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…