While Canada’s music festival season is busy moving online, The Stratford Summer Music Festival has announced they will be presenting 30 live events on Stratford Ontario’s picturesque Avon River this July and August.
All events will be free and use their signature musicbarge, the Stratford Belle, to provide live music to an audience enjoyed from the shoreline.
In keeping with provincial guidelines concerning physical distancing, the barge will move up and down the river adjacent to the promenade to help ensure large groups do not congregate in single locations.
The free performances will occur Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 4 pm, from July 24 until August 23. Performers include Phillip Addis, Emily Hamper, Dayna Manning, Mark McIntosh, Rachelle Shubert, Paul Shilton, Hannah Thomas.
On July 20, the festival will host an Opening Night Gala online from Revival House in Stratford. Artistic Director Mark Fewer, will join artists Jens Lindemann, Tom Allen, Principal Harpist of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Lori Gemmell, Break Beat Poet Idris Goodwin, Phillip Addis and Emily Hamper.
Tom Allen‘s chamber musical “The Missing Pages”, will close the festival with a streamed online performance on Friday, August 21.
Visit stratfordsummermusic.ca for all the details.