Elliott Brood and Laura Cole
Join the Picnic!!
Special Offer in Time
for Fathers Day!
Volunteer & Vendor Applications
Now Being Accepted!
Saturday August 23, 2014
Gates at 11AM • Show at 12PM
Christie Lake Conservation Area
1002 Highway #5 West
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
Tickets available online at www.ticketmaster.ca,
Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-855-985-5000
or at Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke Street South
or Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street in Hamilton, Ontario
HAMILTON (June 9, 2014): September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced today that alt-country band Elliott Brood and singer-song writer Laura Cole will join the main stage along with Ray LaMontagne, Daniel Lanois, Bruce Cockburn, Boris Brott & The National Academy Orchestra, Los Lobos, Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith, Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun and more at the 2014 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic on Saturday August 23rd at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario. 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.
Elliott Brood, who now call Hamilton home, take the stage at the Picnic for the first time this year. Their 2011 release, Days Into Years, earned them Roots and Traditional Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards. The album spent eight consecutive weeks in the top 10 on the!earshot Charts and propelled the band to new heights in the music industry around the globe.
In December of 2013, Ancaster-based songwriter, Laura Cole got together to collaborate with Daniel Lanois which resulted in the two co-writing the song, Papineau, which was released in February 2014. Since then, Cole has been performing locally and internationally. Immediately following her sessions with Lanois, she found herself in Morocco for a 2 month gig at The Armstrong Pub, in Casablanca. Cole is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut album with producer, Steve Bigas of Porcelain Records.
Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic also announced today the start of the “Me + 3” ticket offer as a special Fathers Day promotion. The offer is valid for a limited time from June 9-22 and provides ticket buyers with the opportunity to purchase 4 tickets for the price of 3. The Me+3 ticket offer is available through all TicketMaster outlets, Picks and Sticks and Dr Disc.
The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is also now accepting applications for vendors and volunteers. The Picnic welcomes vendor applications from farmers, food vendors, merchandisers, visual artists, community groups and more. As always, there is no charge for farmers and visual artists displaying their art. Applications for both volunteers and vendors can be found by clicking here.
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 will be available online at www.ticketmaster.ca, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1-855-985-5000. 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. For more information, please visit www.harvestpicnic.ca.