New Online Show Announcements

Here at Home Routes HQ, we are looking forward to another season on Online Concerts, hosted  using Side Door's secure ticketing platform.

On Demand Access STILL available for purchase until 12pm CT Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Proudly presented by Home Routes in partnership with Mission Folk Music Festival and Ottawa Grassroots Festival: The Mavens, featuring Susan Crowe, Lynn Miles and Shari Ulrich. Join this Canadian trio of consummate songwriters, singers, musicians and all around great gals at their second virtual rendezvous! 

The first show in Home Routes #factorfunded series Play It Forward, this “In The Round” virtual concert will stream live from professional venues & interactively connect the artists with each other and our national and international audiences online. Purchase your front row screen seat and join The Mavens on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 4pm ET.  The show will be broadcast live safely and securely via Side Door Access. Ticket prices start at $20, suggested price $30. If you are not able to watch it at that time, this show will be available to watch for 48 hours,  so you can buy a ticket and watch the show at your convenience (as many times as you want)!

Join us for an afternoon of great, honest, wise songs from these three award winning songwriters whose easy friendship endures - because they haven’t been in the same room together for more than a year! Each have careers spanning decades and are celebrated for their song craftsmanship, musicianship, and voices, both as singers and as women artists. All have CFMA English Songwriter of the year on their mantles.

Tuesday October 26, 2021 8pm ET

Proudly presented by Home Routes: Bookworm, the second event of "Paid to Parley," a three-show series featuring Corin Raymond. Beaming to you live from East Hamilton, ON, Bookworm is Corin’s fifth, solo online performance since our screens became stages.

Each Paid to Parley performance features one of Corin's storytelling shows (each running roughly an hour) and will end with a short set of songs. The show will be hosted safely and securely on zoom and includes a Q & A after session. Ticket prices start at $15, suggested price $25. Join us for another evening of storytelling and songs with one of Canada’s finest!

Bookworm is not just a celebration of literature; it is a celebration of the soul and of the power of stories to connect people. Some of the best characters in literature make appearances in this one-man show. Raymond recalls a childhood surrounded by his father’s books, which offered comfort and reassurance while reminding us that in the world of stories, it’s hard to be lonely. At least one town where this show was performed was sold out of Ray Bradbury for a full month. The shortage was likely Bookworm-related. Bookworm is funny, human, and inspiring. It will make you want to reconnect with your favourite books, track down some new ones, and read them to someone you love.

Tuesday November 9th, 8pm ET

Proudly presented by Home Routes: Duo of Duos, featuring Big Little Lions and The Young Novelists, combining two of Canada’s finest contemporary folk duos, the husband/wife kind who look lovingly at each other while playing beautifully written heartfelt songs and the sibling-like kind who slightly bicker when not singing folk pop tunes full of hooks and emotion. 

Purchase your front row screen seat and join The Big Young Little Novelist Lions  streaming live from their homes to yours! Ticket prices start at $15, suggested price $25. The show will be hosted safely and securely via ZOOM and includes a Q & A after session with the artists.

Big Little Lions are an award winning duo who were born out of a collaboration that won them a JUNO Award in 2014. Since then they have been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies that sound like the product of two people working side-by-side instead of living in different countries.

The Young Novelists create contemporary folk songs that marry their effortless harmonies with darkly poetic lyrics and exquisitely crafted hooks. Their third album "In City & Country" features songs about 10 small towns in Ontario, and has been described as “a lush-sounding feast” (Penguin Eggs) and “emotional, melodic music that variously reminds me of the Jayhawks and Richard and Linda Thompson” (No Depression).

Winnipeg Crankie Festival – In Person Festival – November 5-7, 2021

November 5-7, 2021 

We are SO pleased to announce the 4th Annual Winnipeg Crankie Festival will be held IN PERSON (yay!).

We’ll be cranking up the fun at The Cranktuary (AKA Crescent Fort Rouge United Church) and The West End Cultural Centre. The festival will feature musicians, writers, poets, and storytellers from Manitoba and beyond in dynamic cross-media collaborations with visual artists — all brought together by the humble Crankie. 

This year’s lineup includes: Mariachi Ghost, Boogát, Burnstick, The Small Glories, Big Dave McLean, Al Simmons, Romi Mayes, Keri Latimer, Al Simmons, MJ Dandeneau, Walking Wolf, magician Brian Glow, and many more.

New at the Crankie Festival this year: Prairie Panorama, a series of creative collaborations celebrating rural Manitoba’s creative community. In Flin Flon, Killarney, St.Boniface, Clearwater, and Gimli, emerging artists have been paired  with established mentor artists to write an original song. Their song has been given to a local visual artist to create a Crankie to illustrate the song’s story. Get a sneak peak of Prairie Panorama at the festival!

For more information and to purchase tickets: www.crankiefestival.com

Online Ticketed Shows

Home Routes is proud to offer full service, ticketed online concert services. We curate, host, produce and present successful online ticketed interactive shows that feature Canadian and international artists. 

Live Stream Shows

Since March 2020, Home Routes has been broadcasting live stream shows on various streaming platforms including Facebook Live and YouTube, and are suitable for all ages. 100% of all donations go to the artists. 

Workshop Programs

Registrations for our ZOOM Adult Group Fall Classes, with instructor Kate Ferris, are now closed! Four levels are offered (Beginner, Beginner Plus, Intermediate and Advanced). Click below for more information.

Crankie Festival

The dates for the 4th edition of the Winnipeg Crankie Festival are set! Join us on November 5 – 7, 2021, in partnership with Crescent Arts Centre and WECC.  Click the button below for all the details!


Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Phone: (204) 480-3380
Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889
Fax: (204) 786-6259

Winnipeg Crankie Festival
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.