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ARTSFEST WATERDOWN ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS, RETURNS AUG 19 & 20, 2017

 

ARTSFEST WATERDOWN

ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS

RE-BRANDED FREE FESTIVAL RETURNS AUG 19 & 20, 2017

Performers announced:

 

CANADIAN BRASS

CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY feat. Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy and Friends

SUSAN AGLUKARK

THE GOOD BROTHERS 

LUNCH AT ALLEN'S feat. Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan & Cindy Church

THE ONCE

SHUFFLE DEMONS

MOZART EFFECT CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

 

[May 29, 2017 – Hamilton/GTA ON]    With a fresh rebranding, support from the Ontario & Canadian governments, and several high profile private sponsorships, ArtsFest Waterdown is taking the free street festival to a new level with the announcement of eight high profile music headline performers.   

 

"The Canadian Brass, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Susan Aglukark, The Good Brothers, and the members of Lunch At Allen's have collectively sold millions of recordings, and won countless Juno Awards", said the Chair of festival's board of directors Geoff Kulawick. "The Once from Newfoundland and The Shuffle Demons have toured the world over the last year performing at some of the biggest festivals in Europe and Japan - we're ecstatic to have them at ArtsFest this year.  Returning in 2017 is the Mozart Effect Chamber Ensemble, from the orchestra that closed the festival last year to such a positive response we had to have them back.   We will be announcing even more performers, and some very special guests closer to the event."

 

The festival is unique in that it presents world-class music in classical, world, folk & jazz genres, alongside theatrical, dance and visual arts presentations, and interactive arts activities for youth and children, all in a family friendly, free and open to all community environment in a historic setting.   

 

Last year ArtsFest Waterdown drew over 20,000 to the picturesque town that sits at the top of the Niagara escarpment on the border of Burlington.  This year over 35,000 are expected to attend the free festival that celebrates the arts in all its forms.   Musicians perform on two separate stages in different areas of the festival, bordered by Dundas Street, Main St South, Mill Street and Griffin Streets in downtown Waterdown.  A dedicated family zone with dance & theatrical performances, storytelling, and interactive art activities for children & youth has a featured space within the free festival.  The festival is currently curating a select group of artisans and craftspeople for a vendor marketplace. Vendors and businesses interested in participating in the festival, and anyone looking for more information, should visit ArtsFest.ca.

 

ArtsFest Waterdown is produced by Historic Waterdown Arts & Events, a non-profit corporation located at Griffin House - Arts Culture & Innovation Business Center 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0.

        

 


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