Bahamas and Terri Clark to headline the Stan
Rogers Folk Festival,
June 30 – July 2 in Canso, Nova Scotia
NS) – The Stan
Rogers Folk Festival, Canada’s Songwriters
Festival, is excited to announce its 2017 headliners: Bahamas and
Clark for its 21st event in Canso,
Nova Scotia, Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2.
Canada’s 150th year, we wanted to present great
Canadian artists who are blazing a trail internationally”, said
Troy Greencorn, Artistic Director.
am so excited to get to be a part of StanFest this year,” said
Terri Clark. “I'm honoured that this festival is opening its arms
to someone who is considered mainly a mainstream country artist.
My solo acoustic show will fit right in and display a lot of the
bluegrass, country and folk elements that I grew up with and was
influenced by. My mother was an avid roots and folk music fan so
this only seems natural. I can't wait!”
festival will also feature great Canadian songwriters’ James Keelaghan,
Ortega and Danny
Michel.StandoutEast Coasters on the growing
roster include, Dave
Gunning (NS), Erin Costelo (NS), Bruce Guthro
Maloney (NL), Chris Ledrew (NL), Brianna Gosse
(NL) and Dylan
true to its international element, England’s The Young’uns
will make their Atlantic Canada debut, sharing their a capella
ballads and humor-filled stories. Joining them for his first
visit to Nova Scotia is UK songwriter and string bender, Jake Morely
as well as Scottish songwriter and instrumentalist, Paul McKenna.
exciting undercurrent of young artists is building with blues
Earle and Joe Coffin from Newfoundland,
Sunshine returning with her Nashville band and The Salt and Light
Bluegrass Band from North Carolina, featuring six
siblings sharing their brand of blazing bluegrass.
for presenting US buzz acts, completely new to Atlantic Canada,
the festival is very excited to present Penny and Sparrow.
“These guys are certain to become massive stars. They have it
all. Great songs. Soaring, emotional vocals, the whole package,”
added Greencorn. “Another favorite new find is the Grassabillies,
a newgrass/rockabilly/old country ensemble with loads of heart
Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the
festival is bringing acclaimed First Nations artists together
from across Canada. This growing list includes, Manitoba
Prince and Leonard
Sumner, Labrador’s The Flummies
and Nova Scotia’s Alan
Syliboy and the Thundermakers.
is welcoming back one of the festival’s most popular world music
alumni, Zimbabwe vocal/dance group Black Umfolosi 5.
Canadian/US collaboration HuDost
will bring an exciting folk/rock fusion reaching into Bulgarian,
Croatian, Macedonian, Balkan, Farsi, Turkish and Arabic musical
are now on sale. Weekend passes are $140 plus tax
and day passes are available.
can be purchased at all Ticketpro Outlets, by phone at
1-866-311-9090 and online at ticketpro.ca. Major credit cards are accepted
and services charges apply.
Campsites are available by contacting Wanda at the festival
office at 1-(888)-554-7826. RV sites are $90 (plus tax) and tent
sites are $70 (plus tax). For more information, visit: stanfest.com/tickets.
Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Stan Rogers Folk Festival is a celebration of musical talent
honouring one of Canada’s most prolific songwriters, Stan Rogers.
The weekend-long musical adventure, features a variety of genres
including folk, country, jazz, swing, blues, rag, gospel, pop,
rock, bluegrass and world music and has won the East Coast Music
Award for Event
of the Year three times (2002-2004). During each day
of the festival, four daytime stages will operate concurrently
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The evening stage begins at 7 p.m. and
stretches into the wee hours. Thousands camp on-site and at