Mariposa 2022 First Wave Lineup Announcement: Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell, Kathleen Edwards, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, 33 morePosted on
ORILLIA ONTARIO – Feb. 3, 2022, 10:00 am
The Mariposa Folk Festival is set to return to Tudhope Park in Orillia this year, with a lineup that includes Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell, Kathleen Edwards, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, and more.
Forty acts were revealed today for the 2022 edition of the iconic folk music festival that will take place July 8 to 10. More names will be announced later this spring. Tickets for Mariposa are on sale via the festival website.
The Mariposa Folk Festival was founded in Orillia, Ontario in 1961. Through the decades it has found a way to remain Canada’s most relevant and not-to-be-missed musical gathering. The festival was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19.
“Mariposa may have been forced to take a two-year pandemic hiatus, but we stayed busy creating virtual concerts, alternative live performances, and working hard on our return in 2022,” said Mariposa Folk Foundation President, Pam Carter. “We are excited to be back with this stellar lineup. There’s something for everyone, and that’s what matters, staying true to our roots for generations to come.”
Festival Artistic Director, Liz Scott, crafted the lineup with certain guiding principles in mind. “I always aim to create a program that embodies and enriches the collective experience on our beautiful site, with live music that feeds our souls. And this year more than ever, it feels key to make sure the magic is there. It’ll be exciting to unveil the rest of the lineup!”
The 2022 lineup will include: Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell, Kathleen Edwards, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings. Also appearing: Andrew Waite, Aysanabee, Celeigh Cardinal, Charlie Cunningham, Dala, Dwayne Gretzky, Harrow Fair, Ian Sherwood, Irish Mythen, James Keelaghan, Jane’s Party, John Craigie, Kellie Loder, Le Ren, Leyla McCalla, Lido Pimienta, Logan Staats, Marla & David Celia, Moscow Apartment, Reuben & the Dark, Ruby Waters, Rup Loops, Sarah Hagen, Stephen Lewis & the Big Band of Fun, Tami Neilson, The Arrogant Worms, The Fretless, The Pairs, The Small Glories, The Weather Station, Vinta, Youngtree & the Blooms, and Zaki Ibrahim.
The three-day Mariposa Folk Festival features more than ten stages of top folk-roots music, along with presentations of story, dance, and craft. All ticket categories are on sale. Kids 12 & under are admitted free. The festival has special pricing for youth and young adults. Onsite RV and tent camping is available. https://mariposafolk.com/