Bahamas and Terri Clark


2017 Stan Rogers Folk Festival


For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bahamas and Terri Clark to headline the Stan Rogers Folk Festival,

June 30 – July 2 in Canso, Nova Scotia

(Canso, NS) – The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canada’s Songwriters Festival, is excited to announce its 2017 headliners: Bahamas and Terri Clark for its 21st event in Canso, Nova Scotia, Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2.

“For Canada’s 150th year, we wanted to present great Canadian artists who are blazing a trail internationally”, said Troy Greencorn, Artistic Director.

“I 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!”

The festival will also feature great Canadian songwriters’ James Keelaghan, Doug Paisley, James Gordon, Lindi Ortega and Danny Michel.StandoutEast Coasters on the growing roster include, Dave Gunning (NS), Erin Costelo (NS), Bruce Guthro (NS), Steve Maloney (NL), Chris Ledrew (NL), Brianna Gosse (NL) and Dylan Menzies (PEI).

Staying 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.

An exciting undercurrent of young artists is building with blues wonder-teens, Nick Earle and Joe Coffin from Newfoundland, 12-year-old Emi 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.

Known 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 and charisma.”

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the festival is bringing acclaimed First Nations artists together from across Canada. This growing list includes, Manitoba songwriters William Prince and Leonard Sumner, Labrador’s The Flummies and Nova Scotia’s Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers.

StanFest 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 traditions.

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Tickets are now on sale. Weekend passes are $140 plus tax and day passes are available.

Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketpro Outlets, by phone at 1-866-311-9090 and online at 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:

About Stan Rogers Folk Festival

The 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 nearby campgrounds.

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