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Best of the Fest’ 2019!

Come rain but we shined! Despite the rainy skies, MUSICwesport 2019 was another year to remember. Thanks to the musicians, our street festival vendors, sponsors, venues, the village, our volunteers and, of course, everyone who came out to enjoy the music. See you all next year!

Art on the Street: Chair Reveal

Art on the Street is proud to reveal the six chairs for 2019. See them for yourself around Westport at local businesses, learn more about the artists, and purchase your tickets to win your favourite chair.

 

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MUSICwestport 2019

What you’ve all been waiting for! Join us for the

13th Annual FREE WAC MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

2 Venues, 8 Bands

Food, kidzone, Vendors Market, Horse Wagon Rides, Street Minstrels

Enjoy our new location! Beautiful Lockwood Park next to the arena.

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Schedule

Friday, 16 August 2019
Kick Off Party with THE STEADIES (feat. Earl Pereira of Wide Mouth Mason)

Reggae/Pop/Funk from Saskatoon.

7:00-8:00pm Dinner & Music at The Cove

Booking essential. $60 + HST Buffet & Show (priority seating).

Saturday, 17 August 2019 — FREE admission!

Lockwood Park Stage

Sponsored by Westport Village IDA Pharmacy.

George St. between Spring and Concession.

12:00-1:00pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band

Traditional Bluegrass from Seeley’s Bay/Cornwall/Kingston.

1:30-2:40pm  Nick MacLean Quartet

Modern Jazz from Toronto.

3:00-4:10pm A Fellow Ship

Folk/Pop/Jazz/Funk/Soul from Toronto.

4:30-6:00pm Scotty James

Listen now! Explore the official MUSICwestport Playlist on Spotify.

The Cove Stage

Sponsored by The Cove Country Inn. 2 Bedford St.

12:30-1:40pm Emily Bashall

New Country from Kingston.

2:00-3:10pm Slack Bridges

Neo Soul/Funk/R&B with Horns from Ottawa.

3:30-4:30pm The High Dials

Psychedelic Folk Rock Pop from Montreal.

5:00-6:30pm Miss Emily

Soul/R&B/Rock from Kingston.

1:00-5:00pm Wandering Minstrels: The Goat Steppers Parade Band

Throughout Downtown Westport. Oldtime/Dixieland from Kingston.

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WAC musicwestport 2019 Schedule

 

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.

VOW Parking MW 2019

 

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MUSICwestport Kick-Off: The Steadies

Just as popular as the festival day itself, the MUSICwestport Kick Off Party presents The Steadies.
This event always sells out fast! Early booking is essential.
$60 + HST Dinner + Music
Call The Cove for reservations 1.888.COVE.INN.

 

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Art on the Street 2019

The Call for Artists is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who contacted us. We will shout out next year once again!

WAC is proud to bring back Art on the Street for a third summer. Six chosen artists are given a blank Muskoka chair as their canvas to design and paint any way they choose. The theme for 2019 is “The Beauty of Westport”.

Finished chairs are displayed at businesses throughout the village during the summer and eventually raffled off in August at MUSICwestport. Raffle tickets can be bought throughout the summer and proceeds go towards local art events.

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 as an ARTIST or HOST BUSINESS, please contact Mary Anne Bishop:

thepamperedladybug@gmail.com

613 273 8699

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