Tickets sales have started for the upcoming season of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, giving locals the chance to pick up tickets for dozens of concerts and other performances throughout the summer.
The season offers concerts, comedy shows, waterfront movies and other special events. A few festival favourites will be returning to the stage, including Jim Cuddy, Bruce Cockburn, guitarist Jesse Cook and blues artist Colin James. The programming will feature Canadian musicians including Grammy-nominated folk artist Bahamas and 2019 Juno Award winner Jeremy Dutcher, a member of the Tobique First Nation who recorded and transcribed Wolastoq songs from 1907 to create an album of original songs that incorporates the voices of his ancestors. There will also be a special performance by the Queer Songbook Orchestra that celebrates Queer voices through pop music and the concert will be part of the annual Muskoka Pride Festival.
“Without a doubt, our 2019 season will feature some of the most diverse and entertaining shows that we have ever offered,” said Dan Watson, executive director of Huntsville Festival of the Arts. “Our goal is to offer an eclectic and diverse line-up and pushing the boundaries by bringing shows to the region which otherwise wouldn’t be accessible.”
For those interested in performing arts, the summer will feature the Huntsville Theatre Company as they present Broadway After Dark, a performance that takes on songs from musicals such as Rocky Horror, Avenue Q and the Book of Mormon. Mad Raven Productions will be presenting the musical Huntsville: A Choral History, telling the story of Huntsville from its start as an undiscovered town to its status as a recognized destination.
The Algonquin Outfitters Paddle on Comedy Festival will give attendees the chance to go by stand-up paddle board, canoe or kayak from the town docks to a mid-river comedy show while hip-hop lovers attend a night of talent hosted by award-winning local Taktikz Hip Hop.
To learn more about the line-up of concerts, shows and performances or to purchase tickets online, visit the festival website.