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Here’s a Nice Ontario Summer Music Festival Out in the Country

I’ve been to Riverfest Elora a couple of times and each year, it gets better and better. The 2015 edition of the festival will take place at Bissel Park in Elora, Ontario–a very nice spot along the Grand River–on August 14-16. Here’s the lineup:


Sam Roberts Band (closing)

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings




The Boo Radley Project

Bass Lions



Metric (closing)

New Pornographers

Alan Doyle (Of Great Big Sea)

Sarah Harmer

Tokyo Police Club

The Planet Smashers


The Meligrove Band

The Wooden Sky

Donovan Woods

Stretch Orchestra

The River and the Road

Safe As Milk

The Lay Awakes



Bruce Cockburn (closing)

Shakey Graves

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)

Ameilia Curran

The Acorn


The Elwins

The Burning Hell (Presented by Kazoo! Fest)

Bruce Cassidy’s Hotfoot Orchestra

Jordan Klassen



3 day weekend passes:  $140

Day passes: Friday – $60, Saturday – $80, Sunday – $60

Tickets are available at:

Elora @ Ashanti

Fergus @ Van Galis Cafe and Inn

Guelph @ Bread Bar

KW @ Orange Monkey Records

Online here.

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