Folk Festival Gives Thanks To Community
(KINGSVILLE, ON) – The producers and founders of the Kingsville Folk Music Festival, John and Michele Law, and the board of directors for the Sun Parlour Folk Music Society, which presented the 3rd annual folk festival from August 12 to 14, are thanking the more than 200-strong volunteers, attendees, performers, partners, sponsors, and the greater Essex County community, for their continued generous support of the festival.
The festival featured more than 30 award-winning performers and over 100 performances on five stages, with headliners Garnet Rogers, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Alex Cuba thrilling more than 4,500 attendees over the 3-day weekend.
Highlights included the Mosaic Food Village, in partnership with South Essex Community Council, which provided a variety of ethnic foods to festival goers. Also new this year, the 1st Annual Canada South Songwriting Contest, sponsored by D’Addario Canada, winner Windsorite singer-songwriter Karen Morand, MAY FUNd (Music and Arts for Youth) scholarship winner, Harrow High graduate Sydney Mucha, and a 50/50 raffle won by Scott Doherty, who donated half of his winnings back to the Sun Parlour Folk Music Society.
Each organization, person, community, sponsor and partner played an important and vital role in the continued success of the festival.