Buffy Sainte-Marie To Open Peterborough Folk Festival

The 2017 Peterborough Folk Festival runs from August 19th to 21st, with nationally recognized artists, great workshops, and terrific food and craft vendors at Nichol's Oval Park in East City.

Organizers have announced that the festival will kick off Friday, August 19th with the awesome Buffy Sainte-Marie performing at Showplace Performance Theatre. Having performed for more than half a century, her latest album Power in the Blood won a Juno for both Aboriginal and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, as well as the Polaris prize—an annual award for the top album in Canada.

Tickets for her show go on sale Wednesday, May 17th at noon at showplace.org.

The rest of the weekend features free admission, and it has been announced that family-friendly Sharon and Bram who be performing Sunday afternoon at the park.

The complete lineup of artists will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The festival is also accepting submissions for artisan and craft and food vendors, and volunteers and sponsors are also being sought. Go to PeterboroughFolkFest.com for info.

Here's a promo video on the festival...

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