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Orillia, Ontario – September 7, 2022 – 10:00am
Saturday, October 1 will be a big day for music fans in the Orillia area with two great live music events!
Mariposa Folk Foundation President Pam Carter said. “To further celebrate the return of live music to our area and provide another reason to visit Simcoe County, we have partnered with the county to present a unique outdoor afternoon festival.”
An Autumn Mariposa will take place at Bayview Memorial Park, 9th Concession Road, Township of Oro-Medonte on Saturday, October 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature performances by Treasa Levasseur, Aleksi Campagne, Union Duke and Irish Mythen. Seating and limited parking is available at the park and there will be free shuttles, leaving the Orillia Recreation Centre, 255 West Street South at 12 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. and returning from Bayview Memorial Park at 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. This is a licensed event, and a food vendor will be on-site.
Later in the evening, the 2022-23 Mariposa in Concert season kicks off with award-winning singer songwriter Julian Taylor in concert at the Orillia Opera House. He will be joined by award-winning duo, Dala. Opera House doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for both events are $40 each or $70 for both events, and are available at the Orillia Opera House, 20 Mississaga Street West (705-326-8011) or online at orilliaoperahouse.ca.
An Autumn Mariposa
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Oct. 1, 2022
Blending old school R&B grooves with a songwriting ethic that comes from years of playing folk music, Treasa Levasseur’s smart, sassy and soulful brand of music has made her a favourite across folk, roots, blues and jazz audiences. Treasa is a JUNO nominated artist who calls Hamilton home.
One of the winners at the 2022 Mariposa Showcase and a popular addition to this year’s festival, Aleksi Campagne, offers a contemporary, indie-folk take on fiddle-singing.
Mariposa fans may recall Union Duke, the lively band that earned a festival appearance through the 2014 Mariposa Showcase. They have been back for other performances since then. Their songs are irresistible, the perfect fit for the heatwave of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park.
Mariposa fan favourite, Irish Mythen, was born in Ireland and now resides on Prince Edward Island. Mythen’s live performances are a thing of raw power and emotion, and the connection with her audience something that must be seen to be believed.
Orillia Opera House
7:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 2022
Julian Taylor is a Toronto-based, award-winning singer-songwriter, radio host, and label owner. Over the course of his esteemed career, which spans 20-plus years as the leader of Staggered Crossing, Julian Taylor Band, and his solo work, Julian has established himself as one of Canada’s greatest troubadours.
His 2020 LP, The Ridge, earned two Juno Award nominations, along with a pair of Canadian Folk Music Awards for Solo Artist and English Songwriter of the Year, five Native American Music Award nominations, plus a nomination for Canada’s most prestigious music accolade, the Polaris Music Prize. Julian’s new album, Beyond the Reservoir, to be released in October 2022 and preceded by the single “S.E.E.D.S,” builds on the soul-folk sound and autobiographical themes first explored on The Ridge.
Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine as Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. They have since released six albums and toured extensively across North America.
Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the unparalleled, in-sync harmonies that have become their signature. Dala are equally renowned for their hilarious on-stage banter, and their unique ability to turn first-time listeners into lifelong fans.
The Mariposa Folk Foundation’s 2022-23 Concert Series is sponsored by Alleycats Music & Art, Apple Annie’s Café, Bell Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Centre, Cathy Cleary Design, Dapper Depot, Dentistry on West, Downtown Computers, Hog ‘n Penny Pub, IG Wealth Management; Lavender Hills Farm, Tim Lauer, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Real Quest Realty and Wildflower Farm.