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

Peace Arts eXcellence (PAX), a grass roots, not-for-profit organization that aims to promote independent and collaborative artistic efforts in music, visual arts, fine crafts, and literature, as well as offer a new experience in learning, relaxation, and appreciation and respect for the environment.

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