Attention all hippy-dippy folk-music lovers
Peter Yarrow—yes he of Peter, Paul and Mary—and Jim Kweskin, founder of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, are the headliners of the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal June 14-17.
It’s the fifth and biggest year for what organizers are calling the little festival that could, and it’s happening on both sides of the Lachine Canal, east and west of Atwater.
Yarrow, with singer songer-songwriter Sarah Jane Scouten, will be performing Thursday, June 14, 8 pm, at the Georges Vanier Culture Centre, 2450 Workman, just east of Lionel Groulx métro. $75.
Kweskin is featured Friday, June 15, with the Ever Lovin’ Jug Band (ex Land of Stew) and folk rocker Daniel Isaiah. It’s also at the Georges Vanier Cultural Centre. $40.
The music Saturday and Sunday is an all-afternoon outdoor happening starting at 1:30 pm and featuring seven local groups. 2605 St. Patrick and Charlevoix, in the park next to Charlevoix métro. You are welcome to camp out for the night.
$30 each day or $50 for both.
Tickets and info: montrealfolkfest.com