On March 24, 2021 the House of Commons voted unanimously to officially designate August 1 Emancipation Day. It marks the actual day in 1834 that the slavery abolition act came into effect across the British Empire.
Join us at the Blue Mountain Village for a Emancipation Day Musical Celebration!
BLACKBURN 6-9pm Coca-Cola Floating Stage
An obvious uniqueness that identifies and sets apart the band is that BLACKBURN is a band of brothers - literally. Duane (lead vocalist), Brooke (guitar), Cory (drums) and Robert (harmony vocals and songwriting) all share the Blackburn name; A name that has become truly connected to Toronto music history. BLACKBURN Band received the Maple Blues Award for best new band in 2010, a Juno nomination for Blues Album of The Year in 2016, Duane Blackburn received a Maple Blues Award nomination for keyboard/piano player of the year in 2019 and 2020, Corey Blackburn received a Maple Blues Award nomination for drummer of the year in 2020.
Motown & Marley 2-4pm Coca-Cola Floating Stage
These three local musicians appeared together on stage up the mountain a few years ago, and they quickly realized that there was a chemistry between them like no other. Lead vocalist Marcia Alderson sings and performs from the depths of her Jamaican roots, Craig Smith is one of the areas finest multi-instrumentalist and solo recording artist, and Bam528 heels from Detroit and is a Juno Award nominee. As a child Bam528 cut his percussion chops at Motown records, playing for the likes of Stevie, Diana and The Funk Brothers. Combine this trio and man, you’ve got something there.
Event Location Address
190 Gord Canning Dr
Blue Mountain ON L9Y 1C2