The Barn is one of three venues at Westben, Willow Hill and the Campfire are the Others
Get your Tickets Now to a Variety of Performances
Campbellford – Thurs., July 13, 2023 – Westben’s 26 performances featuring 70 artists from its beginning earlier this month on July 2 to August 6 include a myriad of concerts and outdoor experiences in and around its three venues.
The custom-built, timber-frame barn seats 400 with doors that roll open onto a lush meadow. Willow Hill amphitheatre offers the outdoor festival experience where you bring your own lawn chair and pick your spot on the grassy hill. The cozy campfire venue offers performers and audiences a chance to share songs and stories with smores and a sunset. Imagine sunshine and smiles while listening to everything from Bach to Broadway, jazz, folk, pop, fiddle and new this year, country music. There will also be music and art shared by our neighbours from Alderville First Nation.
But Westben is more than just great performances, it is a true music in nature experience. Gourmet picnics on the meadow, Dare to Pair dining and wine tasting with storytelling, curated wine and beer selections from the Milkshed, pre-concert chats, guided nature walks with live music on a neighboring Nature Reserve and a chance to relax by the pond, all make Westben the place to be.
Measha Breggergosman-Lee opened the Festival July 2 having performed at Carnegie Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center to London’s Wigmore Hall and Musikverein in Vienna. Other classical artists include Ben Heppner with the Elmer Iseler Singers on July 14, Juno award winning pianist Janina Fialkowska on July 22, and a quintet of wind and string musicians on July 15 performing sunny selections in a concert call Mozart on the Meadow.
Natural Balance on July 20 is a gathering of Alderville First Nation neighbours as they meet at The Barn to share stories, music and conversation about their lives, history, hopes and dreams including the creation and caretakership of Alderville’s Black Oak Savanna.
Pop music concerts include industry legend Dan Hill on July 16 and Chantal Kreviazuk a platinum-selling, Grammy and three-time Juno Award winning artist on July 23.
Around the Campfire, folk singer and winner of Western Canada Music Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards Del Barber performs July 15 and Ben Caplan on July 22 who mixes klezmer melodies and ancient sounds and themes with a decidedly contemporary twist.
The annual Broadway revue run is a concert version of Les Mis July 25 to August 2 with Adam Fisher, Robert Longo, Kim Dafoe, Caitlin Wood, David Michael Moote and Meher Pavri.
July 21st brings vocal jazz jewel Emilie-Claire Barlow, Lennie Gallant whose song Peter’s Dream was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame appears August 4, Jill Barber August 5 and the music of Joni Mitchell and more with Laila Biali and the Brian Barlow Big Band August 6.
What’s new at Westben? Mime, film, improv are combined in Sounds of Silence today, on July 13 with Ben Finley and a brilliant group of improvising musicians to team up with ET the Mime, one of Canada’s favourite mime arsts to explore a series of silent movies.
Get your tickets now by going online to https://www.westben.ca/2022-summer
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