Juno nominated singer song writing duo, Madison Violet, and two- time East Coast Music Award (ECMA) winner Mo Kenney will be the headline acts for the 2019 Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song, being held at the Seacaps Memorial Park in Lockeport on July 26 and 27.
“We are very pleased to welcome Madison Violet back to the festival mainstage,” say organizers. “The band have held a special place with the festival since headlining the first festival back in 2006. The festival is also pleased to welcome Mo Kenney back to the festival, this time as a headliner.”
The year marks the 14th year for Harmony Bazaar, which is the only all female music festival in Atlantic Canada. While the full line up is not finalized, opening night (Friday) “will showcase the amazing local talent Shelburne County has to offer including our Youth Showcase,” and on day two, the lineup “will feature more than 10 female acts starting in the early afternoon and going into the evening.”
Early Bird tickets for the festival are available for $35 until May 1st online at harmonybazaar.com, at the Town Market in Lockeport and at Gosbee’s Sporting Goods in Shelburne.
Harmony Bazaar grew out of the Shelburne County Women’s Fishnet, an organization created around rural kitchen tables to support women and families during the downturn in the traditional fishing industry. The festival has had its share of highlights over the years including performances from Rita McNeil, Irish Mythen, Michelle Wright, Serena Ryder, Suzie McNeil and Heather Rankin.
The Harmony Bazaar Society exists to promote female artists and song. It recognizes women as change agents, builders and promoters within our communities. The Society builds community spirit, pride, and social capital. The Society hosts a summer festival, a winter music series, and educational workshops and events.