Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Summerfolk 48 Sets the Stage

The Georgian Bay Folk Society has announced headlining artists for the 48th annual Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival, August 18, 19 & 20, 2023 at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park in Owen Sound, Ontario.  

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Summerfolk is excited to welcome back to the stage Serena Ryder, Loreena McKennitt, and Matt Andersen.

On Saturday night, Serena Ryder returns to Summerfolk as she tours her compelling latest album, The Art of Falling Apart, which invites listeners to join her mental wellness journey through a driving pop sound and the full range of her powerful voice. You won’t want to miss Serena’s performance on the main stage, Saturday, August 19th!

Multi-award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Loreena McKennitt will be returning to her roots at Summerfolk on Friday, August 18th. McKennitt’s performance will largely feature her early repertoire of traditional Irish songs. She will be joined at the folk festivals by special guests The Bookends, a Stratford-based Celtic band, and several of their songs will also be included in the sets.

The weekend concludes with another Summerfolk veteran, Matt Andersen, on Sunday August 20th. When Matt steps on stage, he brings a lifetime of music to every note he plays. His latest album, The Big Bottle of Joy, is all about hard-won celebration; a dozen songs infused with raw blues-rock, rollicking Americana, thoughtful folk, and ecstatic gospel.

The full Summerfolk 48 lineup continues to grow, and also includes: Dave Gunning & JP Cormier, The Lee Boys, Digging Roots, Le Winston Band, The Small Glories, Julian Taylor, Angelique Francis, Shred Kelly, Windborne, Redfox, Emilee Ann Pitawanakwat, Treasa Levasseur, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Mia Kelly, Scott Cook, Morgan Toney, Shane Pendergast, Marshall Veroni, The Pairs, David Newland, Jessica Pearson and the East Wind, and more to be announced.

Weekend and single-day passes are on sale now at with special pricing for seniors, young adults and teenagers. Children 13 and under are free.

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