Something new this year! The Friends of Fundy are thrilled to share the news of an exciting development to the Rising Tide Festival. With the help of the Government of Canada’s Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Grant, the Festival will expand outside Fundy National Park and Alma to surrounding communities. It it will extend to a week-long festival starting Tuesday, August 13th. The folks at Parkindale Productions have secured a top-notch line-up of local musicians in special community locales. Emma and Brookie, the Friends of Fundy Fine Arts Interns from Mount Allison University, have curated tunique exhibitions to add a visual component to the performances.
Tues., Aug. 13 East Coast Brass 7:30pm, Tues. Aug.13, The Art Cafe, 5905 King St. Riverside-Albert
Wed., Aug.14. Jason Haywood 7:30pm,Courthouse, Albert County Museum.
Thurs., Aug.15. The Hypochondriacs 7:30pm, Parkindale Hall, Elgin
Fri. Aug. 16. Mi’Kmaq Legends 7:30pm, Outdoor Amphitheatre, Fundy National Park
This year’s Rising Tide Festival headliner is Canadian favourite Joel Plaskett! An awesome line-up of musicians from Atlantic Canada will also be playing at the Outdoor Amphitheatre throughout the weekend, with the Salt & Fir Centre as the rain venue.
Saturday August 17th
12:30pm Isaac and Blewett with the Good Gravy
1:40pm Shaun Ferguson Trio
2:50pm McKinley Morrison & Williams
4pm Rachel Beck Trio
5:10 pm Joel Plaskett
7:30pm Songwriter's Circle. The Songwriter’s Circle has become a key component of the Rising Tide Festival. This intimate gathering takes place at the Molly Kool Heritage Centre and a maximum of 60 lucky guests get an inside look at the songwriting process of some of their favourite performers. This year’s Songwriter’s Circle comprises Joel Plaskett, Rachel Beck, Shaun Ferguson and Brent Mason. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and a limited number will be available at the door
Sunday, August 18th
12:30pm Chloé Breault
1:40pm Furlong & Smith
2:50pm Ladd & Lasses
4:00pm Erin Costelo Trio
7:30pm Molly Kool Women in Song.
Rising Tide 2019 will also include the first ever Molly Kool Women in Song event at the Molly Kool Heritage Centre at 7:30pm on Sunday August 18th. The event will be hosted by Erin Costelo and feature local female musicians. The Molly Kool Women in Song event is free of charge thanks to Canada's Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Grant, although you must reserve your spot at the Park Visitor Centre as space is limited.
Art in the Park! As always, the Rising Tide Festival boasts a comprehensive program of art workshops with local artists, artisans and Park Interpreters. This year’s workshops include Felting with Alison Brown, Outdoor Overture with Jesse Mea, Connect with Nature with Park Interpreters, Art in the Park with Brookie and Emma, Bees-wax Wraps with the Fundy Biosphere Reserve, a Dream Catcher workshop with Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours and Events, Night Photography with Ryan Patrick, and Acro Yoga with Stu Murray and Friends. Most of the art workshops have a participation fee to help cover the cost of materials. Some have limited space. To register, call 506-887-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Huge thanks to Alpine Motor Inn in Alma NB for being the Rising Tide 2019 accommodation sponsors. The inn will act as a home base for many of the musicians, performers, artists and artisans.
The Rising Tide Festival is presented by the Friends of Fundy in collaboration with Parks Canada. All musical performances in Fundy National Park are free of charge with your entry permit to the Park, and will take place at the Outdoor Amphitheatre. The rain location is the Salt & Fir Centre.
To follow along and stay informed, see www. facebook.com/RisingTideFestival. Brochures with the full festival line-up will be available at the Fundy National Park visitor centre and local businesses during the festival. Use the hashtag #RisingTide2019 or #MaréeMontante2019 on your photos from this year’s festival!
By Kat Hallett, the PR & Community Engagement Coordinator at the Friends of Fundy/Fundy Guild Inc. The Friends of Fundy work to increase public awareness & enjoyment of the natural and cultural heritage of Fundy National Park & surrounding communities. Photos from Parks Canada.