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MUSICwestport After Hours

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Saturday, 18 August 2018

8-10pm The Cove

$10 cover

Dance into the night at The Cove after festival day! MUSICwestport After Hours presents DJ Mike Sitchon.
DJ, promoter, and all-around music lover,DJ Mike Sitchon hails from Burridge, ON via Toronto. He spent years holding down residencies at many of Toronto’s major nightclubs including The Guvernment, Phoenix and Roxy Blu, all the while promoting his own shows and DJing special events with such luminaries as Jamiroquai & Salt-N-Pepa making appearances on internationally acclaimed shows such as Electric Circus on MuchMusic! Mike has had a lot of time to develop his sound. For him, it’s all about great music and making you happy…just playing the tracks!

MUSICwestport 2018

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From funk to pop, soul to rock, we’ve got a line up that’s local and fresh. WAC proudly presents the 12th annual MUSICwestport FREE open air music festival with two outdoor stages in the heart of Westport, an artist-focused market, food, and a bigger Kidzone all for the love of music.

 

Friday, 17 August: Kick-Off Party

Start the weekend with our popular Friday night Kick-Off Party featuring Jaron Freeman-Fox on August 17. Cover $20. This event always sells out fast so booking is essential! Call The Cove: 613 273 3636.

 

Saturday, 18 August 2018 Schedule

 Click here to explore our line up!!

MW Schedule July V3

 

Getting to Westport & Parking

Westport is a beautiful small town so just navigate towards us and you can’t miss the festival. Find Westport on Google Maps here.

There will be designated parking areas. The stages are close together so park and enjoy the rest of the festival on foot.MW parking

MUSICwestport Line Up

Fresh, local, and lovingly curated. Explore our line up and get a taste of MUSICwestport 2018.

 

Ariana Gillis

Folk pop. Hamilton.

 

The Steadies (feat. Earl Pereira of Wide Mouth Mason)

Reggae, pop, funk. Saskatoon.

 

The Bank Street Bonbons

NOLA funk. Ottawa.

 

Greg Ball

Folk rock. Kingston.

 

Abby Stewart

Country. Kingston.

 

Joe Skuce Band

Folk rock. Westport/Lombardy.

 

The Hit Pickers

Bluegrass. Toronto.

 

Yuka

Soul funk. Toronto.

 

King of the Swingers

Old time, dixieland.

Wandering minstrels. Westport and area.

 

Jaron Freeman-Fox

World/Folk/Klezmer. Toronto.

Art on the Street 2018

Art on the Street 2018 final

Art on the Street returns to Westport for a second year. Six artists will each use a blank Muskoka chair as a canvas, painting or designing it any way they choose. Finished chairs will be on display at businesses throughout the village for an eight week period during the summer. Each chair will be raffled off individually with tickets available for $5 where each chair is displayed.

Reveal Launch: Heritage Day Festival, 2 June 2018 at the library (Spring Street)

Ticket Draw: MUSICwestport, 18 August 2018

 

Artist Information

  • Artists will be chosen on a “first come- first served” basis.
  • On May 1, selected artists will pick up an unassembled Muskoka chair kit and urethane sealant at Herlehy Home Building Centre
  • Artists will paint their design on the chair, assemble and seal it.  Artists can google: “one of a kind hand painted Muskoka chairs” for ideas
  • Each artist will provide a laminated biography and contact information submitted with their chair for display
  • Chairs will be “unveiled” and the artists introduced at the Westport Heritage Festival on 2 June 2018.
  • Chairs will then be “adopted” by six different businesses from 2 June to August 18
  • Tickets will be sold for $5.00 each on the chairs and the draws will be made at MUSICWestport.  Proceeds will go to the Westport Arts Council.

The Westport Arts Council hopes you will be excited about the prospects of having your art on display in the village throughout the summer months.

To participate in the project please contact:  Mary Anne Bishop 273 8699

 

Host Business Information

Want to host a chair? Local Westport businesses can contact Mary Anne Bishop at 273 8699 for more information.

Lucky Break!

WAC Lucky Break Final

 

Win a weekend escape with WAC and Wolfe Springs Golf & Waterfront Resort! The prize includes 3 nights at the resort, a golf pass and cart for 4, brunch, a winery welcome basket, and local Westport gift certificates and goodies!

With only 200 tickets, get yours for only $50 before they are gone!

Draw 18 August 2018 at MUSICwestport.