Enjoy an old musical favourite or something new and different at the Up The Arts music stage Aug. 9-19. It’s free, so what do you have to lose.
From solo performers such as country star Crystal Shawanda to an all-star jam session, the Up The Arts stage at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion has it all. And there’s a refreshment tent.
Hosted by the Arts Council of Algoma, the Up The Arts stage is a great opportunity for new musicians to find an audience and for established musicians to try out new material or genres.
Friday August 10th: Colin Gasparelli , Mustang Sally, Paul Dellavedova Band
Saturday August 11th: Peter Mozoroski, Darren Emond, Sasa Jurko, The Revelators, The Barn Board Trio, Wyld Stallyns
Sunday August 12th: Guy Smith, Corey Marques-Norgoma Open Mic Poetry, Circular Vibrations
Thursday August 16th: Algoma All Star Jam Session Hosted by Christina Coutu
Friday August 17th: Madii Schomogyi Lime, Karl and the Prodigy Juggling duo,Hannah Lindsay, The Elements
Saturday August 18th: Jeff Hinich, Britta Wolfert, Mister Tahti, Crystal Shawanda, Mustang Heart
Sunday Aug 19th: Jackson Reed, Corey Marques Poetry, All Star Finale
But music is just part of what Up the Arts has to offer.
Fringe North International Theatre Festival presents 11 live theatre production.
The Arts Council will be holding art displays and competitions.
The Northern Ontario Book Fair brings authors and their books to the pavilion.
There’s a block party with the Downtown Association on Queen Street Thursday evening.
And there will be a whole bunch of free creative activities for kids.
Up The Arts is a collaboration of the Arts Council and Fringe North.
With funding from Canadian Heritage and support from the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the arts council has allocated spots and pays performers.
Service Canada has also provided funding to Fringe North and the Arts Council of Algoma and District to help create ten student employment positions in support of local youth.