Jim Cuddy to headline the Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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Plus Dave Gunning, Terra Spencer, Tim Baker, The Once 
and more part of the full festival line up!

Tickets on sale now at stanfest.com

(Canso, NS) – The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Stanfest) is pleased to announce that much-loved Canadian artist Jim Cuddy will perform in Canso, Nova Scotia on Friday, July 26.

Both as a solo artist and as one of the creative forces in Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician, including 15 JUNO Awards, The Order of Canada and, along with bandmates Blue Rodeo, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received the Governor General Performing Arts Award and a Star on the Walk of Fame. Cuddy has written many of the songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. With the release of his fifth solo album, Countrywide Soul, he continues to contribute to that extraordinary songbook and on this record, Cuddy continues to find new ways to balance personal reflection and plainspoken storytelling, remaining both intimate and accessible. For more information on Jim Cuddy, visit: jimcuddy.com

“We pride ourselves on being Canada’s Songwriter Festival and Jim’s catalog of songs, both solo and with Blue Rodeo, stand out from the pack. He is one of our most frequently requested artists and we are excited to welcome him back,” says festival producer Troy Greencorn.

The 27th edition of Stanfest officially begins on Thursday, July 25 with a kick-off concert (to be announced soon) and runs until Sunday, July 28. Paying tribute to Stan Rogers’ legacy by celebrating songwriters, the festival continues to offer an eclectic mix of musical genres, and styles.

Stanfest is delighted to present: Aleksi CampagneCampbell & JohnstonCarl BondCarsie Blanton, Dave GunningHearts of KinThe Hello CrowsJoachim CooderJoce ReyomeJ.P. CormierJust PrinceJustyn Thyme, Kazdoura, Lennie GallantLes Royal PicklesLindy VopnfjordLuke WallaceMallory JohnsonMartin KerrMimi O’BonsawinMiscellany of FolkNico PauloRachel Davis and Darren McMullenRankin MacInnis and the Broken ReedsSam Polley and the Old TomorrowsShane DouthwrightShiretownTerra SpencerThe OnceTiffany LiuTim BakerThe Town HeroesWillie Stratton with more artists to be announced soon.

“Alongside rolling out this incredible line-up, we are pleased to announce we are growing our planning team. Almost 30 years ago, I was mentored by Winnipeg Folk Festival founder, Mitch Podolak. Paying it forward, I am co-producing this year’s festival with Steve MacIntyre, who has joined our team as Artistic Director. This is an exciting step, allowing us to steer the festival in some exciting new directions. Steve has programmed an incredible festival, balanced on many levels. We will be making other exciting announcements in weeks to come,” adds Greencorn.

For information on performing artists, visit: stanfest.com/artists

TICKETS: Tickets and weekend passes are available now at: stanfest.com/ticketsSpecial pricing is available for volunteers and children 12 and under are FREE.

ACCOMODATIONS: Campsites are available now by contacting the festival office, toll free at 1-888-554-7826 or by emailing: info@stanfest.com. RV sites are $100 plus tax and tent sites are $80 plus tax. For more information, visit: stanfest.com.

About Stan Rogers Folk Festival
The Stan Rogers Folk Festival is a celebration of songwriters honouring one of Canada’s most prolific songwriters, Stan Rogers. The weekend-long musical adventure features a variety of genres, including folk, country, blues, soul, gospel, pop, rock, bluegrass, and world music.For more information, visit: stanfest.com

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