Mariposa in Concert

More Music Beyond the Summer

The Mariposa Folk Foundation produces concerts throughout the year usually held in Orillia. These intimate affairs often feature artists that have played the Festival.

Mariposa Favourite Union Duke Coming to Orillia March 25th


A Mariposa audience favourite, Union Duke, brings its explosive live show to St. Paul’s Centre in downtown Orillia on March 25. The Mariposa In Concert (MIC) show also features James Gray and Josh Kvasnak.

“It will actually be a reunion of Mariposa Showcase winners at the March 25 show,” MIC Chair Pam Carter said. “Union Duke was selected in the 2014 Showcase. In 2019, solo performer James Gray won a spot, as did Josh Kvasnak (as part of The Doozies).”

Tickets are $35 (all fees and taxes included) (SOLD OUT). The show is on Saturday, March 25 at St. Paul’s Centre, 62 Peter Street North in downtown Orillia. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. General admission seating.

Union Duke is a raucous collision of alt-rock and twang, bringing crowds to their feet with songs from the heart. Soaring harmonies, driving rhythm, and infectious enthusiasm have defined Union Duke’s career and won the hearts of adoring fans. With three full-length albums, eight singles, countless festival stages, and hundreds of thousands of kilometers in the rear-view, the band is excited to be back at it again. Union Duke are five guys, twenty-four beers, and a half-ton truck load of foot stomping folk-rock. 

James Gray is a contemporary version of an old-school traveling folk singer. Over the years James has been crisscrossing Canada, Europe and Australia in pursuit of seeing the world and entertaining folks along the way. James now has 10 tours on three different continents under his belt and is just getting started. James has released three albums, the most recent in 2022 “New Friends That Talk Like Old Friends.” Notably James was a musical guest at TED Talks held on the west coast of Canada, and recently James has received regular airplay on CBC radio programs including Fresh Air with Nana Aba Duncan and Ontario Morning with Wei Chen.

Josh Kvasnak is fresh off his sophomore solo release, “Piece of Work.” A self-described folk music magnet, Josh pulls audiences in with his whimsical stories and cheeky banter. Also known as the lead vocalist of the Oshawa based, maritime trio “The Doozies”, Kvasnak delivers honest, memorable solo performances. 

The Mariposa Folk Foundation’s 2022-23 Concert Series is sponsored by Alleycats Music & Art, Al and Amy Wallace, Bell Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Centre, Cathy Cleary Design, Dapper Depot, Dentistry on West, Hog ‘n Penny Pub, Mary Bouchard, Co-operators; Lavender Hills Farm, Susie Q Fudge & Gifts, Tim Lauer, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Real Quest Realty and Wildflower Farm.

Union Duke
James Gray
Josh Kvasnak

Mariposa In Concert Sponsors

Thank you to our Mariposa In Concert sponsors, whose support means we can present high quality artists at affordable ticket prices:

Al and Amy Wallace

Alleycats Music & Art

Bell Chiropractic & Soft Tissue Centre

Cathy Cleary Art Director/Graphic Designer

Dapper Depot Menswear

Dentistry on West

Hog n’ Penny

Lavender Hills Farm

Mary Bouchard Financial Planner, Cooperators

Susie Q Fudge & Gifts

Tim Lauer Sales Representative Royal LePage Real Quest Realty

Wildflower Farm