Downtown Peterborough was buzzing for the fifth annual Hootenanny on Hunter Street last Saturday, August 8th. kawarthaNOW photographer Linda McIlwain was there to document the self-described “Street Festival for Everyone”.
Hunter Street between George and Aylmer in downtown Peterborough was closed for the annual event, which is organized by Jonathan Hall (co-owner of Spanky’s at 201 Hunter Street West).
Hootenanny ran from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and featured free concerts and a market with over 50 vendors offering food and drink and arts and crafts. Patios at venues in the Hunter Street Café district were also extended for patrons at the all-ages, licensed event.
Many thousands of people came out to live music from almost every genre, including country and folk to heavy metal and rock. Performers included Mayhemingways, the Kayla Howran Band, The Lonely Parade, Melissa Payne and Benny Rough, Mokomokai, Washboard Hank, Norman Blake (of Teenage Fanclub), The Burning Hell, and The Weber Brothers.
Here’s a selection of Linda’s photos from the fifth annual Hootenanny.