Terra Lightfoot kicks off Peterborough Folk Festival on August 17

Hamilton roots rocker performs at ticketed concert at Market Hall to launch free weekend of outdoor live music and more

Hamilton roots rocker Terra Lightfoot and her band (Jeff Heisholt on keyboards, Maury LaFoy on bass, and Joel Haynes on drums), who will be kicking off the Peterborough Folk Festival with a ticketed concert at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough on Friday, August 17, 2018. (Photo: Dustin Rabin Photography)
Hamilton roots rocker Terra Lightfoot and her band (Jeff Heisholt on keyboards, Maury LaFoy on bass, and Joel Haynes on drums), who will be kicking off the Peterborough Folk Festival with a ticketed concert at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough on Friday, August 17, 2018. (Photo: Dustin Rabin Photography)

Hamilton singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot is kicking off the 2018 Peterborough Folk Festival with a concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 17th at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough.

Tickets for the assigned-seating, all-ages show will cost $27 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4th.

Lightfoot began her musical career as a member of the Dinner Belles, a group of country-folk performers from Hamilton. She released her eponymous solo debut record in 2011, followed by Every Time My Mind Runs Wild in 2015, and New Mistakes in 2017 — the latter album nominated for the long list for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.

VIDEO: “Paradise” – Terra Lightfoot

Lightfoot is known for her dynamic live performances and extensive tour schedule — in 2017, she was honoured by the Canadian Independent Music Association for being a touring musician selling at least 25,000 concert seats in a 12-month period.

She previously played at the Peterborough Folk Festival in 2015, and last performed in Peterborough in September 2017 when she opened for Bruce Cockburn at Showplace Performance Centre.

VIDEO: “Pinball King” – Terra Ligthfoot

In addition to the kick-off concert, Peterborough Folk Festival organizers have already announced that The Spades, Bedouin Soundclash, and Basia Bulat will be performing at the 29th annual festival, which takes place from Friday, August 17th to Sunday, August 19th at Nichols Oval in Peterborough.

More acts will be announced soon. For more information about this year’s festival, visit www.peterboroughfolkfest.com.

VIDEO: “Never Will” – Terra Lightfoot

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