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As part of the Nova Scotia Music & Industry Awards Brunch at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre, in Truro, on Sunday, November 9th, forty-nine awards were handed out. The Deep Roots Music Cooperative was honoured to be the recipient of the Community Presenter of the Year Award. Pictured accepting the award are Peter Mowat, Board Chair, and Lisa Hammett Vaughan, Festival Committee Chair.
What a spectacular Deep Roots Festival weekend this year. And where to begin with so many measures of success?
The energy: Wolfville was vibrant and incredibly alive all weekend. The weather was fantastic, and the streets were full of new and familiar faces. Attending or participating in Deep Roots wasn’t even a requirement to feel the excitement and energy that Festival was bringing to our part of the Valley!
Donations: Over $1,000 was raised for the food bank at the Rise up Singing Show on Sunday morning, plus a whole carload of food. More than double the amount in cash and food compared to last year! Also, almost $300 was raised for Stanfest through the donation towers we had set up! A big thank you to all who donated in any way.
Programming: Feedback on programming was very positive. People liked the diversity of musicians on stage and we had several sold out shows. Workshops were well received, and the Fresh Beats Parade reported the largest attendance ever!
Ticket sales and audience: Festival pass sales were the highest since Deep Roots Festival began (11 years and counting). Not only were shows sold out, 90% of tickets overall were sold. Ticket revenue was about $10,000 more than anticipated and that is just so darn exciting!
All the free events/workshops were well attended. Survey feedback indicates we had visitors from almost every province in Canada, from numerous states in the US, and from Europe. How fantastic is that!
This year’s Festival involved some substantive changes: the food venue was moved to the curling rink, the Festival Club was expanded, some ticket prices were lowered, and the Sunday afternoon concert was “beefed up.” All these changes went smoothly and we think helped in creating one of our most successful festivals to date. Thanks again to one and all …
Two Dimensions of Music: Images from the Deep Roots Photo Team
Bruce Dienes, Steven Kennard, Colin DeWolfe
Jack’s Gallery: 450 Main St., Wolfville, NS
September 7th to 28th, 2014
The annual Deep Roots Music Festival could not happen without the support of our many sponsors. We cannot express our gratitude too often and we encourage people to support the many businesses who continue to believe in and help make our festival possible.
The logos of Partners, Patrons, Builders, and Grant providers, with live links to their sites, are here on our website – please take some time to check them out. We also want to acknowledge our Contributors and Friends.
Big thanks going out to all of you!
The Valley Arts Award is presented each year at the Deep Roots Music Festival to honour someone who lives (or has lived) in this area, and has made significant long-term contributions to the Arts in the Annapolis Valley.
We are happy to announce that Darrin Harvey is this year’s Valley Arts Award recipient. Click here to read all about Darrin’s ongoing involvement and contributions to the arts.
Our 2014 Deep Roots Music Festival Program booklet in now available for download in PDF format.
Although the deadline for early bird passes has now passed, Full Festival Passes are still a great bargain at $95 Adult, $69 Student, service and tax included. The Festival Pass grants admission to all ticketed events Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Festival Theatre and at the Al Whittle Theatre. The pass does not include the Late Night Shows at the Old Orchard Inn.
Only Festival Pass holders have access to the Festival Club and this year, not only is that a place to get refreshments throughout the weekend, it’s also a place to sit in on some spontaneous serious jamming by festival musicians.
Deep Roots is really pleased with the number of early bird passes sold this year, Obviously, people are making sure they get seats this year! It bears repeating … last year, shows sold out.
11th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival
September 26-28th, 2014, Wolfville, NS
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2014
WOLFVILLE, NS – This year the annual Deep Roots Music Festival takes place September 26th to 28th, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, The various venues will highlight a balance of great national, provincial, and local performers. Deep Roots Music Festival ‘Early Bird’ passes are available until June 30th. Your pass gets you in to main stage shows, afternoon collaborations, and the Festival Finale, as well as giving access to the Festival Club as ‘home base’, all weekend.
The lineup for this year’s festival is really starting to shape-up! The Early Bird Special– a ridiculously low price of $79 for a festival pass–is ongoing until June 30th. Still undecided? Here’s a sneak peek at our lineup confirmed so far.