Arkells to Headline Greenbelt Harvest Picnic!!
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
Saturday August 29, 2015
Gates at 11AM · Show at 12PM
Christie Lake Conservation Area
1000 Highway #5 West
Tickets are available online at www.ticketbreak.com,
or by calling 1-866-943-8849,
or Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke Street South
or Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street in Hamilton, Ontario
HAMILTON (JUNE 17, 2015): September Seventh Entertainment Limited and Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation are pleased to announce that Arkells will headline the 2015 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic on Saturday August 29th at Christie Lake, in Dundas. This will be a homecoming performance for the band in a year where they have been selling out shows nationwide. Greenbelt Harvest Picnic Producer and Founder, Jean-Paul Gauthier, said “We are extremely excited to have Arkells headline this year’s event.” Gauthier continued, “Arkells are the hottest band in Canada right now.”
This year, Arkells took home two JUNOS (Group of the Year & Rock Album of the Year) and three Hamilton Music Awards (Rock Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Record of the Year) for their album High Noon. Arkells’ career accelerated quickly in 2008 with their debut release, Jackson Square, which featured hits like Oh, The Boss is Coming! and garnered a JUNO for New Group Of The Year in 2010. Their follow up release, Michigan Left, earned the band a JUNO for Group of the Year in 2012 and they won a CBC Music award for Best Live Band.
The 2015 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic will also feature performances by Bahamas, Iron and Wine, Gordon Lightfoot, Gregory Alan Isakov, Kathleen Edwards, Basia Bulat, Martha Wainwright, Terra Lightfoot and Dinner Belles. More performers will be announced in the near future. Gates open at 11AM and show starts at 12PM. The event serves to celebrate the importance of the Greenbelt, local farmers, art, the outdoors and the eat-local movement.
Ontario’s Greenbelt is almost 2.0 million acres of green space, farmland, vibrant communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds – all permanently protected by world-leading legislation. In return, the Greenbelt gives back much to Ontario, including $9.1 billion in economic benefits and $2.6 billion in ecosystem services annually.
As a leader in supporting local food, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has provided numerous grants to help farmers in the Greenbelt be more successful; to enhance environmental protection; and to strengthen local economies. For more information about the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, please visit www.greenbelt.ca.
Christie Lake is a natural paradise, boasting 830 acres of hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing ponds and beaches. The Greenbelt 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 also be able to enjoy a local farmers market, horticultural workshops, art vendors, food and beverage areas, fishing, swimming and good old fashioned picnicking.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketbreak.com or by calling 1-866-943-8849. Children, 10 and under, are admitted free to the Picnic while discounted tickets are available for youth ages 11-15. Tickets can also be purchased at Picks and Sticks, located at 140 Locke Street South and Dr. Disc located at 20 Wilson Street, in Hamilton. Tickets will also be available at Christie Lake on show day only (subject to availability). As this is a green event, fans are being encouraged to carpool.