Pigeon Lake Music Fest returns with famed Canadian acts

Harlequin, Stampeders, Elliot Brood and Wintersleep headlining

The scenic beauty of Mulhurst Bay will be boosted this summer by the great sounds of famed Canadian performers. The Pigeon Lake Music Fest is returning for a second season Aug. 4 to 5.

The music fest, hosted by the Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV Park west of Mulhurst, had an excellent inaugural season in 2017, noted event coordinator Kyle Knutson.

“The music festival went incredibly well and we were overwhelmed by the support and positive feedback that we received,” stated Knutson in an email May 31.

“Everyone seemed to have a fantastic time and those in attendance couldn’t wait to find out if we were doing it again.”

He noted Harlequin, The Stampeders, Elliot Brood and Wintersleep are headlining with many other talented performers on tap.

The hundreds of guests who enjoyed live music in the beauty of the Hilya Ayers resort will likely be wondering if any changes are planned to the festival.

“For the most part, it will be run the same, but on a much bigger scale,” stated Knutson.

“With that being said, space remains limited as we want to continue to promote an intimate and interactive experience for all who attend. We have made considerable improvements throughout the resort where the festival is held and a brand new local music spotlight will showcase immense talent from the local music community.

“In addition to MusiCounts, a charitable organization that provides music education to underprivileged children, we have teamed up with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to raise funds by way of live and silent auctions throughout the course of the festival.

“Finally, due to popular demand, we will be introducing a merchant marketplace outside the concert area where local vendors will be selling an assortment of products and handmade goods.”

Knutson said the music fest wanted to provide a great line-up of performers.

“We felt it was important to build a lineup that caters to a wide range of musical tastes and that supports the Canadian music industry,” noted Knutson.

“We feel our roster is quite complementary and we are extremely excited to welcome such legendary and award-winning artists to our stage.”

Knutson said the music fest will also have the always-popular selection of vendors who offer a bewilderingly diverse number of items for sale. “Aside from the marketplace, merchants will also be setup within the concert area offering an array of goods including jewelry, clothing, artwork, confectionery, and more,” he stated.

Staying for the entire weekend of music is likely the major option for most guests. Knutson said there’s plenty of room for everyone. “Plenty of onsite camping is available and several food trucks and trailers from all over Alberta will be on location at the festival including Smokin Barrels BBQ and Catering, The New Deli Food Truck, Rusty Tailgate Streatery and our very own Evergreen Eatery,” stated Knutson.

“Check out each Facebook page to view all the delicious menu items that will be served.”

Knutson noted complete event details can be found on the fest’s website at www.plmf.ca.

“This is a true celebration of music, nature, and camaraderie, and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring so many people together for such a memorable weekend,” he added.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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