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Sunday August 14th, 2016

Posted at 5:37pm

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Today marks the final day of the third annual Kingsville Folk Festival, but if you have time to make it out this evening there will still be plenty to enjoy.

The afternoon is filled with children’s activities and musicians workshops, which feature multiple artists playing on smaller, more intimate stages. These events give the performers a chance to spend a bit more time talking about their craft while sharing the stage at the same time as others who are performing throughout the weekend.

Allison Brown, local musician and host of Border City Roots on CJAM 99.1 FM really enjoys these workshops, saying that they are “where the magic happens.”

Last night Brown spent time as an MC for the festival, and this evening will be playing as part of the Willie P. Bennett Tribute, but is mostly just thrilled to see an event like this happening locally.

“There are festivals like this going on all over Ontario that I’ve been going to for years,” she says, “but it’s great to be able to attend one so close to home.”

Brown has also spent some time talking with local business owners, and feels that the festival’s “ripple effect has been palpable,” with many restaurants seeing a packed house for most of the weekend.

The Kingsville Folk Fest will close off tonight with headliner Alex Cuba, who takes the main stage at 9:20 p.m. Tickets are still available at the gate for $50.

Allison Brown, festival MC and host of Border City Roots.

Alysha Brilla playing an acoustic workshop on the Creekside Stage.

 

A “coast to coast” folk music workshop, featuring tonight’s headliner Alex Cuba (second form left).

 

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