August 12-17 2014

August 12-17 2014

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Canadian Brass

On August 12th at the Bone Lake Amphitheatre we invite you to enjoy the quint-essential experience that is Canadian Brass. If you’ve never considered yourself a fan of brass music this performance will powerfully, emotionally, joyously show you what you’ve been missing!

Greg Keelor & Jim Cuddy

On Wednesday, August 13th the Forest Festival is pleased to present Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy – the founding members of Blue Rodeo - in a rare acoustic duo performance at our stunning Bone Lake Amphitheatre. We welcome you to see, and hear, Keelor and Cuddy in a whole new way!

Measha Brueggergosman

The Forest Festival is thrilled to welcome Measha Brueggergosman to our Bone Lake Amphitheatre on Thursday, August 14th. Ms. Brueggergosman will be showcasing her exceptional talents, singing the music of Gershwin, in an equally singular setting. It promises to be unforgettable.  

Angel Forrest

The Forest Festival has coaxed this award winning blues artist out of her native Quebec to entertain us here in the wilds of central Ontario on Friday Aug 15th. Performing with her band at the Historic Logging Museum Angel is sure to bring the house down with her powerful and passionate voice. Prepare to be entertained!

The Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons are jazz funk alchemists who brew an electrifying musical concoction that draws from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. The band is genre bending, highly visually entertaining, funny, and best of all, can really PLAY. They bring all of this to the Forest Festival on the afternoon of Saturday, August 16th at the Logging Museum


On Saturday, August 16th, the Forest Festival welcomes Manteca to our historic Logging Museum. This 9-piece, multi- Juno nominated, new world jazz collective will rock the house with their 'innovative, unique and exhilarating' sound. Including a five-piece rhythm section and four-piece horn line display, this is jazz that speaks to audiences young and old alike.


On Sunday morning August 12th, the Forest Festival welcomes Magoo. Described by Hamilton’s Festival of Friends as “a consummate entertainer who makes it happen every time” we know the little ones, and  the big ones too, will love his show.

Barbara Budd

Her voice is one of the most recognizable in Canada, and after 17 years as co-host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens, Barbara Budd is known around the globe. She brings her one-woman show - just herself and a microphone - to the Forest Festival's Logging Museum August 17th for an informal afternoon of humour and storytelling.

Bruce Cockburn

On Sunday, August 17th The Forest Fesival presents this Canadian musical legend, who has been capturing in song the essence of human experience – while fiercely striving to make it better.


Welcome to The Forest Festival

Imagine sitting in the middle of a forest, away from the lights of the city, in an amphitheatre overlooking a lake listening to live music as the sun sets. Or imagine yourself listening to incredible musicians while sitting in a place of historic significance to the forest that surrounds you: An Historic Logging Museum.

The 2014 season of the Forest Festival is over, and what a season it was! Once again we offered some of the best of Canadian musical talent and, in spite of less than perfect weather, beat our own attendance records. There are so many organizations and individuals (the Forest Festival thanks you all!) who put in a huge effort to make the Forest Festival better every year. Next season will be no exception.

The venue expansions will continue, with work on the Historic Logging Museum already started. All our performances will now be able to move indoors in the case of poor weather. Planning has also begun on next year’s line-up of terrific talent. We won’t be giving any hints, but watch this site and our Face Book page in the spring and prepare to be amazed.

See you next season!



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