Bahamas - Big Winner at JUNOS!!!
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
Saturday August 29, 2015
Gates at 11AM ∙ Show at 12PM
Christie Lake Conservation Area
1000 Highway #5 West
Tickets available online at www.ticketbreak.com,
or by calling 1-866-943-8849
or at Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke Street South
or Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street in Hamilton, Ontario
HAMILTON (March 16, 2015): September Seventh Entertainment Limited congratulates Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas, for picking up two big wins at the JUNOS this past weekend. Bahamas won the prestigious Songwriter of the Year category as well as the Adult Alternative Album of the Year for the album Bahamas is Afie.
Bahamas will be performing at the 2015 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic on Saturday August 29th, at Christie Lake Conservation Area, in Dundas, Ontario. Bahamas will be performing along with Gordon Lightfoot, Iron and Wine, Kathleen Edwards, Basia Bulat, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martha Wainwright and Hamilton’s Dinner Belles. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks. 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.
Bahamas 2014 release, Bahamas is Afie, debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Folk Albums Chart and #4 in Canada. The album has received praise from American Songwriter, Paste, National Post and Exclaim! to name a few. Bahamas also enjoyed sold out dates on his latest cross-Canada tour.
Bahamas debut album Pink Strat (2009) was nominated for both a JUNO Award and the Polaris Music Prize. Following two years of touring with artists such as Wilco and Robert Plant, he released Barchords (2011), which earned him two JUNO Award nominations including Adult
Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of The Year and Barchords was named Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012 by iTunes. Bahamas is Afie was released August 19, 2014 via Universal Music Canada / Brushfire Records.
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. Early bird prices will be in effect while quantities last and will be available through TicketBreak and local retail outlets. 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 in Hamilton, Dr. Disc located at 20 Wilson Street. 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.