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“60 in 60” – A Celebration of Mariposa Folk Festival

November 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“A Celebration of 60 Years of Music from the Mariposa Folk Festival” was a show-stopping audience favourite at the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival, and now it’s back to open Mariposa in Concert’s 2023-24 season!

This time, award-winning keyboardist and producer Lance Anderson will expand the 60-minute musical trip down memory lane into a 90-minute show at the Orillia Opera House on Saturday, November 18.

“Lance’s “60 in 60″ tribute opened the main stage at our 2022 festival” Festival President Pam Carter said. “Everyone loved it and it wasn’t long before we started receiving requests to have it performed again. It truly is back by popular demand and will likely sell out quickly.”

Anderson will regroup his all-star cast of performers to take on this challenging task once again. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Matt Weidinger, gospel and soul sensation Quisha Wint, the fabulous Selena Evangeline on guitar and vocals plus a band of some of the most versatile musicians in Canada including ethnomusicologist Dr. Mike Daley (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Wayne Deadder (guitar and vocals) Russ Boswell (bass) Bucky Berger (drums) will anchor this ensemble with musical director Anderson at the helm.

The concert will cover the many genres that have been a part of the Mariposa experience. Folk and singer songwriters but also blues, gospel, vocal groups, alt. country, roots and traditional music from many cultures. The emphasis will be on the Canadian artists and icons but will not be limited to any borders.

It will not be a medley of songs, but a linear display and reminder of the historic significance of the Mariposa Folk Festival. The songs will not be recreated but will be interpreted by the performers to continue the creative evolution of the art of songwriting.

Lance Anderson’s musical connections run deep in the industry and he always assembles a stellar group of artists.

One Price: $35

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November 18, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Orillia Opera House – G.L. Auditorium
1 West Street North
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5B8 Canada
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