 48 in Owen Sound on August 18th-20th.
2 performers from each Preliminary will be selected by our judges panel to move forward to the Finale, along with 4 wild cards chosen once all Preliminary Rounds are completed. Up to 5 Finale performers will be selected to perform at Summerfolk 48.