About the Cicada Experience

Cicada is first and foremost a music festival dedicated to celebrating Canada's best musical talent. 

Music. Charity. Community. 

A unique experience bringing music lovers of all ages together.

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Great Canadian Music

Musicians and artists of both local and national acclaim grace the stages at Cicada.  Whether you prefer folk, indie, roots or singer-songwriter there is something for every ear.  Our selection committee views the lineup as an opportunity to put both familiar and new artists in front of the listeners regardless of their commercial success giving a true taste of the lively and diverse musical landscapes that exist within Canada.

Creating an event for everyone, built on everything local. That includes locally sourced food and drink by local vendors.  Local artists, makers as well as performers.

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An Experience for Everyone

Cicada is a family friendly, inclusive and accessible music festival in Port Dalhousie, Ontario.

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Local Food, Art, Drink

The Niagara Region is known for its hospitality; each year we select local food trucks and drink vendors to satisfy the most discerning palettes including vegetarian and vegan options.  There is a focus on locally sourced ingredients. True to the local nature of our event, we also have assembled a maker fair consisting of some of the Region’s most creative individuals!

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Giving Back

At the heart of Cicada is a spirit of giving, an opportunity to give back to the Niagara Region through music and community.  In this way, we want to use the festival not only as a means to spread culture but to create dialogue about important issues. We have partnered with Movember Canada to provide an opportunity to discuss and create awareness around prostate cancer and mental health.

The Cause

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2019 Vendors 

Much like in our first year, we will welcome a variety of food, drink and craft vendors to Cicada Music & Arts Festival this fall. 

We're happy to announce the return of Muskoka Brewery as our craft beer partner for 2019! Stay tuned for more information on food vendors, as well as our range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options. Our 'Artisan Alley' returns this year as well, and will feature a variety of local and regional craft vendors and makers! 

If you'd like to be one of our vendors, applications are now open!

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2019 Artists

In 2018, we launched the first annual Cicada Music & Arts Festival on Henley Island with a diverse lineup that included Dan Mangan, Terra Lightfoot, Said The Whale and Fred Penner. 

We're excited to announce that this year's festival lineup features Joel Plaskett Emergency, Wintersleep, Born Ruffians, My Son The Hurricane, The Weather Station and many more! The second edition of Niagara's newest festival takes place in St. Catharines on Saturday, October 5th.

Visit our Artists page to learn more about this year's lineup!

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The lineup has been announced! Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for the schedule and announcements.

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