Riverfest Elora 2015 has expanded to three days of music, arts and culture. It will be held in Bissell Park Friday, August 14, Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16.
The full line up will come on April 13, but we’ve just announced our first eight performers including the Sam Roberts Band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea), Sarah Harmer, Shad, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The River and the Road and the Meligrove Band.
Three-day early bird weekend passes are now on sale at Ticketbreak for $140.00 plus taxes and fees.
We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and the stupendous turnout out for Riverfest Elora 2014. Over 9,000 people came out to Bissell Park on August 22 and 23 2014 for our sixth annual festival. We hosted iconic Canadian country rockers Blue Rodeo, folk-pop songstress Serena Ryder, eclectic indie rockers the Arkells, American soul powerhouse Charles Bradley and Vancouver folk troubadour Dan Mangan.
Friday also included Toronto-based singer songwriter Bahamas, six-piece bluegrass band, The Strumbellas, Australian singer-guitarist Kim Churchill and legendary Canadian reggae band Messenjah.
Saturday’s line-up included alt-country trio Elliott BROOD, Montreal synth-pop band Young Galaxy, country-folk supergroup Quartette, hook-heavy indie rockers Odd Years, global fusion band Eccodek, folk singer-songwriter Jadea Kelly and local rock band Snack!.
Riverfest Elora is the town’s annual celebration of community and music. For its seventh edition, the festival will expand to three days in 2015, August 14, 15 and 16 in Elora’s Bissell Park. Ice Jam, Riverfest Elora’s winter music festival, will be at the Elora Mill on March 7, 2015.
The festival was founded by Elora artist Marilyn Koop in 2009. Koop passed away in 2012 and the festival continues in her memory. For the latest updates, become a fan of Riverfest on Facebook and Twitter.