Finger Eleven is a Canadian rock band from Burlington, Ontario, formed in 1990.They have released seven total studio albums (six as Finger Eleven and one as Rainbow Butt Monkeys), with their album The Greyest of Blue Skies bringing them into the mainstream. The 2003 self-titled album achieved Gold status in the United States and Platinum in Canada, largely from the success of the single "One Thing", which marked the band's first placing on the US Hot 100 Chart at number 16. Their 2007 album, Them vs. You vs. Me, launched the single "Paralyzer", which went on to top numerous charts including the Canadian Hot 100 and both US rock charts, as well as reaching No. 6 on the US Hot 100 and No. 12 on the Australian Singles Chart. They won the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year in 2008.It was later certified gold status in the US and multi platinum in Canada. They released their sixth studio album, Life Turns Electric, on October 5, 2010; it was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Rock Album of the Year. Five Crooked Lines, the bands 7th studio album, was released July 31, 2015, with "Wolves and Doors" as the lead single.
Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer and songwriter Tony Dekker. Originally from Wainfleet, Ontario, the band is currently based in Toronto.
The current touring line-up includes Tony Dekker on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Erik Arnesen on banjo, electric guitar and harmonium, Joshua Van Tassel on drums, Bret Higgins on upright bass and Miranda Mulholland on violin and backing vocals. Past members included Julie Fader on backing vocals, Sandro Perri on guitar, and Greg Millson and Colin Huebert on drums.
The band's style has been compared to Red House Painters, Nick Drake, Iron & Wine and Neil Young, as well as Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) and Sufjan Stevens. Dekker has said his influences include Gram Parsons and Hank Williams.
THE GLENGARRY BHOYS
Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative, the "GLENGARRY BHOYS" hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms has evolved into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining.
Their energy and good humor, as much a part of the show as their musicianship, crosses all cultures and ages. Many things have been written and reported about this world renown Canadian alt-celt group over that last decade, all depicting their musical and entertaining prowess with varied audiences the world over, but their ability to marshal large enthusiastic audiences show after show is legion and recognized.
Their objective is simple yet evocative, as stated by their lead singer Graham Wright in a CBC "Fresh Air" interview: "if our audience can only get 10% of the satisfaction we get entertaining them - then we surpass objective". Accordingly and repeatedly, they do!!
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for “Scottish” or “Scotsman”. That’s exactly what we are. Albannach is comprised of three Scotsmen and one Scottish lass, all born and bred in Scotland! Our fifth and newest member is an American born Scot, but we won’t hold it against him. Our main purpose in life is to share our intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of our music.
The Screaming Orphans
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking areas which have produced the likes of Clannad, Enya and Mairead, Micheal and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. Our home was no exception. From we were young, we've been singing and playing traditional Irish music but when we hit our teenage years we knew it was time to start our own pop rock band.
CrazyMaker are Lynn Campbell, Fran VanRooyen, Rick Bechard, Owen Tanner, Peter Myles, Corey Bushell. Best rock band in Armow! 6 guys writin', recordin' or rockin' out! See us live, stop by "the barn" or just have a listen on iTunes, Google Play or Spotify!
The Thogs are Derek Cunningham, Guitar, Charlie Steinhoff, Mandolin, Kelly Mullen, Bass Guitar, and James Gould, Ukulele. They all add their vocals. They stay close to their traditional roots from Scotland and Ireland, and they are proud to be part of this great festival once again.
A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today”.
The adaptive ensemble plays everything from Gospel to Modern style, Bluegrass to Celtic classics and will be treating the audience to an eclectic set of covers, along with old Scottish and Irish tunes.
The Dark Angel Blues Band
The Dark Angel Blues Band's combination of blues, jive and old fashioned rock-and-roll is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Caleb Smith & The North Country Towers
Caleb Smith & The North Country Towers is a musical group based out of Montreal, Quebec, offering tints of folk, jazz, classical and even funk. The idea comes from the fire towers of northern Ontario, offering a place to escape from the everyday struggles and fully experience nature and relaxation.
Saugeen First Nation
The Saugeen First Nation can be found on the shores of the beautiful Lake Huron at the base of the Bruce Peninsula. We are located 2 miles northeast of Southampton and approximately 18 miles west of Owen Sound on Highway 21. Saugeen First Nation is conveniently located within 2 to 3 hours of major centers such as Toronto, Barrie, Kitchener, London and Sarnia.
Kincardine Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
The KSFO first performed at the Kincardine Scottish Festival in 2005, and has played for many events and Festivals since then and are sure to get your toes tapping! Come out and enjoy!