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Arkells In the summer of 2013, we hauled our amplifiers to the second floor of a vacant nightclub in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, built originally as a spice factory, and began work on our new record High Noon.
Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot is perhaps the most accomplished and well-known singer/songwriter to ever come out of Canada. He is internationally known for such monumental folk/pop/rock hits as "Sundown", "If You Could Read My Mind", "Early Morning Rain", "Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and many more.
Iron and Wine Iron and Wine made its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost in the US on April 16, 2013 (April 15 on 4AD in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand). Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine.
Bahamas Afie Jurvanen isn’t from the Bahamas. He’s a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie–a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he’s been making music under the name Bahamas–writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles.
Basia Bulat Tall Tall Shadow, the third album by Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, is the bravest album she has made. Raw and spectral, heartbroken yet jubilant, these ten songs tell the story of a very hard year in the artist's life and all the love that helped her through it.
Kathleen Edwards Voyageur is less of a departure than it is a journey, and like any transforming trip, it demands that we let go of any preconceptions about the destination. These songs are the perfect travel companions to their own haunted landscape.
Gregory Alan Isakov Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.
Martha Wainwright With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. The daughter of folk legends, Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, music was a pivotal part of her childhood and adolescence.
Dinner Belles Dinner Belles formed as a family of fast friends over a mutual love of folk, roots, rock and roll and country music. Comprised of singers and songwriters, the band calls Southern Ontario home, and is all about good vibes and good times.
Terra Lightfoot "Currently, it seems like there are only two types of Canadian singer-songwriters: those who strive to sound like Jeff Buckley and those who strive to sound like Leslie Feist. Terra Lightfoot has crafted a third, more interesting option: none of the above." – Exclaim! Magazine

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
Dundas, Ontario 

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. 

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