Launch of 2019 Tay Creek Festival Lineup July 19 – 21, 2019

As always, the Tay Creek Folk Festival has something to please everyone. So whether you want to listen to international folk tunes, dance until late to a vibrant rock band or jam until the small hours you’ll find it all here.

New Brunswick’s own rock’n’roll quartet Wicked Vices will have everyone up on the dance floor at the Tay Creek Festival in July. Their widely-acclaimed Wicked Vices EP was released in January 2019, and their style has earned them quite a following in Eastern Canada.

Joining us all the way from Nova Scotia this year is Ryan Cook and Sunny Acres.  Ryan just returned from a successful European tour where he played venues across Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. We look forward to hearing his voice in Tay Creek.

We always love to hear blues at Tay Creek, and so we are pleased to announce that we are welcoming roots and blues trio The Emburys from Peterborough, Ontario, featuring guitar and vocals of Emily Burgess.

Also gracing the hay-wagon stage will be Fredericton’s blues-rock power-trio The Tortoise, the Hare, and the Millionaire who bring a fresh aspect to the genre as well as Australian multi-instrumentalist, modern folk artist and powerhouse vocalist Jenny Biddle.

We are pleased to be welcoming back Rory Taillon and Brooklyn Doran, who were so popular when they appeared at Tay Creek for the first time last year. Also coming back are Nashwaak River Valley favourites Men From Earth, who have entertained us a number of times over the years and Peter Mason, all the way from British Columbia.  We look forward to seeing for the first time at Tay Creek Jessica Pearson & the East Wind, Ladd & Lasses, Morohubu, Kylie Fox, Emily Rockarts, Gillian Nicola and Danielle Knibbe.

According to the Chair of the festival, Genevieve MacRae, Tay Creek has been paying close attention in recent years to the issue of gender diversity on festival stages.  “This year our lineup skews a little to the side of the ladies. A high percentage of our acts are fronted by women. We set out to create a balanced lineup, but we had so many strong female acts to choose from!  Since the festival industry is struggling with the issue of gender diversity,” says MacRae, “we decided it to embrace this happy problem.”

 The Sunday stage will again open with a songwriters’ circle, and this year to keep with the theme of embracing our female acts the circle will feature all-female songwriters. This will follow our usual Sunday-morning Pancake Breakfast, which is complimentary to ticket holders.

As well as performances on the main stage, the Tay Creek Festival features a Jam Tent, Puddleducks Café and BBQ, an Enchanted Forest with fun and games for children, and arts and crafts vendors and informal workshops. Camping is free for tents and RVs, and guests may roam the 600-acre site and enjoy a swim in the River Tay.

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