Strathearn Art Walk Stage
The Strathearn Art Walk stage, located in the beer garden, will have live music throughout the day. Take in the performances while enjoying food, made by our lovely community volunteers, along with a delectable wine, beer, or cider. Kids are welcome in the beer garden.
2017 Performer Schedule
Katie and the Wildfire - 12:15 - 1pm
Described by The Vue Weekly as “chill waves of indie, folk, soul and reggae that intersect with flowing, organic vocals.” Katie & The Wildfire is a vibrant, unique group that creates a modern hybrid of the folk and neo soul sounds of today. Their versatile sound and intricate arrangements weave catchy melodies with complex rhythms. It features four individuals of varying musical backgrounds: Katie Laine (vocals & guitar), JD Speelman (electric and acoustic bass), Sam Malowany (drums), and Clara Woodward (keyboard).
Bleached Rag - 1:15 - 2pm
Bleached Rag digs deep into the roots of blues, playing songs first performed in the early 20th century, and original music heavily influenced by this time period. In this era, Blues had no set form and like most music styles of the time took place mostly in vaudeville and minstrel shows. Tenor Banjo, the precursor to Guitar, was very popular because of its easy construction and loud volume (resonator guitars were not invented until the late 1920’s and electric guitars even later). The smooth sounds of the Clarinet pair extremely well with the chunky chords of the Banjo, and create a glimpse into traditional blues of times long ago.
The Den - 2:15 - 3pm
Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, The Den is a five piece band that draws influence from artists including Beach House, Daughter, and Bon Iver. In the Fall of 2016 they self released their debut four-track E.P, Animal Manor. Post-release, the band has focused on crafting an intimate and seamless live set. Notable performances include opening for Tokyo Police Club and Born Ruffians (UP+DT 2016), The Elwins, Low Roar, and San Fermin. In January 2017, the band went back into the studio, working with producer/engineer Doug Organ to record two singles set for release in Summer 2017.
Dave Jackson - 3:15 - 4pm
Formerly of the Nowhere Blossoms, Dave Jackson (better known in Strathearn as the owner of The Wired Cup and a painter) returns to the stage on Sept. 10, playing guitar and singing original songs as part of the musical lineup in the beer tent.
While he may not be thrilled at the prospect of performing again after such a long absence from the stage, Jackson is a true community supporter and recognizes a chance to lend his substantial talents to a worthy community endeavour.
Stovetop 4:15 - 5pm
From the musical mind of local Ido van der Laan comes a classic pop trio. Ido van der Laan is a unique and emotive singer-songwriter with a penchant for writing unforgettable melodies that lend themselves to good pop sensibility in an acoustic/folk style. Born in Isreal to a Hungarian father and Dutch mother, Ido's style has a bardic, almost gypsy quality which his tender, tenor voice brings to life in his high energy performances.
Mbira Renaissance Band 5:15pm
The Mbira Renaissance Band will have any audience on its feet and dancing! Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada , the band delivers an afro-fusion, Thomas Mapfumo, Andy Brown and Bhundu Boys inspired sound that pays homage to the rich, ancient, musical genre of mbira music which has its roots in Zimbabwe. The members make up an eclectic group; drawing on their musical backgrounds in jazz, rock, traditional Zimbabwean music and reggae.