Featuring a lineup of musicians with the status of Canada's Music Hall of Fame, internationally renowned artists plus local up and coming musicians and entertainers!
featured at last year's festival...
The Fiscals are an indie-rock band hailing from Newmarket. They were recently chosen out of 625 Ontario Bands for 102.1 The Edge's, Next Big Thing final Top 6 contest and have been touring Ontario including performances at NXNE and CMW. A recent review said the following: The Fiscals deliver an infectious set of guitar driven pop-rock songs that are both original and memorable - Dave MacIntyre, Examiner.
One of the founding members of renowned Canadian rockers April Wine, David Henman recordered three platinum and two gold albums with the band. In 2010 David was inducted, along with the other members of April Wine, into the Juno Awards Canadian Music Hall of Fame. As a solo artist, David has released two CDs of original music and is currently recording his third.
Whether stumbling through the streets of Toronto, or working his night-shift as a janitor, Corey Marshall, founder and singer/songwriter of alt rock band, The Last Honest Fool, is no stranger to those moments we're chewed up and spat out like so much bubble-gum stuck to the ground. In the short time The Last Honest Fool have been active, they've performed at such notable venues as the Horseshoe Tavern, Silver Dollar Room, and Sneaky Dee's in Toronto, Tequila 185 in Newmarket, and Sarnia's Front Door during its closing night. 2015 saw the band's efforts rewarded with a Factor Grant for emerging, independent artists and the release of the band's first EP.
Speziale is the winner of Rock Musician 2012 from Canadian internet radio station, Radio Nation and a festival performer at three of Canada's biggest music festivals. She's also a frequent #1 artist on Reverbnation's Pop Charts for Toronto.
Gaura-Shakti is a Toronto-based kirtan yoga group with experienced musicians that hail from various parts of the world, including Russia, India and Canada. The group presents musical mantra meditation, called kirtan. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to india. It is a form of bhakti-yoga (the yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing.
Saturday June 13 | Time: 12:20
A singer/songwriter/guitar player, Mollie has been performing since the age of 17 and has been featured at The Free Times Cafe, The Montreal Bistro, The Toronto Centre for the Arts, and many other pubs, bars and private venues plus Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville.
Dulcimerhead invite their listeners on a fantastic journey. Their exciting new psychedelic folk sound was made for Festivals. The surprising synergy of dulcimer and djembe is powered by vocals and lyrics that make listeners think of Jefferson Airplane, or even The Doors, with a totally original and contemporary world beat.
Hi my name is Charlotte, I am 13 years old and am a grade 8 student at Park Avenue Public School. I have been playing drums and piano for 7 years and have had the privilege of performing with various teenage and adult bands for several years now. I am excited to be playing with our new all girl band Wanderlust at this Empowering Young Women event. We hope you enjoy the music we are performing.
Guitar and Vocals
Hey there, my name is Maddy. Growing up in a tiny little town, there wasn't much else to do but pick up the guitar in my basement and start jamming. I'm now a grade 11, Arts Huron music student at Huron Heights, where I flip between guitar, band, vocal, and composition classes. I've been playing and writing music for 5 years, and hope to go to college for film scoring, after high school.
Hi, my name is Kennedy. I am 16 years old in grade 11 at Huron Heights Secondary in the Arts Program and live in the small town of Holland Landing ON. Since I was a little girl all I ever wanted to do is sing, play guitar and ride horses. If you asked me what would be my perfect day that would be it!
My music inspires and helps me to be creative, strong and confident. No matter where my life takes me I know my music will always be a part of it and I hope I will be able to inspire others to follow their dreams.