Hillside Festival wins Setting the Stage Award

GUELPH – Hillside Festival has won Folk Music Ontario’s Setting the Stage Award, tying with the Haliburton Folk Society

The Setting the Stage Award is given to a club, venue or festival to recognize outstanding contributions to the live music industry.

It’s usually presented at Folk Music Ontario’s annual conference, but this year the virtual ceremony was held on Oct. 23.

“Thank you, Folk Music Ontario, for working to recognize innovations and outreach among live music presenters in the field,” officials say in a press release.

Guelph’s Tannis Slimmon also won Folk Music Ontario’s 2020 Estelle Klein Award, which honours the work of an individual or group that has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community.