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Wednesday August 3rd, 2016

Posted at 7:14pm

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, Garnet Rogers and Alex Cuba headline the 3rd annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival at Lakeside Park in Kingsville.

Taking place next weekend, award winner and beloved festival crowd pleaser Garnet Rogers headlines Friday evening, Polaris & multi-award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie headlines her only Ontario SOLO show Saturday evening and Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba ends the festival on a high note, main stage Sunday evening.

Diversity continues to shine on main stage and session stages with performances by Merit Award winner, Portuguese Fado performer Tony Gouveia, Alysha Brilla a Juno nominee Tanzanian – Canadian of the Indian diaspora, Juno winner Quique Escamilla, Iranian born power guitar player Maneli Jamal and young Kaia Kater, whose music has landed her in the spotlight on NPR and Rolling Stone magazine.

Classic award-winning folk performers include Connie Kaldor, The Laws, Bill Bourne, Gordie Tentrees & Jaxon Haldane, alongside local favourites Dale Butler, Francine Leclair, Whoa Nellie and many more.

Children will be treated to the magic and balloon artistry of Jangles the Magical Clown, the hilarity of Butterfingers and the silliness of Magoo.

There will be more than 30 performers and over 100 performances throughout the weekend. Main Stage performances run evenings from pm to 11pm. Performers interact on the popular session/workshop stages Saturday and Sunday from  to 5:30pm.

The spotlight will also be turned on 5 finalists in the 1st annual Canada South Songwriters Contest, with the winner opening Main Stage on Saturday night and the MAY FUNd (Music and Arts for Youth) bursary awarded Sunday night to an area high school student to further their education in the arts.

Festival goers will also enjoy ethnic foods in the Mosaic food village, partake of award-winning Pelee Island Wines and Lonsbery Farms Brewing Company craft brews, while delighting in fine arts and crafts from prominent artisans.

For more information, tickets, accommodation specials visit www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

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