Hillside may be over for another year but there is still lots of outdoor music to enjoy! The 5th Annual Fresh Water Jamboree takes place at the Bandshell in Riverside Park, Guelph on Saturday August 4, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., rain or shine.
The Fresh Water Jamboree is an annual one-day family music festival established to help raise awareness about “fresh water” in Wellington County, the province of Ontario and across Canada. Be The Artist, a Guelph-based organization that promotes musicians and environmental initiatives, launched Guelph’s first “green” music festival in 2008.
Festival organizer Chris Williams is hoping to see up to 2000 people at this year’s event. “We’ve had so many local musicians and artistic communities become involved in this event, it’s quite exciting”, he said. “The Fresh Water Jamboree was created to help bring focus and awareness to our depleting fresh water supply, and also to help promote local musicians and artists. There will also be lots of things for kids to do too!”
The day-long event will feature performances by a variety of musicians and groups, including Shane Philips, Chynna Lewis, Anthony Damiao, The Lullaby, Space Crayons, Peter Slack, Cornelius & The Damn Dirty Apes, Gayle Ackroyd as well as a presentation by Wellington Water Watchers about fresh water awareness at 7 p.m. A variety of food vendors will also be attending the event.
The Fresh Water Jamboree is still looking for volunteers to help leading up to and during the Fresh water Jam. For more information on volunteering, contact email@example.com.