Another piece of the 2017 Manitoulin Country Fest lineup was announced this morning with Dwight Yoakam filling the Friday night headlining spot at the annual event held in Little Current, Ontario.
Tis the season for festival lineup announcements. Manitoulin Country Fest has already announced Michelle Wright, Washboard Union, Meghan Patrick, Chris Buck, Western Swing Authority, Scotty James, The Abrams and Nicole Rayy for their 2017 event. Today they add two more talented Canadian artists….
Yesterday we posted our Mason Jar Session with Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin. Today we follow that session up with a great chat we had with one Canada’s brightest emerging country artists. Having spent the last few years writing in Nashville, Aaron has honed his songwriting skills and is set to release his debut album April 8th. Here is our hang with Mr. Goodvin, enjoy.
Our friends at Manitoulin’s Country 100.7 The Island announced the final piece of the lineup for this summer’s special 10th Anniversary of Manitoulin Country Fest which takes place August 4-7 in Little Current, Ontario on Manitoulin Island.
Manitoulin Countryfest is situated five minutes from the village of Little Current which is accessible via the swing bridge, the one we passed on the Songwriters Cruise at noon, south of Espanola and southwest of Sudbury. Therefore, all the necessities of life, including several good restaurants, are readily available. We chose Chinese food to fortify us for a return to the Countryfest site for Day Two’s shows which started at 6pm.
Day One of Manitoulin Country Fest is a wrap…perfect weather, a larger than ever crowd, great food vendors, and, oh yes what we came for, PHENOMENAL COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!! The one thing we don’t have is high speed internet connection in our motel. A photo journal by Anita Bell and our interview with Johnny Reid will be posted early next week.
We’ve been having a lot of discussion about Boots and Hearts over the past few weeks but there’s another country music festival happening in Ontario this weekend and Sound Check’s Mary-Rae Knapp will be on-site all weekend along with Anita James Bell who will be helping us out on the photography side of things. The festival is Manitoulin Country Fest and starting this Thursday it will play host to some of the biggest names in Canadian Country Music.