The 2013 Peterborough Folk Festival is just around the corner, and apart from a full day Saturday, August 24th, at Nicholls Oval with music, food, workshops and an artisan village, the entire weekend has events worth checking out with friends and family.
From Friday, August 23th to Sunday, August 25th, the Peterborough Folk Festival will take place in venues across Peterborough. Friday is the Kick Off with a first-ever Pop-Up concert series which leads festival goers to four shows in four downtown businesses. Each stop brings participants closer to the feature concert at The Market Hall, starring Joel Plaskett (pictured in poster image above). Tickets for Joel Plaskett are on sale at The Market Hall and Moondance Records and are $25. The Pop-Up series, however, is free.
“This is a fun way to bring the Folk Festival right downtown, and to support local musicians and businesses,” says Nick Ferrio, Artistic Director of the Peterborough Folk Festival. “The idea is to have a travelling caravan of festival goers visiting the four Pop-Up concerts at local shops and restaurants, which will eventually end up at The Market Hall for our feature concert.”
The likes of Hollow Hills, Jos. Fortin, Dave Tough, and Michael C Duguay will be performing in charming venues in the downtown core. Each Pop-Up concert will last approximately 20 minutes. Folk Fest volunteers will lead participants to each venue.
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