Folkus began as a three-concert winter folk series in January 2002. Now in our second decade, and with initial support from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Government of Canada (Canadian Heritage), we are looking forward to another exciting series to take the chill off winter.
Each of our four core concerts takes place on a Saturday evening: one each in January, February, March and April.
Tickets & Seating
Season’s passes go on sale November 1st every year; individual concert tickets on January 1st. For more info, visit the Tickets page.
Seating is first come, first served, but there really are no bad seats in our intimate venue.
All of our concerts are held in the Old Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario. Built in 1884, the auditorium’s soaring ceiling of hand-hewn Douglas Fir beams offers an acoustic setting unparalleled in the area. Our space has been used for recording classical and pop concerts for CBC Radio 2, folk albums by local artists, and even rock albums by visiting artists. Read more about the Almonte Old Town Hall.
Doors Open & Concert Times
The concerts fall on a Saturday night. Doors always open at 7:30pm, and concerts begin at 8:00pm. We usually have an opening act followed by our headliner and there is always an intermission.
Concerts take place in the upstairs auditorium; there are stairs as well as a small elevator; a separate entrance to the side of the main building provides access to the elevator at ground level as the main entrance is all stairs.
Small washrooms are available on either side of the stairs down from the main entrance to the Almonte Town Hall.
During the evening, you’ll be able to take advantage of our cash bar which offers:
Almonte is about 30 minutes west of Ottawa, and well worth the drive. Come early and shop in our intimate downtown, grab a bite at one of our fine dining establishments, or enjoy a beverage at our licensed bar.
Folkus has a mandate to promote local and Canadian roots artists. We are proud to have provided a warm room for performers in the cold winter months.