Melissa Sue Labrador

Melissa Sue Labrador

Kespukwitk, Nova Scotia Visual Artist, Mi’kmaq Birch Bark Canoe Builder and Indigenous Land Guardian Sponsored by Friends of the Festival  Friday 2pm, KC Irving Centre   Visual Artist, birch bark canoe builder and Indigenous Guardian are just a few of the titles that Melissa Sue Labrador holds dear to her. Coming from the Wildcat Community…

Coconut Gaudet

Coconut Gaudet

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Saturday 10am, Just Us! Festival Tent Coco “Coconut” Gaudet is aptly named for her time in the jungles of Costa Rica, although originally her (deep) roots are from here in the Annapolis Valley. Artist by trade, child at heart, Coconut will be set up for all-ages face/body painting on…

HUSH

HUSH

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Saturday 2pm, Just Us! Festival Tent   Hannah Clausen and Scott Marsters come together to make up HUSH! HUSH is an acoustic duo, covering a wide variety of cover songs from the hits of years past, to current indie and radio favorites as well as local releases. You’re sure…

Curtis Phagoo

Curtis Phagoo

Sponsored by The Church Brewing Co Wednesday 7pm, Church Brewing Co; Friday Noon, Wolfville Memorial Library; Saturday 9am, Wolfville Farmers’ Market   A prairie singer songwriter from Alberta, Curtis Phagoo has one foot firmly planted in roots music, leaning on storytelling, truth, fiction, dark, and light. His other foot wanders in pop, and world music,…

Asif & Ava Illyas

Asif & Ava Illyas

Sponsored by The Church Brewing Co. Wednesday 7pm, The Church Brewing Co.   Asif Illyas is a veteran of 30 years in the Canadian music scene. He has won numerous awards for his work in the pop songwriting and producing realm as well as composing for film and TV features. His extensive touring experience in…

Wee Giant Theatre

Wee Giant Theatre

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Saturday 10:30am, Festival Theatre   Wee Giant Theatre performances and workshops are a unique blend of storytelling, clowning, dance, music, mask, colourful costumes, and puppets. Monika Wildemann, Artistic Director, creates the puppets, props & costumes, all made from recycled materials.  Moni’s larger-than-life Wee Giants have been the heart of…

Marilyn Manzer

Marilyn Manzer

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Saturday 10am, Baptist Church   Marilyn Manzer has taught and performed music in Wolfville for 30 years and taught Kindermusik® for over 15 years. The 2011 Valley Arts Award winner sings; plays piano and recorder; and has been music director for Women of Wolfville and school musicals. Shannon Lynch…

Ian Sherwood

Ian Sherwood

Sponsored by the WBDC Thursday 7pm, Horton Performance Centre; Friday Noon, Wolfville Memorial Library; Saturday 2:30pm, Festival Theatre   Ian Sherwood’s fifth studio album BRING THE LIGHT, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is filled with the same hooky cleverness that has endeared Sherwood to his audiences. This time, the deft work of Ledwell’s production brings Sherwood’s…