Into the Green & Blues Street Festival
May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Into the Green & Blues Street Festival will showcase spring and highlight all things local. Experience live music, outdoor games, an interactive photo booth and entertainment for the kids including bouncy castles, an obstacle course, face painting and and of course, great sidewalk sales!
Born and raised in small town Fergus, Ontario, Madison Galloway is a driven and dynamic multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with a unique approach to her blend of folk, rock, and blues.
The Imbayakunas’ music allows the listener to escape on an exotic voyage to a South American traditional Native community. Their musical intention is to share the rich sounds of the Andean regions. They are recipients of Best International Aboriginal Release for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Canada.
Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth. Hailed coast to coast as a “national treasure”.
Wayne Buttery – Celebrating the Blues
From the mid to late 1960’s, Wayne performed with a number of local bands at high school dances, parties, etc. It wasn’t until early 1970 when Wayne became one of the founding members of the popular Toronto based nostalgia show band, BANANAS. Later in the mid 1980’s he went on to perform with MIDDLE AGED CRAZYS and in 1989 founded “The Bluenotes”. In 1991 Wayne moved to Central Ontario’s, Orr Lake community near the town of Elmvale where he often performs solo in local venues and resorts.
Huntsville, Ontario based bluesman Tobin Spring is making some waves in the Canadian blues scene.
In June, 2014 Tobin was selected as a finalist by the Toronto Blues Society for the TBS Talent Search. In January, 2015 Tobin performed for a packed house at Blues Summit 7 at the Eaton Chelsea in Toronto. “Tobin Spring is a rising triple threat as singer/songwriter and guitarist – definitely someone to watch.” John Valenteyn, Maple Blues Newsletter.
A devotee of pre-war blues and classic artists such as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf, Reddick formed his innovative band Paul Reddick & The Sidemen in Toronto in 1990, developing a cult-like following in the clubs and venues on the circuit at the time and spent the better part of a decade touring across Canada.
FireGuy Brant Matthews
FireGuy is an expert in Fire Juggling, Fire Eating and Fire Breathing. He is an accomplished busker and has performed at festivals all over the world. Weddings, Corporate events, Fairs and Festivals have all seen his claim to Flame.
Stay tuned for a full Into the Green & Blues program coming your way this week!
If you are a downtown merchant and would like to participate in the event, please fill out the Merchant participation form and send it in to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax at 705-325-7666.
Reserve your spot on the street!
If you are an Artisan, Outside Vendor, Food Vendor or a Community Partner and would like to come be a part of this awesome new Street Festival experience, be sure to fill out your vendor forms and return them to us ASAP. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of a fun filled weekend in Downtown Orillia.