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…

Djugdjug Ensemble

Djugdjug Ensemble

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival   Saturday 10:30am, Clock Park; Saturday Noon, Parade (Just Us! Festival Tent)   This group combines traditional West African songs, rhythms, arrangements, and at times dance, with other musical and theatrical ideas to provide energetic and eclectic performances. Booming with the sound of djembes, dununs, horns, bells, shakers, and…

Rebecca Fairless

Rebecca Fairless

Sponsored by Devour! The Food Film Festival Saturday 9am, Farmers’ Market; Saturday 10am, Al Whittle; Saturday 3pm, Al Whittle     Born on the prairies and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rebecca Fairless writes songs that encompass both the warmth and the austerity of a bright Alberta sun in a wide winter…

Cassie Josephine

Cassie Josephine

Sponsored by Schoolhouse Brewery Saturday 3pm, Al Whittle; Saturday 10:30pm, Paddy’s Pub; Sunday 1pm, Festival Theatre   As front woman and songwriter for two Nova Scotia Music Week “Country Recording of the Year” nominated albums, Cassie Josephine is returning to the stage as a solo singer-songwriter. Her last album, Only Half Blue, brought together a…

Kaia Kater

Kaia Kater

Sponsored by The Grapevine Saturday 2:30pm, Festival Theatre; Saturday 7pm, Festival Theatre   A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her in…

Zakary Miller

Zakary Miller

Sponsored by The Stella Rose B&B Saturday 3pm, Al Whittle; Saturday 10:30pm, Paddy’s Pub; Sunday 10am, Festival Theatre   Citybilly, King of Canadiana Swing, Leader of The Yodelayhee Few, Zakary Miller has been called a lot of things, but when he was referred to as a “local phenom” by his Deep Roots peers in 2018,…

Matt The Music Man

Matt The Music Man

Sponsored by Brand Pro Inc. Saturday 1pm, Just Us! Festival Tent   Matt the Music Man (Matthew McFarlane) is an award-winning children’s musical entertainer! He’s also possibly the only musician around with a pirate hat and a platypus for a sidekick! Growing up, Matt was very shy and was bullied at school. He spent much…