Deep Roots Music Festival
Usually every September, on the last full weekend of the month, the Deep Roots Music Cooperative brings an awesome blend of up-and-coming, alongside tried-and-true, performers to our festival stages. As well, the weekend includes free events for all ages.
In 2021, because of COVID 19, we had to shift gears, but in 2022 the Deep Roots Music Festival is coming back! This year we are proudly presenting our appreciative audience with Maritime darling Jenn Grant, the soulful sounds of AHI (pronounced “eye”), folk star Kaia Kater, hard-core troubadour Scott Cook, the intricate harmonies of Marla & David Celia, Appalachian folk duo Factory Girls, blues legend Garrett Mason, and seasoned veteran Jamie Junger with his Jungernauts in tow. You’ll also get a chance to hear songwriters Catherine Kennedy and Cassie Josephine on the Sunday afternoon main stage, the Festival Finale.
For those who love to sing, join the annual Sunday morning sing-along ‘Rise Up Singing’ featuring the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir at Festival Theatre, where food and cash donations will be accepted for the local Food Bank.
There are some musical options outside of the Festival Pass, ticketed separately. A Deep Roots Festival Kick-off Party in partnership with The Church Brewing Co. is in the works for Wednesday, September 21, and a Benefit for Refugees is planned for Thursday, September 22 at the Horton Performance Centre with festival favourites Coco Love Alcorn and Ian Sherwood, and a special appearance by Annapolis Valley Honour Choir. (The Deep Roots Music Co-op is partnering with The Canadian Red Cross to focus local donations on humanitarian aid.)
Wolfville Summer Concert Series
The Wolfville Summer Concert Series, a partnership between Deep Roots and the Town of Wolfville, runs throughout the summer, each Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Waterfront Park in Wolfville.
Presented at the Festival each September, the Valley Arts Award recognizes someone who is, or has been, a resident, has worked for the development and/or promotion of Valley artists, arts events, and/or culture; and has made a significant long-term contribution to the arts in the Valley.
Nominations should be in the form of a letter, or e-mail, outlining the contribution the individual has made to the cultural life of the region. For more particulars, click on above link and go to the Award page.