Our Sponsors

Producing a festival  is a huge financial undertaking that could never be fully passed on to you, the "ticket buyer", without making the ticket price significantly more expensive, or changing the size and intimacy of the festival by selling more tickets.  We want to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors and partners that have assisted us in the production of the 2017 Windsong Music Festival. We honestly could not have done it without all of your help.


Government Funding of the Arts

The Ontario Arts Council is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The Ontario Arts Council was established in 1963 to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians.

Windsong Music would like to acknowledge the financial support by the OAC for the production of the 2017 Windsong Music Festival. We truly could not produce a festival of this calibre without the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

 

Windsong's Underwriter

Moore propane has played a big part in our success and vitality by making an annual financial commitment to the festival. We would not be here today without the very generous and long term support of  Moore Propane.  A thousand thank yous Bruce Moore.

 

Platinum  - Performer Sponsors 

Platinum  Performer Sponsors are businesses or individuals that sponsor a Friday or Saturday night headline artist. These artists are typically JUNO Award winners, and regularly headline major festivals in Canada and USA.

Cathy Novak

Cathy Novak, has been a long time supporter and sponsor of Windsong. Since 2013 she has sponsored Suzie Vinnick, Danny Michel, Jenn Grant, and Union Duke. This year Cathy has stepped in to sponsor Blackie and the Rodeo Kings coming to Windsong.


Gold - Performer Sponsors 

Gold Performer Sponsors are businesses or individuals that sponsor an artist to come to Windsong. These artists are often critically acclaimed, and nominees of  East or West Coast Music Awards, JUNOS or  the Polaris Prize long list.

Reuten Construction

Peter Reuten is one of our Windsong fans that believed in what we were doing, that he asked to help. Starting in 2015, Reuten Construction sponsored The Strumbellas to come to Windsong, and he has never looked back. In 2017, Reuten Construction is sponsoring JUNO Award winner, Joey Landreth.

Zak's

Penny Stoker and Zak's ... Naturally have been with us since the beginning as our first sponsor and Windsong supporter. We are eternally grateful for the long time support with selling tickets, and helping us produce the festival. Zak's helped us bring Montreal artist, Leif Vollebekk and his band to Windsong in 2016 and this year Zak's will be sponsoring The O'Pears.

Zak's ...  for natural food and fine fashion in Sundridge.

Cintra May's Lingerie - Women's fine fashions

Cindy Ryan, owner of Cintra May's knows more than how to help women with their "bra fitting", she is also a music fan just like you. Cindy has been supporting Windsong concerts in North Bay for the past 2 years. In 2016, she helped us bring two-time Juno award nominee, Jeremy Fisher to the festival stage... We are excited to announce that Cintra May's will be sponsoring Annie Sumi in 2017.


Silver - Festival Sponsors

Silver level sponsors are businesses or individuals that sponsor a regional or local, emerging artist to come to Windsong. Recent examples have included Benjamin Hermann, Annie Sumi and David DinoWhite.

 

 


Bronze - Festival Sponsors

Bronze level sponsors are businesses and individuals that make a financial donation  to help with the overall production and presentation of the festival.

 

 

Powassan Flowers

Joanne Paul, owner of Powassan Flowers is sponsoring the festival for the second year in a row, and we appreciate the support to help us create a vibrant community with arts and culture.

... when you can't find the right words, say it with Powassan Flowers.

 

Municipality of Powassan

We would like to thank the municipality of Powassan council for their support and financial donation to assist us with production costs for the 2017 Windsong Music Festival.

 


Community Partners

Community partners are local businesses in the area that make a significant contribution of products and services that allow us to produce one of the best live festivals in Ontario.

Best Western

Each year Windsong hosts some of Canada's best musical artists from all over Canada. While they are in the area, they stay at the Best Western Hotel Lakeshore in North Bay. Located across the road from beautiful Lake Nipissing, the perfect place to lay your head. Only the Best for our Windsong guests.

Acclaim Sound and Lighting

Tim Hazelwood and his staff from North Bay have been providing the sound and lighting equipment and technical expertise for the past 5 years and we are ecstatic to have them back as a community partner.

Acclaim sound and Lighting ... making sound, sound better.

The Canadian Ecology Center

The Canadian Ecology Centre, located near Mattawa, Ontario has much to offer. Outdoor education, cabin accommodations, conference, wedding and meeting facilities, all within Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
We are very grateful for the support of the CEC for the past 5 years.

Education, accommodations and more at the CEC.

 

Lake of Bays Brewing

Treating our performing artists really well is very important to us at Windsong. That's why we are so proud to say that we serve Lake of Bays Brewing Co. ales and lagers to our guest performers.

All natural ingredients = naturally delicious beer!


Professional Expertise - Festival Sponsors

Professional Expertise sponsors are businesses and individuals that donate their time and expertise to assist with the production and presentation of the festival.

 

 


Hospitality Sponsorship

Each year we seek out outstanding local products to serve and share with the Canadian artists we feature at Windsong. We are very grateful to the following businesses and families that play an important role in our artist hospitality program.

 

         

Sugarstone Farm

Andy and Shelly Straughan, are producers of local maple syrup at Sugarstone Farm. Whether it's added to their tea or coffee, or in one of the desserts we serve, Sugarstone Farm syrup is always enjoyed by our guest performers.

Dirty Girls Farms

Joanna Boldt, owner and creator of Dirty Girl Farms is the perfect Windsong fit... socially responsible, community minded AND loves Canadian music... we are so honoured to be gifting Dirty Girl products to our performing artists.

 

Sandhill Crane Farm

Joe Keiser is a local farmer that believes in producing quality food that is raised or grown from the best that nature has to offer. For the past 4 years, we have been serving Joe's beef and pork to the delight of our musicians. Joe has also been our saviour each year by cutting the field grass to make room for camping and parking. Thanks Joe for being a great friend and neighbour.

Friends of Windsong

We graciously acknowledge and welcome donations from friends of Windsong. Your generous support allows us to do what we love, bring you the very best in indie-Canadian music up close and personal.

 

Bryan Herdman - Financial donation in 2014 - 2017

Cathy Scissons - Windsong photos

Doug Winter - Windsong photos

Brian Meek - Windsong photos