|3-Day Peak to Shore Music & Arts Festival - 2009 marked the first annual Peak to Shore Music Festival, pulling together downtown Collingwood and The Blue Mountains under one festival umbrella in the hopes of growing into a world-class destination festival. Recently, it was recognized as one of the 2010 Top 100 Ontario Festivals by Festivals and Events Ontario which acknowledges excellence in the province’s festivals and events industry.|
From August 20-22, 2010, the expanded program will showcase musicians, artist demonstrations and artisans from across Canada on 9 event stages in 4 quaint settings: The Village at Blue, Downtown Collingwood, Thornbury and Clarksburg.
“We are thrilled to be hosting this event again this year with the communities of Collingwood, Thornbury and Clarksburg”, says Patti Kendall, Manager of Marketing and Events for the Blue Mountain Village Association. “The Top 100 designation for the festival certainly provides another opportunity to showcase the incredible and diverse talent we have and to connect and inspire people from all over Ontario.”
The second annual Peak to Shore Festival is proud to announce Juno Award winning artist, Serena Ryder, hitting the Main Stage in the Village at Blue at 7pm on Saturday, August 21st. Festivities kick off Friday night and continue throughout the weekend in all four locations. Highlights include Silver Creek, Marc Charron, The Wild Turkey Outfit, Brett Caswell and Dave Thomson, Tara Holloway, Nicole Scott and Jake Robertson among others still to be announced.
“We wanted to honour Canada’s finest independent recording artists and highlight some amazing and varied art demonstrations,” said Sue Nicholson, General Manager for the Collingwood Downtown BIA. “Adding these one-of-a-kind experiences year after year will enrich and broaden our existing festival line-up, bringing many first time and returning visitors to the region.”
Over 60 artists will be exhibiting work on Saturday and Sunday in Downtown Collingwood while art demonstrations will be happening on various stages in each community. The art demonstrations will range from chainsaw sculptors to henna artists to glass blowers to jazz music and painting duos.
The event is free all weekend long. Main stages are located in the Village at Blue Mountain, Downtown Collingwood and Thornbury. For more information and details regarding the event, please visit peaktoshore.com.
About the Village at Blue Mountain
About Downtown Collingwood
About the Village of Clarksburg
About The Georgian Bay Association for Creative Arts