In The Dead of Winter Festival Returns to Halifax

(Halifax, NS) The annual In The Dead of Winter Festival returns to Halifax January 19 to 22, 2017, for its 12th year, featuring some of the most exciting established and emerging artists from the East Coast and across Canada.

For three days in January, Halifax will host twenty acts, with performances at Timber Lounge, the Seahorse Tavern, and Good Robot Brewing Company. This year’s lineup showcases some of North America’s outstanding singer-songwriters and acoustic performers including The Wooden Sky, Justin Rutledge, Irish Mythen, Jennifer Castle, Jim Bryson, Dan Misha Goldman, and Andrea Ramolo (Scarlet Jane), along with an impressive array of east coast artists including Kurt Inder, Laurenn Marchand, Dylan Menzie, Villages, and Julie Doiron, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The festival kicks off Wednesday, January 18 at Good Robot Brewing Company with a special opening night party.

Timber Lounge shows (featuring Jim Bryson and Irish Mythen, et al) start nightly at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the Timber Lounge shows are $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Seahorse shows (including The Wooden Sky and Jennifer Castle, et al) start at 9:30 pm and are $20 advance, $25 at the door. Good Robot Brewing Company will host two song-circles each night of the festival, at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm

This year IDOW will be hosting a Bluegrass Brunch at Seven Bays Bouldering Cafe on Saturday, January 21.

Enjoy the festival with ticket purchase options to match your budget and schedule. Festival passes for the entire weekend and tickets to the individual shows are available for purchase starting at 11:30 am AST, today, November 1, online at Early Bird Festival passes are $75 if purchased before December 1, afterward, they will cost the standard festival price of $90. Festival passes (including early bird festival passes) are for the full weekend activities and include admission to the Bluegrass Brunch.

More information is available at

In The Dead of Winter is an acoustic-based music festival held annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the last weekend of January, and in Wakefield, Quebec on the second weekend in February. Founded in 2006, In the Dead of Winter Music Festival Association is a non-profit organization, based in Halifax. “Like” on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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