|4:00pm||To the Trees|
|8:30pm||Cara Smith Band|
Fireworks Festival Main Stage Band Bios:
Cara Smith Band:
The Cara Smith Band is an upcoming country and rock & roll band that has been entertaining since 2014. They play originals written by Cara herself and cover songs that people can two step too an love to sing along too! They have been fortunate to open up for The Road Hammers and a few other well know artists! They have been playing at many local festivals, fundraisers and private events and hope to see you at one of their shows this summer!
Madison Galloway and The Mud Guppies:
Madison Galloway and The Mud Guppies will delight you with their unique blend of folk, rock, and blues combining their catchy originals with your favourite contemporary and classic covers. They will get your toes tappin’ and keep you captivated while switching it up between guitar, harmonica, ukulele, slide-guitar, bass, keys, and banjo. Their vocals create a harmonious groove while drums bring it all together giving a performance full of fun, energy and positive vibes.
Chantal Preston is a singer/songwriter born in Winnipeg and now living in Oro-Medonte Ont. She’s been playing in venues across Simcoe county since she was 17. Last October she released a country EP Titled ‘Call you Later’ that features 5 radio friendly songs including her single ‘Just Wing it’. Since then she’s visited Nashville to own her songwriting skills and recording in studio. She’s excited to release another single called ‘One Beer’. For more information visit www.chantalpreston.com
To The Trees:
“To The Trees creates songs purposed to take listeners away; an earful of solitude and regular memories. Formed in 2015, Trevor Martin (vocals, keys), Katelyn Bearinger (lead vocals, keys), Mike Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Jake Bursey (percussion) started playing cover songs at local porch parties and community events. Later they fused their creativity and musical artistry together to create original music. Their sound is highlighted by heartfelt lyrics, atmospheric electronic elements, unique drum rhythms, and a blend of driving and ambient guitar textures.
Quickly becoming well-established in the Kitchener-Waterloo indie music scene, To The Trees garnered much interest from listeners when they entered and won the tiered Battle for KOI contest at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events in Waterloo. At the KOI festival, To The Trees shared the stage with talented artists including Kalle Matson, HIGHS, and Sam Cash and the Romantic Dogs.
To The Trees continues to create polished music with the plans of recording and releasing their new music later this year.”
Jason Sheffield is a singer/songwriter based out of Guelph, ON. His unique voice and playing style and passion for acoustic music, harmony and improvisation has drawn listeners in for years.
Jason’s folk rock, bluegrass, and bluesy stylings have been heard on CBC and college radio in the US.
He has performed since the late ‘80s as a solo act, in duos, and in a variety of bands. Jason also performs with the Guelph based bluegrass/Canadiana band Chesterfield & The Sofa Kings who have just released their first CD “The Rise of the Recliner”