Meet some of our amazing entertainers for this year's festival!
The Firelights Belly Dance Troupe
At 17 Jana was on the road as a singer songwriter in the 70s to 80s when live music was a 6 night a week gig. She then branched out on her own with an all original band called Jana Reid and In Accord, a popular Toronto band where she co wrote most of the material .. She did a number of theatrical productions , and tried her hand at stand up comedy. By the 90s she aimed her talents towards country which was re emerging ,and had a successful band ” Jana Reid and Kickstart ” playing 3 or 4 nights a week but stopped performing to raising a family and put her exeperience into Artist management , as vice president of a management company that represented juno award winning country artists as well as the actor Leslie Nielsen. Locally she has perforned in several plays at the Brighton Barn Theater, sang at several events for Westben and sung locally doing a variety of genres including jazz, celtic, blues and pop.
Tuborg is a folk trio from Campbellford made up of Ken Grant (bass), Wode O’Ray (guitar, banjo), and Cindy McCredie (guitar, banjo). We play a wide variety of music from classics to recent hits and play our own take on well-known songs, Our laid-back style and three-part harmonies are a great way to start your day at the festival.
Matt Chi (Sinista) born and raised Canadian hip hop artist started his music career back in 2017, 7 albums out with #8 on the way in October, Matts has always been very passionate about his music, and his lyrical flow brings in new viewers every day, he’s done many live shows around Ontario and hopes for many more. He also works with a variety of artists alongside Andy Thompson who is the owner of the recording studio, you can find Matt’s music on all streaming platforms.
Patrick Kelleher plays a unique folk/rock style of music that people of all ages can enjoy! He’s been teaching over 50 students (ages 8-83) per week in his home studio in Trent Hills since January, 2004 and his original music can be found on all of your favourite streaming sites.
The Blindsided Blues Band brings a mixture of foot-tapping blues, rock and a bit of country. For the summer of 2022 we have Mick Manning on vocals, peter Thorn on guitar, John Stewart on bass, Richard Gartner on keys, Ian Davis on sax, and Chris Lingard on percussion.
Ken Tizzard and Music for Goats
Ken Tizzard and Music for Goats
Tizzard has made a major mark on the Canadian rock scene as the powerhouse bassist in The Watchmen and Thornley, and remains an active member of The Watchmen. Between those two bands, he is featured on six gold and platinum records, and, wearing his rock ‘n roll hat, Ken has toured internationally, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and played such major venues as Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.
Over the past 15 years, Ken has carefully crafted his other persona, that of an eloquent rootsy singer/songwriter now with eight solo albums under his belt. These releases cover wide stylistic terrain, but all showcase Tizzard’s now well-honed skills as both a songwriter and tasteful interpreter of other people’s material. Currently Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats combine classic country and Americana featuring Ken Grant (bass), Neil Lucy (guitar) and Steve Dagg (drums).
Cheryl Casselman Trio
The Cherly Casselman trio blends original material with interesting interpretations of folk, pop, rock, jazz and country melodies. The trip utilizes many years of professional preforming, recording, and songwriting experience to produce a unique acoustic style that has wide audience appeal.
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