Shelburne’s Fiddle Fest now the Heritage Music Festival

May 26, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Lynda Buffet, organizing Chair of Shelburne’s Heritage Music Festival, has announced that the Jim Cuddy Band will be the festival’s first major headliner on Friday August 5 at the Centre Dufferin Recreation Centre.

“The concert will start at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m.  All music events at this site are presented by The Rotary Club of Shelburne and this will be a first for Shelburne and we are all very excited as a Rotary Club, to be bringing such a top-named Canadian entertainer and Juno Award winner to our new festival,” she said.

The concert was announced on website last Friday & fans are purchasing tickets on their “Ticket Pre-Sale” hosted on the website.

The public sale of tickets began last Friday, May 20, when the Rotary Club launched it’s website In addition to ordering tickets here, members of the public can also pre-order tickets at Holmes Music and Appliances in Downtown Shelburne.

“And as for our Fiddle Fans, they will continue to enjoy our Canadian Open Fiddle Championship events once again this year, as we move into our 66th year. This event is the basis of our established musical heritage in Shelburne and it will continue as part of our festival for years to come.”

“After all,” Ms. Buffet commented, “this event put Shelburne on the map!

“I am sure anyone who travels and gets asked where they are from, experience the same thing as I do. No matter where you travel in North America when you say you are from Shelburne, everyone always says: “Oh I know where Shelburne is – isn’t that where the Canadian Open Fiddle Championship takes place? So you know it’s been a great tourist event for the town.”

“Our Thursday evening performance launches the Canadian Open Fiddle Championship and will feature “The Next Generation Leahy,” then on Friday the contest will be hosted from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., followed by the Jim Cuddy Band concert .

And the Saturday evening contest finale will feature “McLeod” – a group that’s coming together once again to entertain the crowd. The group consists of four former contest winners: Scott Wood, Shane Cook, Matthew Johnston & James Bickle”.

“We will be making ongoing updates about other events taking place in the festival on the new website, so the public can check back regularly to get all the information they need”.

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