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 titled From the Road for release in Summer 2022 with an accompanying tour designed to promote local pandemic recovery with an emphasis on mental health. 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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Stage Plot/Tech

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Performance History


Mill Creek Pub, April 16, May 14

Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, May 13

Orangeville Farmer's Market, May 7

Mono Cliffs Inn, May 1

Port Elgin Home & Food Expo, April 9

The Hatter, March 3

Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, Oct 2, Nov 6 & May 13

Hillside Inside, February 4-6


Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen, Oct 2, Nov 6 & Dec 3

Everdale Farm with the Northcoast Band, October 23

Blackwolf Smokehouse, October 15

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, March 30, May 3

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, January 19, February 1


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, September 21, October 12

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