The long-running Mariposa Folk Festival is returning to Orillia this July with a stellar lineup of Canadian talent and international favourites.
Joining Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will be world-renowned gospel singer, Mavis Staples. Also included as festival headliners are Kathleen Edwards, JP Saxe, and Allison Russell.
“Mariposa may have been forced to take a two-year pandemic hiatus, but we stayed busy creating virtual concerts, alternative live performances, and working hard on our return in 2022,” said Mariposa Folk Foundation President, Pam Carter.
“We are excited to be back with this stellar lineup. There’s something for everyone, and that’s what matters, staying true to our roots for generations to come.”
From July 8th through 10th, Mariposa Folk Festival will feature more than ten stages of top folk-roots music, along with presentations of story, dance, and craft. Weekend and single-day passes are now available at mariposafolk.com. Kids 12 & under are admitted free and special pricing for youth and young adults. Onsite RV and tent camping is available.
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.