Tay Creek Folk Festival, July 20-22, 2018, Tay Ridge Farm
Tay Creek Folk Festival is back for its eleventh year on the weekend of July 20-22, 2018 at the usual spot: Tay Ridge Farm near Stanley. What started as a one-day, grassroots event to provide a stage for the local music community, is now a three-day, family-friendly festival with 19 diverse music acts from six provinces, along with a range of vendors, workshops and activities for kids.
Tay Creek is delighted to welcome back festival alumni, Outside I’m a Giant from Quebec, Lindsay Foote and Saturday night headliners, the Marwills from Toronto. The headliner on Sunday is also a friend of the festival, double ECMA and Music New Brunswick winner Mike Biggar from Saint John.
New to the Festival this year are the Friday night headliners, the five-piece Halifax-based Barrowdowns, with each member on multiple instruments and contributing to tight harmonies. Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra from Montreal kicks off the Saturday lineup at noon with music, dance, circus, and imagination. Local talent include the distinctive sounds of singer/songwriters C. A. Jackson, Raili Scott and Michelle Morrison, as well as the unique rockin’ styles of Art of the Possible, Falling Leaves, and Tequila Sheila.
In addition to a packed music schedule designed to appeal to a wide audience, the festival is playing host to multiple vendors offering a range of products including candles, bath-bombs, crochet, tarot, homemade guitars, carvings, t-shirts, soap, body art and acrylics. In addition to the spontaneous jam sessions that seem to pop up all over the place, everyone is welcome at the Jam Tent to make their own acoustic music. Free workshops include guitar maintenance with Colin Fowlie, music theory by Genevieve MacRae of MacRae Music Studios, and yoga with Nancy Anderson.
Earlybird passes for the whole weekend are available for purchase at a discounted price from Tony’s Music Box in Fredericton, Hillside Variety in Stanley, or online at etix.com until noon July 18. After that, weekend and single-day passes are available at the gate.
Not to be confused with Taymouth, Tay Creek is 25 minutes north of Fredericton on Route 620 (the Royal Road). Tay Ridge Farm provides an idyllic setting, with 600 acres with trails for hiking or biking, and the Tay river for swimming. Free parking and camping, and un-serviced sites are available for RVs. Puddleducks Café runs a BBQ and provides snacks and refreshments. Tay Creek Folk Festival is a great weekend for families and music lovers of all ages. For more details, check out the website www.taycreekfestival.ca.
Tay Ridge Farm 3888 Route 620 (Royal Road), Tay Creek, NB E6B 1K2 (nowhere near Taymouth!)
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Peace Arts eXcellence (PAX) at Tay Ridge Farm is a not-for-profit organization promoting independent and collaborative artistic efforts in the realms of visual arts, fine crafts, music, and literature.