Sawdust City Music Festival Returns To Gravenhurst For The Third Year

Today, Sawdust City Music Festival presented by TD, is excited to announce the festival’s return to beautiful historic “Sawdust City” Gravenhurst, ON this coming August long weekend. The third annual 3-day multi-venue music festival will take place August 2nd to 4th, and will feature headliner’s Bill & Joel Plaskett. The festival will also include musician and actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, The Tudors, Downton Abbey, The Commitments), The Sadies (Dallas and Travis Good are the sons and nephews of The Good Brothers – the long time closing band of the Music on the Barge),  singer-songwriter Emm Gryner, and award-winning blues artist Shakura S’Aida. The weekend will include two evenings at the Opera House, a Songwriters’ Circle, Music on the Barge, Free Sunday Kids Zone, and a vendor village in Gull Lake Rotary Park. Limited Weekend & VIP Packages are on sale now. Full details can be found below and at

Stay tuned for more announcements – including details on other participating venues, programming, and additional artists.

“Sawdust City Music Festival was one of the highlights of my summer. The Festival was intimate, musical, and a great gathering. I loved playing it and I hope I get the chance to do it again.” – Jim Cuddy, 2017 Festival Headliner

“Miranda’s passion and excitement for the world of music & the arts is very contagious. This music festival provides a great venue for so many to enjoy the gift of music that enhances the lives of adults and children. The Gravenhurst community & visitors are very appreciative of her dedication and time she has devoted to making this event the best it can possibly be. An amazing success!” – Paul Kelly – Mayor of Gravenhurst

“Sawdust City Music Festival was one of my very first festival experiences in Canada and I was so welcomed by the organizers. The high calibre of artistry at this festival was truly astonishing and I made some friendships and connections that will last for a long time. It was clear to me that the wider community of Gravenhurst was hungry for this level of musical offering. This is a gathering that should be supported in its future success!”  – Jeremy Dutcher, Artist 2017

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