Serena Ryder To Headline The Kingsville Folk Festival

Saturday March 9th, 2019

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Multi Juno Award winner Serena Ryder will headline the 2019 Kingsville Folk Festival on Friday, August 9th.

The Festival, which will be held August 9th to 11th in Lakeside Park in Kingsville, was started by John and Michele Law in 2014.

It was started under the umbrella of the Sun Parlour Folk Music Society whose mission is to bring world class folk, acoustic and world music, with

Each year, it donates a portion of its proceeds back into the community, through a program called the MAY FUNd (Music and Arts for Youth Fund), which provides financial support and scholarships for youth to access arts workshops, mentoring and lessons.

“When we moved to this area, we noticed there was no major folk music festival west of London,” said Kingsville’s Artistic Director Michele Law. “We decided to create a not for profit and try to develop a destination event for the area.”

The Festival has operated in the black since it began operation in 2014 and has been growing every year. Last year’s concert featuring Alan Doyle drew an estimated 2,000 music fans to Lakeside Park in Kingsville on Friday night.

“We’ve hit our stride in the last couple of years,” Michele said. “Word is spreading. People have really become aware of the Fest and they’re now reaching out to us, wanting to collaborate in some way to volunteer, sponsor, perform or partner. We’re very excited about what’s in store.”

In addition to a weekend of music, the Festival features culinary delights in a food village that features local ma and pa restaurants, a Celebrate Family area for children, an artisan market place promoting handcrafted Canadian originals, handsͲon activities and workshops, Pelee Island wines and Grove craft beer.

Early bird weekend passes  are currently available at a discounted rate of $80 for a limited time.

For information on festival tickets, accommodations and more visit www.kingsvillefolkfest.org.

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