2015 festival includes performances by Alan Jeffries and Ross Neilsen.
Known as the ‘Little Festival That Could’, the 8th annual Larlee Creek Hullabaloo announced its 2015 performer line-up last week, bringing some of the best talent Atlantic Canada has to offer to the picturesque village of Perth-Andover, NB, August 5 – 9, 2015.
Festival performers this summer include, Alan Jeffries, The Divorcees, The Mellotones,The Navigators, Ian Sherwood, Coco Love Alcorn, Erin Costelo, Ross Neilsen, Terry Whalen, Mike Bochoff, Tomato/Tomato, E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes, Pretty Archie, and Shaun LeBlanc.
This year’s event will offer one of the few chances fans of Fredericton’s Ross Neilsen will have to catch him performing in New Brunswick this year.
“We don’t have a lot of NB stuff this summer,” said Neilsen. “The Hullabaloo. We play St. Andrews at the end of August and there’s a private function in there somewhere and then Harvest and that’s it. Folks who want I see my band should really make an effort. After Harvest, I don’t know when we’ll play again as I’ll be focused more on solo work and the band will go on a bit of a hiatus.”
Organizers of this year’s event will be programming a number of activities that will take place on the festival grounds and throughout the village.
“2015 is homecoming year in the Village of Perth-Andover and we’ve put together a program that really connects and concentrates on community. River Cruises, a Supper Series and free community shows will take place all around the Village,” said Heidi Baird, Artistic Director of the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo. “Plus we are bringing home a number of local favourites from past Hullabaloo’s, multiple emerging artists that will bring a lot of really fun energy to our late night stage, along with several very talented, well-loved East Coast musicians that will make their debut Hullabaloo appearance.”
Main stage performances will take place on the festival grounds on Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m. and Saturday evening, beginning at 6 p.m., kicking off with the always-anticipated Little Hullabaloo Songwriters’ Circle.
There will also be two workshops on Saturday afternoon off festival grounds, one focused on Songwriting and the second, an interactive workshop for all ages on various styles of washboard techniques.
During the event, festival-goers of all ages can experience free community concerts, including Perth-Andover’s Got Talent on Wednesday, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Perth-Andover Bandstand, Lunch in the Park, featuring “tastes” of several of our Friday night performers at the Perth-Andover Bandstand on Friday from 12 noon to 1 p.m., and a Supper Series at various local venues both Thursday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Concluding the festival on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., is Soul Songs at the Larlee Creek Baptist Church, offering an intimate two-hour singer-songwriter showcase.
For the complete five-day schedule, visit: larleecreekmusic.ca.
“We’ve added new ticket options for our Saturday program which will give our 2015 audience the flexibility to purchase an afternoon, evening or full day pass, but as per usual, our weekend pass will provide the most bang for your buck,” added Baird.