LITTLE CURRENT—It’s back! Manitoulin Country Fest will saddle on up to its Flat Rock Entertainment Centre grounds starting this Thursday, August 11 through to Sunday, August 14 with some big names heading to Manitoulin for the famed event.
The show gets underway this Thursday night at 7 pm with Kelly Prescott. Next up is Jason Blaine from 8:30-9:30 pm followed by headliner Tenille Townes from 10 to 11:15 pm.
On Friday, the fun gets started at 4:30 pm with the sounds of Lemon Cash until 5:15 pm when it’s fan favourite River Town Saints from 5:45 to 6:30 pm. Next on the Country Fest stage is Tyler Joe Miller from 7 to 8 pm followed by The Reklaws at 8:30 pm and who are no strangers to Manitoulin.
The Friday night show is rounded out with the return of Johnny Reid, Manitoulin’s favourite Scot, at 10 pm.
Also Friday night, the Songwriter Showcase cruise featuring Lemon Cash, River Town Saints, Kelly Prescott and Beverley Mahood will ply the North Channel with a special guest courtesy of North Channel Cruise Lines.
Those lucky enough to get tickets to this special Country Fest feature will have the chance to listen to talented artists perform their music and share their stories around the songs they have written, all while enjoying a delicious meal and scenery.
On Saturday, The Argues start the show at 2 pm followed by Danielle Todd at 2:45 pm, Owen Barney at 4 pm and Tim and the Glory Boys at 5:30 pm.
Saturday evening is rounded out with the talented Wilkinsons at 7 pm followed by Steven Lee Olsen at 8:30 pm and the Country Fest headliner Lonestar at 10 pm. Lonestar’s super 1999 hit “Amazed” is perhaps one of the most recognized country ballads to this day.
The Country Fest grounds also feature a ‘kid zone’ with bouncy castles and face painting, on-site camping, beer gardens and lots of vendors, so don’t forget your wallet!
Adult weekend passes are $190; youth (10-15) weekend passes are $140 and VIP tickets are $300 (HST included).