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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.