Yes folks that is correct. There is no 2017 edition of Musicfest at the Voyageurs’ Lodge. After over a dozen years of filling the shore with the sounds of drums, guitars, stand up bass, and even a horn section, we are taking the year off.
As most of you who attend Musicfest know, the whole event is possible because our gang of teacher friends from London, Ontario come up and volunteer at it. They tend bar, help at the gate, help set up and tear down the bandshell area, and so on. Quite frankly, we could not execute the event without their help.
Well this year, the daughter of one of those four couples is getting married, and we all have to be at the wedding. It is a no brainer for us. These guys are our best friends, and like brothers to me.
So this year we hosted a larger than usual Canada Day event with Frank Deresti and The Lake Effect, and we have cancelled our annual Musicfest event, usually held on the Civic Holiday weekend.
Our staff will be holding down the fort, and Gail and I are going to watch the wedding vows of our very dear friends’ beautiful daughter. Our annual “Art on the Bay” artisans’ festival is still being held, and the date is Sat. Aug. 19th 11-5pm. See you all there.
Not to worry, we will bring back Musicfest next season. Cheers to all of you. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!