The Stanfest Roadshow - Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

‘There’s no train to Guysborough, or so the man said, so it might be a great place to be.’
-The Guysborough Train, Stan Rogers

As the festival closes in on its 30th year anniversary in 2027, we are making some exciting changes and growing the event format to 7 days. Stanfest is adding a ‘Roadshow’ concert series with 8 concerts in 6 communities on the days leading into the festival. This will grow in years to come.

Stanfest weekend, as you have always known it, hasn’t changed, in fact we are adding back a stage (5 in total). These shows are all add-ons, opportunities to come early and stay longer. By bringing shows to communities throughout Guysborough County, we are making it easier for our county’s residents to sample Stanfest and see professional concerts close to home.

Tickets are available online for all shows. Buy early, as some venues have very limited seating.

Show/ArtistsVenueInfo / Tickets
Opening Gala
Featuring: Lucy MacNeil, Rankin
& the Broken Reeds
Monday, July 22, 7PM
Miles MacDonald Performance Centre
27 Green Street, Guysborough, NS
More info and tickets
available here.
Troubadours
Featuring Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen
Monday, July 22, 8PM
Seawind Landing
159 Wharf Rd., Charlos Cove
Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
More info and tickets available here
Troubadours
Featuring Joe H Henry
Tuesday, July 23, 8PM
Seawind Landing
159 Wharf Rd., Charlos Cove
Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
More info and tickets available here
Irishtowners
Featuring: Morgan Toney, Keith Mullins, George Hart, Gertie Grant, Kevin O’Handley, Brian Bouchie.
Tuesday, July 23, 7PM
AJ’s Pub
A J’s Dining Room & Lounge, 237 Main St, Canso, NS B0H 1H0
More info and tickets available here
I Wish I Was In Sherbrooke Now
Featuring: Max MacDonald, Dave Gunning
Tuesday, July 23, 7PM
Sherbrooke Village Church
42 Main St, Sherbrooke, NS B0J 3C0
More info and tickets available here
Down Home We Sing It From The Heart
Featuring: Dave Gunning, Shiretown, Carl Bond, Eldon Munroe, Steve MacIntyre
Wednesday, July 24, 7PM
905 Dover Rd, Little Dover, NS B0H 1V0
More info and tickets available here
Kitchen Party
Featuring: The Once
Wednesday, July 24, 7PM
106 Main St, Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0
More info and tickets available here
La Grand Démarrage
Featuring: Mary Beth Carty (NS), Mimi O’Bonsawin (ONT), Les Royal Pickles (QUE).
Wednesday, July 24, 7PM
6202 NS-316, Larrys River, NS B0H 1T0
More info and tickets available here