Deep Roots will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a bang.
Folk musicians and composers Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will return to Wolfville for the opening Main Stage on Sept. 27 to help Deep Roots celebrate its 10th anniversary. Jesse Winchester is one of the big headliners at Deep Roots. Winchester, a singer/songwriter with over 40 years in the music business, will be on stage Sept. 28 in Wolfville.
Another festival kick-off event at The Al Whittle Theatre on Thursday night will be a showing of the movie Road To Baleya, which features Deep Roots performers Tannis Slimmon and her husband Lewis Melville. They will be on hand to answer any questions after the movie.
Hosting the two Main Stage concerts at Festival Theatre on Friday and Saturday evenings will be David Myles and Coco Love Alcorn. Other Main Stage acts include Cuckoo Moon, Tannis Slimmon, Laura Smith, blues great Ray Bonneville, and Crabtree & Mills. Paul Mills, also known as Curly Boy Stubbs, produced Stan Rogers recordings and, more recently, astronaut Chris Hadfield while he was in space.
Also returning to Deep Roots Main Stage is Celso Machado, a Brazilian musician/percussionist who engages audiences in creating rhythms and soundscapes. He will also give a free children’s performance during the festival.
On Saturday night, the focus is Blues at the Barn, with Ray Bonneville and one of the most original and exciting young bands on the scene today, The 24th Street Wailers.
Sunday morning's Rise up Singing is a sing-along with festival artists in support of the Wolfville and Area Food Bank. Admission is by donation of cash or non-perishable food item.
Rick MacNab, Heather Kelday, The 24th Street Wailers, Beautiful Wild Animals and ORO! Orkestra will be part of the closing concert on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Festival Finale also features the presentation of the Valley Arts Award.
Tickets are available through any TicketPro outlet, including Wolfville's Box of Delights Bookshop.