By Chad Ingram
Published July 14 2016
The Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre will host a music festival later this summer with tickets on sale now.
“It’s similar to what the Haliburton Forest did last year” generalmanager John Teljeur said in reference to the Forest Festival. Thatevent has been cancelled this year.
Shows for the Edgewater Music Festival will take place Sundays inAugust with acts Alfie Zappacosta Circle 5 and The Nylons alreadybooked.
Grammy- and Juno-award-winning singer-songwriter Zappacosta will play Sunday Aug. 7 reggae band Circle 5 on Sunday Aug. 14 and a capellagroup The Nylons on Sunday Aug. 28 as part of their farewell tour.
Teljeur said the Pinestone is working on booking other acts and that some shows may also be added on weekday evenings.
Performances are scheduled to take place outside near the pond at the front of the resort with seating for about 700 and are being producedby Lesley English who’s produced numerous shows throughout the countyand is a former manager of the Forest Festival.
“We’re going to operate the entire event ourselves” Teljeur saidadding that food and beverages from the resort’s new restaurant Stone21 would be available at the concert venue. “We’re going to have therestaurant open have the deck open.”
There will also be a charitable aspect to the festival with someproceeds scheduled to go to local organizations including the YWCAWomen’s Shelter and food banks among others.
Teljeur has been trying to organize a music festival in the community for years including at the Minden fairgrounds.
“It’s a very different version of it” Teljeur said. “Bringingmusical acts into the area is always something I’ve wanted to do.”
Tickets can be purchased at the resort and soon on its website.