Folk Music Ontario is bringing Canada’s Folk Conference to Mississauga in 2024


Folk Music Ontario is bringing Canada’s Folk Conference to Mississauga in 2024

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Jan 31, 2024 – Folk Music Ontario, the largest gathering of Canada's folk music industry, is tuning up for an unforgettable experience at its 2024 Conference. Taking place from October 3-6, 2024, the vibrant city of Mississauga, Ontario, will once again play host to this much-celebrated event.

For over thirty-six years, the Folk Music Ontario Conference has been the premier Canadian gathering for connecting folk music professionals. With its unwavering commitment to nurturing the growth and development of the folk music sector, the conference offers a melodic blend of professional development, showcasing, and unparalleled networking opportunities for artists and music industry professionals. 

“We're thrilled to bring our unique gathering back to Mississauga, a vibrant city that resonates with the spirit of our community,” says Rosalyn Dennett, Executive Director of Folk Music Ontario. “With the new location at the Delta Hotels Toronto Mississauga, we are looking forward to the opportunities conference delegates will have to explore the city and experience the fantastic music and hospitality that Mississauga has to offer.”

“We’re delighted that Mississauga was selected to host this year’s conference and awards. It showcases our live music venues and aligns with the City’s Music Strategy,” said Victoria Clarke, CEO, Visit Mississauga. “Kudos to our team for securing this event and thank you to Folk Music Ontario for partnering with us. We look forward to amplifying Mississauga's talented music scene to celebrate and support our local artists with these type of event opportunities.”  

For artists interested in the opportunity to perform in front of festival directors, concert presenters, radio djs, agents, labels, music supervisors and more, anyone can apply to showcase by heading to the Folk Music Ontario website: and stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding Early Bird Registration, Award Applications, and more in the coming weeks. For the latest updates please visit the Folk Music Ontario website, or subscribe to the FMO E-newsletter.

Media Contacts:

Corey Poole
Music Development Coordinator, City of Mississauga 

Joel Elliott
Operations Manager, Folk Music Ontario

About Folk Music Ontario:
Folk Music Ontario is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the folk, roots, and traditional music community across Canada. Through its annual conference, year-round career development activities, and export initiatives, FMO continues to play a pivotal role in fostering the growth and sustainability of the folk music genre. Visit for more information.