Performances in the Moose Light Tent (Water Street) this year include:
On Thursday, July 7th, 2011, Shanklin Road and Ryan Cook will open for ROSANNE CASH! Yes, its true! The daughter of the legendary Man in Black, Johnny Cash, will kick off the festival on a high note! As a singer, song writer and published author, Rosanne has also recorded 11 No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop. Most recently, her latest record, The List, has won 2010 Album of the Year, Americana Honors & Awards. Ms. Cash also has a newly published memoir, Composed, that is being hailed “… one of the best accounts of an American life you'll likely ever read.” –Chicago Tribune
On Friday, July 8th, 2011 Saint John favorite Slowcoaster will open for THE JAM STAMPEDE. The Jam Stampede, with members of the Zen Tricksters, will rock the stage in a Grateful Dead & Garcia tribute. The Jam Stampedeare the official result of an unofficial jam band, first intended to be an all-star line-up of seasoned pros from NY and PA. After playing just one sold out show in Plains, PA, it became evident that these guys not only rocked hard but really had a lot of magic and natural chemistry.
Closing the festival on Saturday, July 9th, 2011, local talent The Honeyboys and New Brunswick favorite Theresa Malenfant open for THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND! When one thinks of Blues music in Canada, the first band that springs to mind is Downchild. Its been 40 years since Donnie Mr. Downchild Walsh and his since passed brother, Hock Walsh, formed the group that would be the inspiration behind the world famous Blues Brothers. Still on top of their game today, Downchild was nominated for Blues Album of The Year at the 2005 Juno Awards (Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award) and lauded as Entertainers of the Year in 2007 at the Maple Blues Awards (Canadian equivalent of a W.C. Handy Award). Downchild currently has a 40 year anniversary documentary (Flip, Flop & Fly, 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band) airing on The Movie Network (TMN).
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