14th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival

September 21-24, 2017  –  Wolfville, NS

For Immediate Release – June 21, 2017

The Deep Roots Music Festival is happy to announce its line-up for 2017. The annual festival takes place September 21st to 24th in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and surrounding area. Through partnerships with the Atlantic Presenters Association and RADARTS, and Canadian Heritage’s Canada 150 Program, the festival will bring in exciting and diverse acts such as Juno winners Alex Cuba, and The Swinging Belles, and to kick off the festival on Thursday, September 21st, Lennie Gallant with his multimedia spectacle, Searching for Abegweit. This incredibly popular show is a fitting introduction to a celebration of our roots, as our region shares the culture, language and traditions of the Mi’kmaq and Acadian people who lived here long before the Canadian confederation.

The Friday evening main stage at the Festival Theatre will feature the return of Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy, Yves Lambert Trio from Quebec, rising star Kaia Kater, songwriter supreme Corin Raymond, and the Latin styling of Alex Cuba.

We are thrilled that Coco Love Alcorn is also returning on Saturday, September 23rd for a main stage set with a special appearance by the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir. Joel Plaskett and his father Bill will present songs from their latest offering, Solidarity. The night will also feature 2 interesting collaborations: Aerialists will join Emily Millard, formerly Miss Emily Brown, and Mary Beth Carty will team up with Cape Breton legend Howie MacDonald.

A Festival Pass gets you in to all main stage shows, afternoon collaborations, and access to the Festival Club as ‘home base’ for the weekend. Passes are available for 3 or 4 days – tickets for individual shows often sell out in advance of the event.

If you feel like dancing, you’re in luck. Deep Roots will present 2 dances at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market this year, both late night events to start after the conclusion of the main stage shows and located only a short walk from the Festival Theatre.

A blues bash on Friday, September 22nd with a new and always great Kickin’ Mule Blues Band with the 15-piece Bluesmobile in tow. Saturday night is sure to please with the Yves Lambert Trio (former leader of La Bottine Souriante) and to top it off, Halifax sensation Roxy & the Underground Soul Sound!

Come to the Festival Tent on Saturday morning with your kids for some crafts. Prepare for The Fresh Beats Parade (12 noon) with hat, mask and instrument making, drumming, and dressing up with Wee Giant puppets followed by a puppet performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by The Maritime Marionettes, and a kids’ music show with The Swinging Belles!

Darrin Harvey will host the Closing Concert on Sunday. He will reveal the annual Valley Arts Award recipient, lead his band Bluesmobile in the Festival Finale, and introduce Cape Breton hillbilly rockers Pretty Archie as well as some great local Nova Scotia acts such as The Dearlies, Sarah McInnis, Naming the Twins and the Jill Boudreau Band.

Stay tuned for the full festival schedule and more details about The 2017 Deep Roots Music Festival.

Tickets are available on-line through and at any TicketPro outlet.

For additional information, media passes, and interview requests, please contact:

Jim Murphy, Publicity Director, Deep Roots Music Festival

Tel: 902-542-7668

Email:, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter — #DeepRootsMusicFestival

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