A For Adventure Land

Guest Post with Chris Surette and Jan LaPierre of A For Adventure Working too hard? Been a long year? Feeling the need to bust out, let your hair down and have a new experience? A for Adventure and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival have you covered. We fell in love with the amazing seaside community of Canso back in 2013 when we selected it as our home port for the Paddle to Sable Expedition, and then discovered Stanfest. We want to share Canso and the festival with you. The festival is world-class and has become one of the region’s finest events over the past 22 years. On top of the formal musical program there is incredible hiking, biking, paddling, photography, beachcombing, swimming, fishing and campfire-building. Join us in Canso on the Thursday of the festival (July 26th) and immerse yourself in unspoiled nature, outdoor adventure, friendship and music… and did…

2018 Mainstage Schedules Announced!

We know many of you have been waiting just for this! Below are the schedules for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night Mainstage peformances. Read more about each on our Artists page. Buy Tickets Friday: 7:00pm – Chuck Brodsky 7:30pm – Grace Petrie 8:00pm – Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher 8:30pm – Irish Mythen 9:10pm – Songwriters Circle: Lennie Gallant, Bruce Guthro, & Dave Gunning 10:10pm – Rum Ragged 10:55pm – The Kubasonics 11:40pm – Ashley MacIsaac Saturday: 7:00pm – Songwriters Circle: Rae Spoon, Seth Glier, & Paul McKenna 7:50pm – Goitse 8:30pm – Makayla Lynn 9:10pm – Martin Sexton 10:00pm – Suzy Bogguss 11:25pm – Rawlins Cross Sunday: 7:00pm – Catherine MacLellan 7:40pm – Reeny Smith 8:20pm – Joel & Bill Plaskett 9:00pm – Rose Cousins 9:35pm – Matt Andersen 10:30pm – David Myles 11:05pm – Finale Download PDF version

Back to Our Roots

Do you remember the early days? I sure do. I remember day one, and I can hardy believe that was 22 years ago. Then as now, Stanfest has always had a vision of being Canada’s Songwriter Festival. We present songwriters, some of the finest in the world. “Lifers” amongst us will remember nights under Canso skies watching Richie Havens, Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, Don MacLean, Nanci Griffith, Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Juice Newton and many, many more. In general our formula has been to steer for a rule of thirds: 1/3 international, 1/3 East Coast and 1/3 the rest of Canada. Stanfest has been an important platform for building the East Coast Music industry. We have presented the veterans and the rising stars alike. Many of those we presented as rising stars have become internationally touring, award-winning headliners at festivals around the world. I think of artists like Dave…