Celebrating National Emancipation Day at Blue Mountain Village

Celebrating National Emancipation Day at Blue Mountain Village

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!

 

Featuring 

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. 

 

Special Guests 

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.

 

 

Dates

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Event Location Address

190 Gord Canning Dr
Blue Mountain ON L9Y 1C2
Canada

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