Lawnya Vawnya; an exposition of independent art & culture is a non-profit music and art festival that takes place each spring in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.  

Lawnya Vawnya gets it’s name from an old Newfoundland expression meaning “To have a good time at a dance or a party with plenty to eat". It is a good time by the sea.

Mandate:

Lawnya Vawnya is a non-profit arts organization mandated to present multidisciplinary and collaborative artistic experiences focused on new independent music; to produce a multi-day festival of music and art each spring in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; to showcase a vibrant music and arts community; and to help further position St. John’s on a national and international cultural map.

Mission:

Through our diverse programming we invite our audience to engage with music and art in an inclusive and innovative way. We support the artistic excellence of emerging local performers while fostering professional connections between local and visiting artists. We showcase international calibre performances and facilitate professional development opportunities to further artistic careers. We value volunteerism and community engagement.

Lawnya Vawnya 2018 Board of Directors:

Megan Coles
Sarah Harris
Jud Haynes
Mara Pellerin

Lawnya Vawnya Staff:

Chrissy Dicks — Executive Director
Bryan Power — Artistic Director

 

Lawnya Vawnya Awards & Nominations:

2018
WINNER — The Overcast People’s Choice Award
NOMINATED, Music NL Awards — Event of the Year
NOMINATED, East Coast Music Awards — Event of the Year
2017
NOMINATED, Music NL Awards — Outstanding Company of the Year
2016
RUNNER UP, The Overcast People’s Choice Award — Best Music Festival on the Avalon
NOMINATED, Music NL Awards — Outstanding Company of the Year

2014, 2015, 2017
WINNER — The Overcast People’s Choice Award & Best Music Festival on the Avalon
 

AUDIENCE POLICY:

L V are the consonants of LOVE.
It is important that our shows are safe for everybody. Regardless of your beliefs, health, who or how you love, how you identify, who you are or where you come from, we want to welcome each and every one of you. Please watch out for each other and enjoy the festival. Lawnya Vawnya is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.
All are welcome!

Accessibility: If you have any questions regarding venue accessibility please email us at info@lawnyavawnya.com
For General Inquiries and Media: info@lawnyavawnya.com