What an awesome weekend we had. Read on for a little trip down Springtide weekend memory lane…
Starting off with a bang, we kicked off the festival with the Thursday night Launch Party featuring killer headliner Bedouin Soundclash, along with folk musician Julian Taylor and local artist Tania Joy. People from near and far filled the music hall to dance, sing along, and enjoy live music together. We stayed up past our bedtime, enjoying local craft brews, cider, and great music in the historic Uxbridge Music Hall, and it felt great!
Friday afternoon, venues around Uxbridge filled up with musicians and music lovers alike. We also had the interactive youth Songwriting Workshop with Bernadette Connors and the Author’s Stage where former MuchMusic man Tim Deegan interviewed journalist Michael Barclay as he discussed his book Hearts on Fire: Six Years That Changed The Canadian Music Scene.
Through the evening and into the night musical sounds across all genres filled the Uxbridge streets. The soothing sounds of Hollowsage at the Uxbridge Legion, local pop star Carley Hope at Urban Pantry, folk band Wooly and local rocker Tamara Williamson at Wixan’s Bridge, and so many more. We close out the night with another awesome headliner at the Uxbridge Music Hall, Boy Golden “redefining jam band and stoner cultures by turning dead heads into lively brains.”
Saturday morning we woke up early to catch Yoga at Banjo Cider with Sun Dog Yoga and a sound bath from Inner Environmentalism. After catching our collective breaths, we were then ready for a final Springtide day full of music.
Interview Stage got us up close and personal with some of our favourite acts, curated by Tamara Williamson at The Bridge Social. The Interview Stage, offered in-depth interviews and workshops with a dazzling lineup of musicians including Emily Rockarts and Stephen Stanley, accompanied by some unforgettable freestyle jams.
Our Youth Stage highlighted six solo artists who played to a full house, and captivated the audience with their outstanding musicianship and range of styles. Thank you to Julia Middleton, Josh Takeda, Jillian Foote, Jude Veens, Harmony Meirik and Else Langhans for sharing your music with us! We finished off the afternoon with a performance from Youth Stage alumni, Nate Hobor who spoke of the importance of the youth stage on his musical journey and then capped off the afternoon with a mesmerizing set of covers and originals.
We also opened our Outdoor Main Stage, in it’s new Centennial Park location. Families gathered on picnic blankets to enjoy the warm weather, the fabulous music, and then a quick rain shower to let us cool off! As we danced in the bubble machine we enjoyed the sounds of musicians like local artist Matt Gunn, with his look-a-like band mates, Goodnight Sunrise with their rocking, interactive set, and awesome headliner Alysha Brilla to close out the evening.
As Springtide Saturday came to a close, we partied late, soaking up every last drop of live music and fun times together.
We would like to thank all of our fabulous volunteers, because seriously, without them, our festival wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to our sponsors that help make Springtide happen, and thank you to our artists and venues for putting on the shows we have so missed.
And that’s a wrap on the 2022 season. If you had a blast at this year’s festival, we’d love to hear from you! Leave us a review on our Facebook Page or on our Google listing. We can’t wait to relive all the memories!