Festival News

Press Release July 9, 2019

Tay Creek Folk Festival

Tay Creek Folk Festival is back for its twelfth year on the weekend of July 19 – 21, 2019 at Tay Creek on the Royal Road, near Stanley. What started as a one-day, grassroots event to provide a stage for the local musicians is now a three-day, family-friendly festival with 20 diverse music acts from across Canada. This is a place where music lovers from near and far can gather to play and appreciate a variety of folk, blues and blue grass, Celtic, country and light rock.

This year Tay Creek is delighted to welcome back festival alumni Rory Taillon and Brooklyn Doran, both from Ontario, as well as our Saturday night headliner, the local band Men From Earth.  Kicking off the main stage on Friday afternoon will be jessii the artist (Jessica Martin), an artist and musician currently based in Miramichi. Among other acts appearing for the first time at Tay Creek are MOROHUBU, a four-piece funk-rock band known for bringing an exciting and energetic vibe to the stage; original blues and rock trio Emily Burgess & The Emburys from Peterborough, Ontario; The Tortoise, the Hare, and the Millionaire, who are grounded in straight-shooting blues rock; Fredericton five-piece rock group Wicked Vices; Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres with their unique blend of jazz, hillbilly, and folk; and many other exciting performers. We also feature for the first time an all-female Songwriters’ Circle.

In addition to a packed music schedule designed to appeal to a wide audience, the festival hosts a Jam Tent for people to play and sing together, and activities for children including an Enchanted Forest, a treasure hunt, a sand box and space to kick a ball about.

Weekend and single day, afternoon or evening passes will be available at the gate at the full rate for the session, but until noon on Friday, 19 July discounted tickets are available online through our website www.taycreekfestival.ca.

Tay Creek (not to be confused with Taymouth) is 25 minutes north of Fredericton on Route 620 (the Royal Road). Tay Ridge Farm provides an idyllic setting with trails for hiking or biking, and the Tay river for swimming. Puddleducks Café and BBQ offer snacks and refreshments, and there are free camping and non-serviced sites for RVs. Tay Creek 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!)

Contact/follow: 1-506-367-3133, www.taycreekfestival.ca,@taycreekfest on Twitter and Instagram, and  Tay Creek Folk Festival on Facebook

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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.

Tickets available online at https://etixnow.com/series/tay-creek-folk-festival-2019


April 2019 press release

Tay Creek Folk Festival

1 April 2019 Press Release

Summer might seem far away, but it’s only 15 weeks to the 12th Tay Creek Festival on 19 – 21 July. What started as a one-day grassroots event has grown into a bijoux weekend festival, still ‘small but perfectly-formed,’ which over the years has drawn national and international musicians and showcased the extraordinary talent of New Brunswick to the appreciation of audiences of all ages. Along with being family-friendly, the weekend comes with a range of vendors, workshops, activities for children, an onsite café, and opportunities for hiking through the woods and swimming in the River Tay.

We are happy to announce that local favourites Men from Earth will be coming back this year, and we look forward to the first appearance at Tay Creek of Jessica Pearson and the East Wind (https://www.jessicapearsonmusic.com/), who hail from Ottawa.  Our full schedule will be published on 16 April, when Early Bird passes for the whole weekend will be available at a discounted price. There will be a limited number of these, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Tay Creek (not to be confused with Taymouth) is 25 minutes north of Fredericton on Route 620 (the Royal Road). The festival is held an idyllic setting of 600 acres with trails to the river. Parking and camping and free, 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 friends. For more details, check out the website www.taycreekfestival.ca

January 2019 Newsletter

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It’s another year and another Tay Creek festival! Make sure to mark 19 – 21 July on your calendar so you don’t miss our 12th annual weekend. As you look out of your window now you probably don’t see much inspiration for sunning yourselves or camping but don’t worry, the days are getting longer and you will light up your January blues by dreaming of a warm weekend in July.

We have a fun and festive weekend to look forward to including main stage acts such as Rory Taillon and Brooklyn Doran; making music in the Jam Tent; enjoying snacks and a BBQ at Puddleducks Café; hiking though 600 acres of woods and fields; and swimming in the creek. Children can explore the Enchanted Forest and join in games and activities. Dogs are always welcome.

There is plenty of room in the delightful tree-fringed fields for tents and RVs. Don’t forget to let us know if you plan to bring a motorhome so we can reserve your space.

Keep your eyes out for updates about Tay Creek 2019 on our Facebook page and our website (www.taycreekfestival.ca) and remember that it won’t be long before Earlybird tickets are available. We’ll be releasing our full line-up on April 16 and when we do, tickets will be on sale. There will be a limited number of these tickets, so don’t miss out!

In the meantime, mark March 8 on your calendar.  An evening of music honouring female artists of the 90s will be raising funds for our favourite two festivals: Tay Creek 2019 and The Living Roots Festival.  Details will be available on our Facebook page.

One last thing: we are always looking for more volunteers both in the run up to the festival and over the weekend itself. If you would like to earn free admission to the festival by helping out, or for any other information, please contact us at taycreekfestival@gmail.com.

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3888 Route 620
(Royal Road)
Tay Creek NB, E6B K2


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