Kathleen Edwards, Matt Mays, Fred Penner, Paper Shakers & More Playing 2019 Peterborough Folk Festival

The Peterborough Folk Festival, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, has announced Kathleen Edwards and Matt Mays will headline the festival on Sunday, August 18th at Nicholls Oval Park on the Peterborough Subaru Stage.

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards

The festival is excited to announce its 2019 Emerging Artist Award recipients Paper Shakers. The local group first performed at the 2017 festival and will be featured at the 2019 festival. 

The award will allow the group to attend the Folk Music Ontario conference in the Fall where they will be able to continue to make connections in the music industry with festivals across Canada. Past recipients of the Emerging Artist award include Serena Ryder, James Mckenty , Missy Knott and Beau Dixon . 

Paper Shakers

Paper Shakers

There will be over 50 artisan and vendors at Nicholls Oval Park, and the weekend performances—there are 20+ artists on four stages—include a Sunday afternoon performance by legendary children’s performer Fred Penner, who will also perform earlier in the day before Kathleen Edwards and Matt Mays.

Matt Mays

Matt Mays

Juno award winning group A Tribe Called Red. who have performed at major festivals across the globe including Cochella & Osheaga, will be playing Saturday night.

The weekend is free admission but donations are welcomed as they help make the festival operate. For more info on the festival, lineup, vendors and times, click here.

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2019 Hootenanny On Hunter Street Lineup Includes Jonny Trash Super Group, Surprise Collective Of Local Musicians

The 9th Annual Hootenanny returns to Hunter Street August 10th with a diverse, exciting lineup including The Jonny Trash Super Group, a tribute to the late Jonathan Hall who started the festival. Hootenanny runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Hunter Street W. between George and Aylmer streets. Admission is free.

THE SCHEDULE & BANDS

• Paper Shakers at noon

• The Lohrwoods at 1:15 p.m.

• Dylan Ireland at 2:30 p.m.

• House of David Gang at 3:45 p.m.

• Crystal Shawanda at 5 p.m.

• Lindsay Barr at 6:15 p.m.

• Stacey Kay at 7:30 p.m.

• The Dreamboats at 8:45 p.m.

• The Jonny Trash Super Group at 10 p.m.

Stacey Kay and Jonathan Cullen performing at the Hootenanny on Hunter Street press event in Hunter Street alley. Stacey will be performing at the Hootenanny on August 10th

Stacey Kay and Jonathan Cullen performing at the Hootenanny on Hunter Street press event in Hunter Street alley. Stacey will be performing at the Hootenanny on August 10th

The Jonny Trash Super Group is a surprise collective of various musicians connected with the late Jonathan Hall. Known endearingly by his friends as Johnny Trash, this group will pay tribute to their friend who passed away suddenly earlier this year at the age of 44. 

"We were deeply saddened along with the entire community by the sudden passing of Jonathan Hall,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “Jon started the Hootenanny and organized it for seven years. On August 10th, you’ll see a hugely talented and dynamic performance from The Jonny Trash Super Group.”

"Jonny was all about getting stage time for local artists and bringing in bands from out of town that maybe you hadn't heard before,” says long-time friend Mike Judson. “Moving forward with this event, I think Jonny would love to see a continued effort being put into choosing great local artists to grace the Hunter Street stage. He'd want the organizers to take a chance on something weird and outside of the norm and give people an experience they were not expecting.”

For more, check out this video…

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5th Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival Takes Place At Del Crary Park This Year

Smithavens Brewing Company and Publican House Brewery are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival, and this year it takes place at a new location, Del Crary Park.

The festival is on June 14th and 15th during Ontario Craft Beer Week, and will showcase craft breweries from the Kawarthas and surrounding region allowing visitors to sample a variety of beer flavours and cuisine from local restaurants. 

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The hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 14th and they have extended hours on Saturday, June 15th from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Del Crary Park.

This year will feature 13 breweries and three craft cideries from the surrounding region, including many new vendors. The 5th anniversary event will also showcase local merchandise vendors for guests to explore locally made products while local musicians perform on the Fred Anderson stage at Del Crary. Six local food vendors will showcase a variety of food options to enjoy throughout the weekend.  

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Tickets are on sale now and are available online through kawarthacraftbeerfestival.com and in-store at both Smithavens Brewing Company (687 Rye St.) and Publican House Brewery (300 Charlotte Street).

Advanced ticket sales end Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m. Each ticket allows entry into the festival, a branded 12oz glass and drink samples. 

For more info on the beer festival, go here.

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Sloan To Headline 2018 Hootenanny On Hunter Street

Hootenanny returns to Hunter Street August 11th with an amazing lineup that includes closing out the night with Sloan. Now in its 8th year, this will be the first year the event is organized by the Downtown Business Improvement Area.
 
Your 2018 Hootenanny on Hunter Street lineup is, drumroll please...

• Missy Knott at 12 pm
• Charmie at 1:15 pm
• Gene Hardy & Sparkjiver at 2:30 pm
• Lindsay Barr at 3:45 pm
• Band of People at 5 pm
• Blue Sky Miners at 6:15 pm
• Secret Broadcast at 7:30 pm
• Yuka at 8:45 pm
• Sloan at 10 pm

Sloan

Sloan

“Sloan was booked to play Hootenanny two years ago, but was unfortunately rained out," says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area. "We’re thrilled to announced that they’ll be headlining our 2018 lineup.”
 
Hootenanny runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Hunter Street West between George and Aylmer streets. Admission is free.

Watch this video to learn more about the lineup...

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Bedouin Soundclash, Basia Bulat & The Spades To Play Peterborough Folk Festival

The Peterborough Folk Festival has announced three of this year's artists for their 29th Annual Festival taking place August 16-19th at Nicholls Oval Park, and it includes the return of a well-known Peterborough rock band. 

Bedouin Soundclash

Bedouin Soundclash

Bedouin Soundclash will headline the festival on Saturday, August 18th, along with The Spades—who reunited for this awesome jam session earlier this year—returning to the stage on the Saturday night for the first time in five years.

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On Sunday August 19th, Juno nominated Basia Bulat—shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize—will headline and close out the festival.

Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat

Announcements regarding other musicians on the lineup will be coming soon.

For more information on the festival and to learn about their volunteer program, click here.

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Fourth Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival Is June 8th & 9th

Smithavens Brewing Company and Publican House Brewery have announced details on the 4th Annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival.

The festival, which will take place at Millennium Park on June 8th-9th during Ontario Craft Beer Week, will showcase craft breweries from the Kawarthas and surrounding region allowing visitors to sample a variety of beer flavours and cuisine from local restaurants.

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The festival hours are June 8th from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 9th from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Millennium Park in downtown Peterborough.

It will feature 11 breweries and one cidery from the surrounding region, including three new vendors this year. Participants can savour a diverse selection of fresh craft beer, delicious local foods, enjoy live entertainment and have a great time discovering new craft beer flavours!  

Tickets are available online here.  

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Peterborough's Epic Street Festival Pulse Takes Place This Saturday

The 3rd Annual community event Peterborough Pulse takes place on Saturday, July 15th. It's an awesome day where the streets are closed to motorized vehicles (between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.) and filled with cyclists, roller-skaters, families pushing strollers, art, music, free activities and great conservations.

Bring your pets, your family and your friends as Peterborough Pulse invites the whole city to walk, bike, dance, play and socialize in spaces typically used by cars.

Peterborough Pulse wants to inspire Peterborough to become the healthiest and happiest city it can be. By opening the streets to people, Pulse promotes healthy communities, active transportation, local business, and neighborhood pride.

This year’s route will run along George Street from McDonnel Street to Sherbrooke and follow along the Trans Canada Trail through Millennium and Del Crary parks and run the length of Crescent Street.

The route will also include the bustling commercial district on Charlotte Street between George and Louis streets, making it the longest Pulse route yet!

"I am looking forward to watching how Pulse, with its car-free streets filled with people walking and biking, transforms the streets of Peterborough again this year," says Susan Sauvé, Transportation Demand Management Planner for the City of Peterborough.

"Pulse is taking the lead as an example of the direction large events should be taking in downtowns,” adds Terry Guiel, DBIA's Executive Director. “It is all-encompassing and all-inclusive to every sector. It successfully brings local community groups and local businesses together while being welcoming and engaging to everyone who attends.”

For more info and a route map, visit their website.

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Peterborough Folk Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Peterborough Folk Festival has announced the music lineup for this year's festival, which takes place August 18-20th. 

Hollerado

Hollerado

It includes the likes of Buffy Saint-Marie, The Sadies, Hollerado, Jenn Grant, The Wooden Sky & more. See the poster below for the full lineup...

For more on this three-day music and art festival—which includes lots of music, workshops, food and craft vendors—visit their website.

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Here's The Lineup For The 2017 Hootenanny On Hunter Street

Get ready to dance Peterborough, as the groovy lineup has been announced for the 2017 Hoonenanny On Hunter Street which takes place Saturday, August 12th starting at noon.

Check out the poster below for details on this awesome free festival, and for more info on it—it will include 50-plus vendors—go here.

You can also check out the Hootenanny Event page on Facebook for more info.

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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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