2022 festival performer application now open!

Are you interested in performing in the artist lineup for Live from the Rock 2022? The official submission form for all musicians interested in performing at Live from the Rock Folk Festival located in Red Rock, ON from August 5th - 7th, 2022 is now open! Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2022.

In an effort to reduce waste, the festival has switched to an online-only submission process, which can be completed at the link below:


2021 Festival Cancelled in Response to Pandemic


In response to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the Live from the Rock Blues & Folk Society board of directors has once again decided to cancel its annual three-day Live from the Rock Folk Festival as it would normally be held each year.


“We have been waiting and watching, along with the rest of the province, as the COVID-19 situation has unfolded and at this time there are just too many unknowns to safely and successfully plan and hold our regular festival this August,” says board president Jim Malo. “The health and wellbeing of our volunteers, the local and travelling musicians who perform, the vendors, artisans and our wonderful festival attendees is paramount. Although we were hopeful that we might be able to go ahead with the 2021 event, we look forward to the time that we can all safely be together again at the festival.”

About the Festival

The Live from the Rock Folk Festival is an annual music and arts festival located on the beautiful shore of Lake Superior in Red Rock, Ontario. Since the Live from the Rock Blues & Folk Society held the first festival in August of 2003, Live from the Rock has become an annual tradition for over 2,000 music lovers on the north shore of Superior. This grassroots festival is run almost 100 per cent by volunteers and without the support of over 200 dedicated volunteers and the Township of Red Rock, the Live from the Rock Folk Festival could not exist.


The festival offers world class music on four daytime workshop-style stages, as well as an evening festival concert stage. Daytime Workshops are a magical experience!  Multiple musicians/bands grace the stage at the same time and each take turns playing songs according to the workshop theme.  The musicians often join in on each others songs, which makes music that is unique and original and often never heard again. They feed off each other's stories and songs and you as an audience member often get the chance to sing along or sit back and watch the magic unfold.  Most musicians/bands get a chance to play several of their own songs during each workshop.  The first notes can be heard floating across the lake starting at noon on Friday morning and they don't stop until the Festival Stage closes the weekend on Sunday evening.


We are proudly sponsored by a variety of organizations and businesses.  Please see our

Sponsorship section to see the sponsors who make this festival possible.