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Main Stage Entertainment 2024

On the Main Stage (Herriott at Gore Street)


10:00 am – CR5 Bluegrass Band

This contemporary 5-piece bluegrass ensemble was voted ‘Most Promising Group’ at 2018 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards, nominated for ‘Gospel Group Of the Year’
in 2018 and 2019, and nominated for ‘Recording Of the Year‘ in 2016.  George, Jim, Dan, Marc & Christine.

11:00 am – Opening Ceremonies / Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association Awards

Bringing greetings for 2024 and syrup & booth award presentations celebrating our local & 4H producers

11:30 am – The Receivers

Playing Irish, Bluegrass, and Contemporary Traditional, the group was
nominated in 2023 for a Canadian Folk Music award in Vancouver B.C for their first EP. The band features Fern & Willow Marwood, Millie Shadgett and Murray Shadgett

12:30pm – Maplefest ‘Wood Cookie’ Challenge

The sawdust flies at the annual ‘Cross-Cut Saw’ and The fastest ‘Sap Tapping’ Competitions. Teams race to drill holes for their sap spiles and buckets using a traditional brace and bit and then take turns wielding an old-time ‘back & forth’ cross-cut saw.  Fastest ‘wood cookie’ wins!

Register your team! 


1:30pm – ‘Crooked Creek’ Bluegrass

An energetic 5-piece Montreal-based bluegrass and Canadian roots music band featuring local Lanark County boys Jono Townsend and Tim Loten. The group released an all-original self-titled four-track EP in 2021.

Catch ‘Crooked Creek’ on Bandcamp at: https://jonotownsend.bandcamp.com/album/crooked-creek


2:30pm – Valley Mountain Band

This high energy, boot stompin’ country band from Limoges, Ontario is fronted by married duo Rory and lead singer/bassist Julia Mayhew. Their first release, a cover of The Chicks’ song “Cowboy Take Me Away”, climbed to the #2 spot on The Canadian Indie Country Countdown in August of 2020.

Check out their website:


And thanks to our Tay Basin Stage Sponsors for their generous support!

On the Tay Basin Stage

10:30am–1:30pm – Three2Go 

This fun-loving Rock n’ Roll band features Mike Irvin, Iqbal Umar and Barry Armstrong playing the hits for all to enjoy on the Tay Basin stage near the Crystal Palace.


2:00-3:30pm – Eric Uren and Meghan Balogh

Eric Uren performs regularly at clubs, pubs and festivals in Kingston and the Rideau Lakes region, as lead singer for the folk-rock band ‘Mississippi Station’ and as an occasional collaborator with ‘Young Petty Stones’. His duo partner and fiddler/singer Meghan Balogh has immersed herself in folk and Irish music with the Celtic groups ‘Seventh Town Ceili Band’, ‘The Gertrudes’ and the trad Irish
trio ‘No Great Mischief’.


Roaming the Festival…On the Streets

King of Swingers

This eclectic and road-ready 4-piece good-time band is
one of the hardest-working and well-travelled groups
in the area, providing music and laughter wherever
they land.  ‘Asphalt is their stage, smiles are their wage’.