Emily Gilbart - Bio

Emily Gilbart is an indie singer/songwriter influenced by many different genres – her work can be described as a folk-fusion of storytelling combined with acoustic guitar and filled with bluesy undertones. She was selected as a finalist in the Toronto Blues Society's Talent Search and was part of the Developing Artist Program with Folk Music Ontario in 2019 as well as a finalist in the Youth Discoveries Program at Summerfolk 43 in 2018. She was a semi-finalist in the Under 18 Category of the Canadian Songwriting Competition in 2016 and a finalist in 2017. Her first EP entitled Long Gone, a collection of 5 original songs, was released in 2018 and a follow-up single Dandelion Wine, in June of 2020 with support from FACTOR Canada. She is working on a new EP for release in Summer 2022 with an accompanying tour designed to promote local pandemic recovery with an emphasis on mental health, music and arts education and initiatives in equity, diversity, and inclusion. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University while continuing her passion for song-writing and live performance. A believer in the healing power of music to connect diverse groups of people, she hopes to inspire others to shine and become their most authentic selves.     


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Performance History


Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, October 2

Erin Farmer's Market, September 24 & October 1

Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, August 7 & September 4

Aardvark Music & Culture, August 27

Orangeville Farmer's Market, August 21

Port Music Festival, August 21/22

Grit & Grace, August 6 & 20

TD Harbour Nights Concert Series, July 25


Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, October 2 & 24

Giggin' Live 3, Market Brewing Company, September 26

Metropolis Mercantile & Café, September 11

Whole Village House Concert with Erin Elf, February 22

Fan/Joy Restaurant, February 1, 14 & 15

Revival 1863, January 9 & February 13


Fan/Joy Restaurant, December 21 & 28

Revival 1863, December 19

Beyond the Gate, October 26

Revival 1863, October 19

Surge Gala, October 4

Folk Music Ontario Developing Artist Showcase, September 27/28

The Edge Restaurant & Bar, August 24

Georgian Triangle Music Festival, August 23

House Concert opening for Suzie Vinnick, August 16

Erin Farmer's Market, August 9

Orangeville Farmer's Market, August 3

Railyard Music Festival, July 27

Alton Mill Wine & Food Festival, July 21

Canada Day Celebration, McMillan Park, July 1

Toronto Blues Society Talent Search, TD Jazz Festival, June 29

Fan/Joy Restaurant, June 23

Celebrate Your Awesome, Pride & Diversity Day, June 22

Appalachian Public House, June 21

Fan/Joy Restaurant, June 14

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, June 1

This Side of Broadway, Westminster United Church, May 25

Alton Mill Arts Centre, May 4

Fan/Joy Restaurant, May 3

Fan/Joy Restaurant, March 30

Gin Mill, Single Release Show with Basset, March 22

Heartwood Concert Hall, March 6

Collective ARTS TAP Takeover, CROW Bar, March 2

Summerfolk Youth Discoveries Playback, Heartwood Concert Hall, February 22

Fan/Joy Restaurant, February 1

Fan/Joy Restaurant, January 19


Fan/Joy Restaurant, December 15

Grand Spirits Distillery, December 7

Rob Elder Album Release Show, Heartwood Concert Hall, November 9

The Edge Restaurant & Bar, October 26

Grand Spirits Distillery, October 12

Grand Spirits Distillery, September 21

Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, August 17-20

Grand Spirits Distillery, August 10

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, June 2

The Edge Restaurant & Bar, May 25

The Road to Summerfolk: Youth Discoveries Finale, Roxy Theatre, March 23

Mill Creek Pub, opening for Craig Cardiff, February 15

The Edge Restaurant & Bar, February 3,9,16