It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of Sound Symposium XX, originally scheduled to take place this July.

We acknowledge and support the Canadian and Newfoundland & Labrador governments’ mandates to prioritize our collective health and safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that our shared spaces — from borders to venues to basement studios — will reopen again soon.

We plan to present Sound Symposium XX in summer of 2021.

To all the artists who had planned to come to St. John’s this summer, we will do everything we can to support you and your art during these uncertain times. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will bring our community back together.

Best wishes,

Kathy and the SS team

Relive the magic of Sound Symposium XIX and ONSOUND. Our archives contain artist bios, interviews, and photos.


Music in the concert hall, in the club, in the harbour, and everywhere in between. Sound Symposium hosts events throughout the year, including monthly Night Musics at The Ship Pub.


Read the latest news on Sound Symposium, including updates on what our guest artists are doing now.