9th annual festival will take place in Perth-Andover, August 10-14.
(Halifax, NS) – Known as the ‘Little Festival That Could’, the 9th annual Larlee Creek Hullabaloo announces its fantastic 2016 performer line-up, bringing some of the best talent Atlantic Canada has to offer to the picturesque village of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, August 10 – 14.
Festival performers this summer include: J.P. Cormier, Old Man Luedecke, Fortunate Ones, Matt Minglewood, Andrew Waite and The Firm, Jens Jeppesen and Joel LeBlanc, Brent Mason, Earthbound Trio, Hat Fitz and Cara, Tyler Hache, EB Anderson and The Resolutes, Roxy and The Underground Soul Sound, Josh Bravener, The Blue Lane, Downtown Blues Band and Kill Chicago.
The five-day celebration offers multiple stages and showcases of various genres, including folk, roots, blues, bluegrass, rock and pop with several events taking place throughout the village in the days proceeding the festival grounds programming.
“The event will feature over 35 performances, with showcases lasting between 20-60 minutes, for a minimum of 34 hours of live entertainment,” said Heidi Baird, Artistic Director of the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo. “We are delighted to offer a diverse line up of individual and group performances, collaborative artist workshops, Songwriter Circles’, children’s entertainment, interactive audience workshops and performances throughout the community at local venues, river boat cruises along with free performances at local businesses, the public library and at the village bandstand.”
Main stage performances will take place on the festival grounds on Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, beginning at 12 noon and Saturday evening, beginning at 6 p.m., kicking off with the always-anticipated Little Hullabaloo Songwriters’ Circle and concluding with the Big Hullabaloo later that evening.
There will be a variety of interactive workshops over the weekend. Workshops will be focused on ‘Songwriting’, ‘Strings and Things’, and ‘A Brief History of Popular Western Music hosted by musician, Brent Mason. There will also be children workshops, including ‘Ukulele’ and ‘Sound Games’.
During the event, festival-goers of all ages can experience free community concerts, including Picnic in the Park, featuring “tastes” of several of Main stage performers at the Perth-Andover Bandstand on Friday from 11:30 am to 1 p.m., and a Supper Seriesat various local venues both Thursday and Friday.
Concluding the festival on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and often a festival highlight is Sunday in the Creek, an intimate singer-songwriter showcase at the Larlee Creek Baptist Church.