Mariposa 2022 Second Wave Lineup Announcment

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ORILLIA ONTARIO – Mar. 24, 2022, 10:00 am

The Mariposa Folk Festival is set to return to Tudhope Park in Orillia this year, and previously announced a stellar initial lineup that includes Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell, Kathleen Edwards, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, and more.

Ten more acts were revealed today for the 2022 edition of the iconic folk music festival that will take place July 8 to 10.  Newly announced artists include: Alysha Brilla, Begonia, Diyet & the Love Soldiers, Ginalina, Joe Nolan, The Way We Feel, This Way North, and Tommy Prine.

Two other very special musical celebrations have also been added to the lineup.

60 in 60: Mariposa Anniversary Celebration is a show produced by Juno award winning Lance Anderson to mark 60 years of the Mariposa Folk Festival. With the festival cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, we were not able to gather to celebrate Mariposa’s 60th anniversary, but Lance and his talented band will ensure that the return to Mariposa captures the magic of the last 60 years.

Souvenirs: Songs of John Prine featuring the John Prine Band. Legendary songwriter and Grammy award winning folk icon, John Prine, was scheduled to headline the 2020 Mariposa Folk Festival, before his tragic death in April 2020 from coronavirus complications. Mariposa is proud to welcome John Prine’s band to the 2022 festival, to share his songs and celebrate his legacy.

Mariposa Folk Foundation President Pam Carter said, “After missing the chance to celebrate our 60th anniversary, and, sadly, to host Mariposa favourite John Prine, these special musical performances from Lance Anderson and the John Prine Band will add to the magic of our return to Mariposa.”

More names will be announced in the coming months. 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.

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.