Fri, Feb 21, 2014.
Hot off the mark, Hillsborough's Bore Music Festival has already announced its line-up for this July's event. It's the third year for the festival, and it's growing, moving to a two-day event this year, Friday, July 11 and Saturday July 12. Still serving in its non-profit, fundraising efforts, once again proceeds are going to The Nature Trust of New Brunswick, raising funds and awareness for its upcoming projects on nearby Grindstone Island in Shepody Bay, Albert County.
The festival will kick off Friday night with a singer-songwriter circle, which will be held at the historical St. Mary's Anglican Church in Hillsborough. The next day, the action switches to the usual site, the Kiwanis Field on Legion Street. The headliner is beloved Canadian children's performer, Fred Penner. Organizers think that matches the family-friendly atmosphere of the festival perfectly. The rest of the line-up is a wide range of national and local folk-based performers: Lindy Vopnfjord, Corey Isenor, Klarka Weinwurm, Banded Stilts, Willie Stratton, Don Brownrigg, Carly Maicher, Jane Ehrhardt, Jont and Morgan MacDonald.
On-site for the first time is a food truck, and family fun including bouncy castles and face painting. Tickets are now available, at www.theboremusicfestival3.eventbrite.ca.
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Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).