NbN Music Stage
River Mill Park Stage
Featuring Kobo Town, Heavyweights Brass Band and the Boxcar Boys
Grab some grub and enjoy some incredible music on River Mill Park Stage!
Kobo Town- 8:30pm & 10:30pm
Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.
The Box Car Boys- 9:30pm
The Boxcar Boys create their distinct and energetic sound by weaving together a captivating bevy of folk traditions, Dixieland jazz and Klezmer, all performed with a good time New Orleans spirit. Their shows are joyous acoustic celebrations featuring 6 inimitable musicians on clarinet, tuba, fiddle, trombone, accordion and washboard. Their debut album “Don’t Be Blue” placed them on the EJazzNews list of Best Canadian Jazz Bands and their sophomore release “Rye Whiskey” earned them a nomination for Instrumental Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2013).Their diverse and innovative sound has brought the band to a wide variety of venues and festivals including The WayHome Festival, The Toronto Jazz Festival, The Deep Roots Festival, Blissfest, The Blue Skies Folk Festival and The Ashkenaz Klezmer Festival.
Heavyweights Brass Band– 11:30pm
Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights’original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Like the music’s originators, the Heavyweights are unafraid to incorporate influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum, from pop hits of the day to original compositions, from R&B and funk throwbacks to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with the thread of adventuresome sophistication.
Thomson’s Canvas | 9pm & 10pm
River Mill Park Grass
Aerialist Lindsay Bellaire brings the work of Tom Thomson to life through ornate costuming and gravity defying movement. For 10 minutes, the aerialist will climb, wrap and twist to a soundscape inspired by his paintings.
Tale of a Town Muskoka/Parry Sound
The Other Side Gallery
The Tale of a Town Muskoka/Parry Sound is a lively art project that invites the audience to interact with local stories in unusual spaces through live performance and also digitally through interactive technology built as an extension to each locale. Combining live and recorded music, interview sound bytes, and video footage, this project is based on stories taken from neighbourhood interviews and memories about downtown Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Burk’s Falls and Sundridge, and are woven together to create a narrative tale that recounts the history of our town through personal stories of humour and courage using recorded interviews and live feed cameras on a tiny town Marquette.
River Mill Park Grass
An improvisational projection installation exploring motion using abstract shapes, colours, and forms through darkness with the medium of liquid light projections, and a variety of other media including prepared acetates, reflectives, glassware, and more.
On this Day, at this Time
Other Side Courtyard
Sandy McClennan & Beverley Hawksley
Walk a live video “red carpet” parade and see yourself on the big screen on this day, at this time. After their 15 seconds in the spotlight, participants are invited to punch a time card using a clock/stamp machine which prints the date and time, to the minute. A reminder and an opportunity to stop and realize where you are; to be “in the moment” as the saying goes.
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Next to Mill on Main
Diane Thoms, Suzanne Riverin, Barb Hartwick and Sherry Peddie
Enter the iconic painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by George Seura” in real life, in real time. Interact with the giant backdrop, live actors and capture a photo of yourself in one of the cut out characters in the painting.
River Mill Park Pergola
Come sit at a table surrounded by a collection of gothic characters in celebration of the harvest. Born of wood, stone, glass and vision, these larger than life sculpture invite you join them around their table and share that which you are thankful for.