Artsfest Waterdown Announces Additional Headline Performers

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Artsfest Waterdown Free Festival will return August 19 & 20, 2017.

Currently added to the lineup:
ORDER OF CANADA JAZZ ENSEMBLE
TOMMY BANKS, TERRY CLARKE, GUIDO BASSO, DAVE YOUNG, & JENS LINDEMANN
With Guest Vocalists SOPHIE MILMAN, ALEX PANGMAN & GENEVIEVE MARENTETTE
Accompanied By THE SWING SHIFT BIG BAND Performing SWEET CANADIANA
A Tribute To The Music Of OSCAR PETERSON
THE CANADA 150 ALL STAR BLUES BAND
With DONNIE “MR. DOWNCHILD” WALSH, CHUCK JACKSON, RITA CHIARELLI,
MICHAEL KAESHAMMER, DANNY MARKS, CARLOS DEL JUNCO, PAT CAREY,
BUCKY BERGER & TERRY WILKINS
ROBERT MICHAELS
RON HAWKINS
CATHERINE MACLELLAN
VALDY
LES ‘SURVIVORMAN’ STROUD
JADEA KELLY
FOUNDERS

Previously announced:
CELTIC KITCHEN PARTY
feat. Natalie MacMaster &, Donnell Leahy & Friends
LUNCH AT ALLEN’S
feat. Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan, Cindy Church
CANADIAN BRASS
SUSAN AGLUKARK
THE GOOD BROTHERS
THE ONCE
SHUFFLE DEMONS
MOZART EFFECT CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

With a fresh rebranding, support from the Ontario & Canadian governments, and several high profile private sponsorships, ArtsFest Waterdown is taking the popular free festival in August on the escarpment to a new level with the announcement of 10 additional headline music performers. The full schedule was announced by festival board chair and True North Gallery co-founder Geoff Kulawick at a Waterdown BIA networking event. In attendance were bluesman Chuck Jackson, jazz vocalist Alex Pangman, and flamenco guitarist Robert Michaels, who surprised and delighted the crowd in attendance with a surprise performance.

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. The festival is currently curating a select group of artisans and craftspeople for a vendor marketplace. Businesses interested in showing their support for the arts and community events can take advantage of the many branding opportunities, and more information about the festival is available on the website 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.

www.artsfest.ca