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Performer Bios

Photo of the Trews band. Standing by car.

Performer Bios:

Lacrosse - The Creator's Game (3:00 P.M.)

Enjoy Lacrosse - the Creator's Game teachings and interactive demonstrations.

Strong Water Singers (3:15 P.M.)

Established in 2015, the Strong Water Singers is an indigenous-led women's drum group that utilizes drumming as a means to achieve wellness and balance. One of the main focuses of the group is recolonizing and redefining sisterhood, with emphasis on reclaiming traditional ideologies of our original teachings: love, truth, humility, respect, bravery, honesty, and wisdom. 

They are the recipients of Pride Niagara's Unity Award for Performance of the Year in both 2017 and 2022. Strong Water Singers is a collective of women from across the Niagara Region, that call the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre home every Wednesday evening as they gather to share their medicine. 

Niagara Highland Dance Academy (5:30 P.M.)

The Niagara Highland Dance Academy has been servicing people of all ages in the art of Highland Dance across the Niagara Region for the last 20 years. The studio, founded and owned by long-time Highland Dancer Audrey Watkins, creates a supportive, fun and engaging environment for all of its dancers!

Fort Erie School of Music Performance (6:00 P.M.)

The Fort Erie School of Music, located in Fort Erie, Ontario has helped thousands of students begin and continue their musical journey. They teach just about every instrument and welcome students of all levels, no matter what your age! Their innovative programs and events have made them a leader in the Niagara music community for over 25 years. 

Neo Young Band (7:00 P.M.)

In a world of note-for-note tribute acts, Neo Young was created as a concept band to offer audiences an enhanced Neil Young experience. Imagine Neil Young's greatest hits with the enhanced rich harmony vocals of CSNY, huge arrangements with enhanced guitar and piano layering and alternative arrangements from artists like Linda Ronstadt, wide-spread panic and Waylon Jennings. If you want note for note buy the album, if you want a one-of-a-kind concert experience, you will thoroughly enjoy Canada's iconic artist Neil Young, re-imagined in the music of Neo Young.

Spencer Mackenzie (8:00 P.M.)

At 22 years of age, Spencer Mackenzie has celebrated three 2019 Independent Blues Awards Nominations for Blues Rock CD, Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Blues Song, Niagara Music Awards Blues Artist of The Year, Maple Blues Awards New Artist of The Year, 3rd Place International Songwriting Competition winner in Blues Category, and Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Winner.
He accomplished this and recording his new album while completing four years of college as a music major and now honours graduate at Mohawk College. His new album titled "Preach to my Soul" comes out TODAY (August 12, 2022). 

The Trews (9:00 P.M.)

The Trews are a Canadian rock band from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, consisting of vocalist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley. The band is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. From their formation in 1997 to 2016, The Trews were among the top 150 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 40 selling Canadian bands in Canada. They've created such well-known hits as: Not Ready to Go, Hold me in your Arms, Hope & Ruin, Poor Ol' Broken Hearted Me, Paranoid Freak, Tired of Waiting, Highway of Heroes, and more.




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