Artfest Music 2018 Schedule

The Wonder of Canada

Artfest Kingston hosted a Song Writing Workshop for Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration. The result was a delightful folk song paying homage to our beautiful country, Canada, celebrating our freedom and diversity. Thank you to Hazel and David Wipper for crafting and performing the music and to Ian Russell Dennison for contributing his heartfelt poem for the lyrics. The Wonder of Canada is available to download for $1.99 on CD Baby.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Al & Alex Hearn 11am-11:20am

Euphonium Duets by the father and son duo Al and Alex Hearn, will open the festival on Saturday morning.

Sapph Decaf 11:30am-12:15pm

SAPPH DECAF is a new musical duo that's been charming Kingston, Ontario with their retro acoustic vibe and light-hearted banter since June 2017. Catch their two-part harmonies at Artfest Kingston.

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Meringes 12:30pm-1:30pm

The Meringues (Kingston, ON) are known for their high energy and often catastrophic stage-performances. Sometimes crowd members can't tell if Ted and Amanda are a fighting couple who's completely lost it on stage, or if it's just part of the show. Drawing influence from bands like July Talk, Dear Rouge, and the Beaches, The Meringues are always working on bringing new and exciting visual aspects to their performances.

On-stage, their antics and energy win over audiences immediately. In studio, they strive to capture the raw emotion and chaos displayed in their live-shows.

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Reflections 2:00pm-6pm

The Reflections band is a newly formed group of like-minded, spirited individuals - performing Rock Country Hits. The members are experienced and love to perform not only rock country, but a high energy selection of rock and roll, classic rock, and select country music, just for YOU!!

Band Members: Dave, Andre, Denis, Sam, Chris

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Canada Day Sunday July 1st

Julia Finnegan 11am-11:30am

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Julia Finnegan's heartfelt original music is influenced by legends such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.  She garners inspiration from the works of Amy Winehouse, Sarah Harmer,  and  Brandi Carlile, to name a few.  Although influenced by these great musicians Julia's sound is unique. Her heartfelt lyrics are poignant, clever, and thoughtful.

 

Billy Lyte 11:45-am-12:45

Billy Lyte is an acoustic guitar player from Collingwood, ON who is influenced by the best folk and country music of yesterday and today.  Lyte’s set list aims to appeal to many, playing songs that are fun and memorable.  Lyte’s captivating combination of blues harmonica with rockabilly guitar moves works to provide non-stop entertainment.

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The Meringes 1:00pm- 2:00pm

The Meringues (Kingston, ON) are known for their high energy and often catastrophic stage-performances. Sometimes crowd members can't tell if Ted and Amanda are a fighting couple who's completely lost it on stage, or if it's just part of the show. Drawing influence from bands like July Talk, Dear Rouge, and the Beaches, The Meringues are always working on bringing new and exciting visual aspects to their performances.

On-stage, their antics and energy win over audiences immediately. In studio, they strive to capture the raw emotion and chaos displayed in their live-shows.

Trilogy 2pm-6pm

From Funk to Romance!

Having collectively shared the stage with great bands like the The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, April Wine and many more, Artfest is excited to announce that the versatile band, Trilogy, will be performing this Canada Day long weekend at our Artfest Kingston show. It has become one of the most sought after shows throughout Ontario. Audiences everywhere are loving Trilogy’s inclusion of a full set of number one hits from the 70’s & 80’s,  straight from The Great Canadian Songbook.

These three well respected, multi-talented, top music industry professionals blend their talents to faithfully and accurately reproduce the sound of the artists they pay homage to. From James Brown’s funk, to the heart tugging Angel Eyes by Jeff Healey, Trilogy has an unfaltering professionalism so be sure to check them out at the show.

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Monday, July 2nd

Hailiah Knight

Hailiah is a Canadian musician, singer songwriter, best known as a vocalist in her indie pop-rock project under her own name Hailiah. She collaborates frequently with other artists for live performance but also plays solo with piano, guitar and a loop pedal creating a chorally influenced backdrop of sound.

She has performed across southern Ontario opening for other artists such as Walk Off The Earth, Lights, The Strumbellas and most recently, Mother Mother. She has also worked with artists such as Rajaton, The Nylons, Sarah Quartell, Mike Cassells and many others giving her a diverse background.

Hailiah’s debut EP HAILIAH, was released in May 2016. She has gone on to release a single ‘From Winston to Julia’ in 2017 and most recently a single called Hunters featuring rapper Brizzy Beatz and Joel Wesley in 2018. All of her music can be found online through iTunes, Spotify ect. She is currently working on a new music and performing in various venues from Toronto to Montreal.

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Trilogy 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

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Full Circle 2:30pm to 6pm

This Canada Day long weekend at Artfest Kingston 2018, put on your dancing shoes and sing along with Full Circle. Their terrific harmonies and cool take on upbeat songs will have you saying “I love this song," and put a smile on your face.

NEW to Artfest, we welcome this group and invite you to soak up their cool tunes and warm vibes - you'll be sure to have a groovin' time!  The band will be performing Monday, July 2nd from 2:30 to 6pm on the main stage at the Food and Beer Tent.   

 

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About the Band Members:

David Wipper (guitars, mandolin)

David has a solid background in recording and concert performance. You can hear his distinctive style on the Grammy Award winning hit song Black Velvet, and many others. Recording highlights include: Alannah Myles (platinum), Amanda Marshall (platinum), Dan Hill (Platinum), Rita Coolidge, Lulu, Marc Jordan, Robert Priest, country artist Sarah Smith, Voice, Strings & Melody Fair.

Sherri Jackson (vocals, rhythm guitar)

Sherri has performed solo and with various groups as lead and harmony vocals and rhythm guitar over the past 30 years. Most recently she headed String Theory and The Ecclectix, and developed a loyal following in the Georgian Bay area. She is the founder and director of an independent elementary school focused on music and the arts.

Hazel Wipper (vocals, percussion)

Haze began singing in folk festivals with Jesse, placing second in an Ontario-wide contest. She and David gained public acclaim in Toronto with The Decades. Hazel is also the vocalist for VoiceStrings and Melody Fair.

Glenn Hoag (bass)

Glenn has played bass with many groups over the years, from jazz to pop, classic rock and blues. Most recently, he worked with acclaimed bands String Theory and The Ecclectix. Glenn brings a solid groove to Full Circle's classic hit list.

The Wonder of Canada

Artfest Kingston hosted a Song Writing Workshop for Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration. The result was a delightful folk song paying homage to our beautiful country, Canada, celebrating our freedom and diversity. Thank you to Hazel and David Wipper for crafting and performing the music and to Ian Russell Dennison for contributing his poem for the lyrics. The download is available for $1.99 on CD Baby.

Lyrics: Ian Russell Dennison
Music: David Wipper on guitar and Hazel Wipper on vocals and percussion

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Posted on June 8, 2018 .