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Jann Arden Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.  The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album “Time For Mercy” featuring the hit single, I Would Die For You.
Johnny Reid Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by album sales totaling over 1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours.
The Jim Cuddy Band With sales of more than four million records and eleven JUNO Awards, Blue Rodeo has established itself as one of Canada’s leading contemporary rock bands. Founded in 1984 by lead singers, guitarists and songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, the band’s success and longevity are widely attributed to their love of touring, their active connection with their fans, and their unwavering commitment to pushing their creative limits.
Ian Tyson Ian Tyson is 81 now. And he’s still going strong. Still touring.  Still running the Tyson ranch south of Calgary. Still watching the West as he’s seen it change — and not always for the better. Still writing about love, horses, and the country and sky he loves. And he’s still facing the future with a mixture of optimism and resignation.
Sylvia Tyson Sylvia Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally acclaimed folk duo, Ian and Sylvia. She wrote her first song, You Were On My Mind, in 1962, and three years later it reached #3 on the Billboard chart for a group called We Five, subsequently hitting the British charts as a hit for Crispian St Peter.
Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner.
Autumn Hill It’s anchors aweigh for the next chapter of Toronto’s Autumn Hill.
Joel Plaskett Emergency Joel Plaskett returns with one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career. Proving that he can be all things to everybody, the rock veteran offers up a wide mix of styles on Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy-go-lucky rhyming talents, carefree memories of growing up in Nova Scotia, and a little bit of anger at the forces making life tougher these days.
Lori Yates Her life provides ample source material for her art. Her evolution as a singer/songwriter echoes her journey as a human being.  At the top of her game lyrically and vocally, it’s no surprise her new recording, Sweetheart of the Valley is being called her best work.  Her lyrical observations are gritty, tender, and poignant, sung through a voice that few can equal. Some call her Canada’s answer to Emmylou Harris.
Rheostatics Ever bound for ragged glory, Rheostatics have occupied a unique place in the Canadian music landscape, pulled together and apart for nearly forty years, never settling on just one way of being a band. Sublime, destructive, iconic.
JJ Shiplett Calgary singer-songwriter JJ Shiplett has much to celebrate following his final performance as direct support for multi-platinum entertainer Johnny Reid on the “What Love Is All About” 2016 national tour.  Over the course of two months, the highly praised cross-Canada run produced 47 shows in 35 cities including numerous sold out performances and multiple nights in Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Kitchener, as well as a notable stop at the world renowned Massey Hall in Toronto before closing out on  April 4th in Corner Brook, NL.
Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.
Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies were formed in Toronto in 1985 after guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins and long-time friend and musical partner, bassist Alan Anton, recruited Michael’s sister, singer Margo Timmins and brother, drummer Peter Timmins to join them.
The Redhill Valleys The Redhill Valleys are an original 3-piece Folk/Rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul, the newly formed trio are forging a musical path all their own. The collaboration of guitarist Danielle Beaudin, bassist Chelsea McWilliams and drummer Tim Allard is built upon a common dedication to the craft of songwriting, unifying the poetic ease of their lyrics with unforgettable melodies, harmonies and guitar riffs.

Johnny Reid to Headline Day 2 of the Picnic!!! 

Also Featuring Performances by Ian Tyson,
Sylvia Tyson, Autumn Hill, Lori Yates, JJ Shiplett,
The Redhill Valleys & more!!! 
Tartan Army, KX 94-7 and KX 96 Listeners Club
Pre-Sale Starting Today!!! 

Sunday August 28, 2016
Gates at 11AM · Show at 12PM 

Christie Lake Conservation Area
1000 Highway #5 West
Dundas, Ontario 


Tickets available online at
or by calling 1-888-732-1682
Also Available at Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke Street South
and Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street in Hamilton, Ontario 

HAMILTON, CANADA (April 26 2016): September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced today that Multiple CCMA and JUNO Award winning country artist, Johnny Reid, will be headlining the first-ever Day 2 of the Harvest Picnic on Sunday August 28, 2016.  This will be Reid’s only Canadian festival date in the summer of 2016.  Reid will be joined by country song-writing legend Ian Tyson, new country act Autumn Hill, local alt-country songwriter Lori Yates, country and folk songwriter Sylvia Tyson, Calgary-based roots artist JJ Shiplett and folk/rock group, The Redhill Valleys. Gates open at 11AM and show starts at 12PM. Many more acts will be announced for Day 1 and 2 of the Harvest Picnic in the coming weeks.

Harvest Picnic Producer/Founder, Jean-Paul Gauthier, stated, “The Tartan Army (Reid’s listeners club), country music fans and Harvest Picnickers are in for a glorious, good-old fashioned Sunday Picnic filled with great music, food and outdoor fun”.  Gauthier added, “We are extremely excited to have Johnny Reid for his only Canadian summer festival date along with Ian, Sylvia and the rest of the Sunday line-up.”

Reid performs at the Picnic for the first time in 2016. His most recent tour included sold-out shows across Canada in support of his recent release, What Love Is All About. The album earned him a JUNO for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.  Reid has won 11 Canadian Country Music Awards and 5 JUNOS. To date, Reid’s DVD and CD sales have totalled more than 1 million units in Canada.

Country song-writing legend, Ian Tyson, best known for writing Four Strong Winds (performed with Sylvia Tyson) also joins the Harvest Picnic line-up for the first time.  Tyson is a multiple CCMA and JUNO award winning artist with 13 solo albums to his credit. Tyson was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. In 2006, Four Strong Winds was selected by CBC Radio One listeners as the Greatest Canadian Song of All Time.

Sylvia Tyson’s first commercial recordings were part of 13 album history with Ian Tyson. The two formed the country & folk duo, Ian & Sylvia, in the early 60’s.  They recorded the album, The Great Speckled Bird in 1970, produced by Todd Rundgren. The album helped to lay the foundation for what would become country rock, progressive country, and finally new country. Ian and Sylvia parted ways in 1977. Sylvia went on to establish a solo career and to host the CBC Network radio show, Touch The Earth and a national CBC Television show, Country In My Soul. Sylvia Tyson was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1992. She is also currently part of the all-female folk group, Quartette.

Autumn Hill is a new country music duo that formed in 2013. They have since become the first country act to successfully crossover to pop radio since Shania Twain.  The duo received a 2016 JUNO nomination for their album, Anchor, which is also receiving heavy airplay on country radio.

Lori Yates was considered an alt-country singer long before the term existed.  Yates burst onto the Queen St. scene in Toronto in the 80’s. Her most recent release, Sweetheart of The Valley, has been met with critical acclaim garnering her worldwide airplay.

Calgary roots artist, JJ Shiplett, attracted the attention of Johnny Reid who now manages and mentors him. Shiplett has been performing with Reid and was the opening act for Reid’s 2016 Canadian tour. 

The Redhill Valleys are an original 3-piece Folk/Rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul, the newly formed trio are forging a musical path all their own. The band releases their debut self-titled album this evening at The Spice Factory, in downtown Hamilton.

Pre-Sale tickets are available to Johnny Reid’s Tartan Army listeners club, as well as KX 94-7 and KX96 listeners clubs through, Picks and Sticks and Dr. Disc starting today until midnight on Friday.  The pre-sale offers listeners club members the opportunity get tickets before they are all gone for a discounted price of $65.00.

Tier 1 early bird tickets go on sale at 10AM on Saturday April 30th for $69.50 which is in effect until midnight on Sunday May 15th. Tier 1 two-day passes are $149.50 until June 30th. Tickets are available through, Picks in Sticks and Dr. Disc in Hamilton.

Listeners who previously purchased tickets for Saturday’s Harvest Picnic, can upgrade their ticket to a 2-day pass for $60 starting today. Listeners who purchased through Ticketfly will be contacted by Ticketfly with additional details.  Listeners who purchased Day 1 tickets through Picks and Sticks or Dr Disc in Hamilton can return to the point of purchase with their tickets in order to take advantage of the special Day 2 price.

Children, 10 and under, are admitted free to the Picnic while discounted tickets are available for youth ages 11-15. Tickets will also be available at Christie Lake on show day only (subject to availability).

Christie Lake is a natural paradise, boasting 830 acres of hiking trails, picnic areas and beaches. The Harvest Picnic is designed to raise awareness about the importance of the region’s local conservation lands, the arts, local agriculture and home gardening. Concert goers will enjoy a local farmers market, horticultural workshops, art vendors, food and beverage areas, fishing, swimming and good old fashioned picnicking. 

As this is a green event, fans are being encouraged to carpool. For more information, please visit

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