2019 Valley Arts Award – François Côté
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2019 Valley Arts Award – François Côté

For Immediate Release – August 18th, 2019   Deep Roots announces 16th Valley Arts Award WOLFVILLE, NS – First presented in 2004 to Jack Sheriff, founder of Theatre Arts Festival International and the Kipawo Showboat Company, the Valley Arts Award honours individuals who have made a significant long-term contribution to the arts in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. The presentation…

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers

Sponsored by Long & McQuade Fri., Sept. 27, 7:00pm: Kings County Museum Sat., Sept. 28, 3:00pm: Idle No More: Truth and Reconciliation, Al Whittle Sun. Sept. 29, 1:00pm: Festival Finale, Festival Theatre An established Mi’kmaq artist, Alan Syliboy’s work is influenced by the indigenous Mi’kmaq rock drawing, and quill weaving traditions. Working in acrylic and mixed media, Alan creates…

Catherine MacLellan

Sponsored by Mud Creek Rotary Club Thurs., Sept. 26, 7:00pm: Horton Performance Centre The Song and The Sorrow, NFB film (42 min) Catherine MacLellan (duo performance), 8:00pm Musician Catherine MacLellan, the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan, grew up surrounded by her father’s music. He committed suicide when she was 14. Two decades after…

Chris Robison

Sponsored by Colby Clarke Fri., Sept. 27, 1:40pm: Festival Tent Fri., Sept. 27, 10:00pm: Paddy’s Pub Sat., Sept. 28, 10:45am: Farmers’ Market Sat., Sept. 28, 1:30pm: Geometry of Songs: Circles, Triangles and Squares, Al Whittle (PLEASE NOTE, Chris Robison will be at Paddy’s on Friday, not Saturday as indicated in the festival schedule.) After growing up in Port Colborne on Lake…

Coco Love Alcorn

Sponsored by The Box of Delights Bookshop Sat., Sept. 28, 7:00pm: Main Stage, Festival Theatre Sun. Sept. 29, 10:00am: Music as Medicine, Songs That Heal, Festival Theatre Coco is the queen of the collaboration, the gel of the jam. Her shows are an invitation to connect, an invitation to sing, and an invitation to be swept…

David Francey

Sponsored by Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant Fri., Sept. 27, 12:00pm: Patio Concert: Wolfville Memorial Library Sat., Sept. 28, 2:30pm: Songwriter Circle, Festival Theatre Sat., Sept. 28, 7:00pm: Main Stage, Festival Theatre Sun. Sept. 29, 10:00am: Music as Medicine, Songs That Heal, Festival Theatre “David’s straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people and real places. Poetic perception and a keen…

Djugdjug Ensemble

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival Sat., Sept. 28, 11:00am: Drum Circle, 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 voice, the ensemble will lead the Drum Circle…

Donna & Andy

Sponsored by Friends of the Festival  Sat., Sept. 28, 1:15pm: Family Show, Festival Tent Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are the international performing duo, Donna & Andy. Their musical excellence has been recognized with a Juno nomination and multiple ECMA awards. Donna & Andy have performed for over 600,000 audience members at schools, festivals and stages throughout…