Winner of Folk Music Ontario's 2020 "Setting The Stage Award"
Date & Time: Saturday Sept. 18, 7:30pm start time......doors open at 7:00pm.
Location: under the big tent at Abbey Gardens (in front of the Haliburton Highlands Brewery)
The Haliburton County Folk Society is thrilled to be bringing live music back to the Haliburton Highlands! As this is our first live music concert in some time, we are providing a very special ticket offer for this initial event. It's a "pay what you can" event.
Ticket options: regular price - $15: pay a little less - $10; pay a little more - $25. (HST included in all prices). No ticket sales will be available at the door. Advance ticket sales only. Ticket sales are limited.
For the safety of all patrons, this concert is restricted to those that are double-vaccinated or can provide a medical exemption. By ticking the appropriate box you are agreeing to these conditions. No ticket sales will be available at the door. Ticket sales are limited as allowed by current COVID regulations. Masks must be worn at all times except when seated with your group. If you would like to sit with other people that you are not buying tickets for, please provide that information in the comments section of your order. Seating will be allocated in advance with seat allocations decided by order of purchase.
The Band: Kobotown
Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Town’s music has been variously described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their home in Toronto, the JUNO award-winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.
At once brooding and joyous, intensely poetic and highly danceable, Gonsalves' songs betray deep roots in Caribbean folk music, while the band delivers them with an indomitable energy that has earned them a considerable following far beyond the niche of world music enthusiasts and calypso fans.
Drew has been an instructor at our annual Winter Folk Camp. We welcome him back to the Haliburton Highlands.
Holler is a seasoned performer as a front woman to jazz and blues bands, and as an indie singer/songwriter. Originally from Toronto, she recently moved to Coboconk but has lived around the world, singing her blues.
Refreshments: will be available for purchase from Haliburton Highlands Brewery