Niagara New Vintage Festival welcomes Hometown Country Music Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2016
St. CATHARINES, ON. (TNWS) – June 2016 marks the inaugural year of the Homegrown Country Music Festival in Niagara. The festival will take place at the Grape Grower of the Year’s vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake on June 19 from noon until 7 pm. As an extension of the Niagara New Vintage Festival, this celebration of local talent and Niagara’s agricultural abundance will be a showcase of an all Canadian New Country artist lineup. Each performer selected for the showcase has a deep rooted tie to the Niagara region and a passion for the local community.
Artists with roots in Niagara will be scheduled to perform, including well-known Country singer and multi-genre songwriter, Tebey; high energy singer/songwriter Ryan Creelman, who grew up in Thorold and now resides in London, Ontario; and St. Catharines’ own Brad Battle. A new twist to the Country festival scene is Country mash-up by DJ Dave Stiles and DJ Tanner.
“I’m really looking forward to being back at the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival this year. Playing the Niagara region is always a homecoming of sorts, as my wife is from St. Catharines and we spend our summers there,” said Tebey of his upcoming performance at the Homegrown Country Music Festival.
Enjoy the soothing sounds of Country music in a unique vineyard location, sipping VQA favourites and singing along amongst the vines. Food trucks will take the stage, offering Niagara sourced produce from local chefs who believe in making the most of the farm-to-table freshness the region has to offer.
Also included in the farm-to-table celebrations of Niagara’s wine country is the Annual TD Tailgate Party, taking place June 18 at the Pillitteri Icewine Farm. Join more than 35 of Niagara’s celebrated wineries as they share their stories alongside ten local chefs who will wow you with fresh culinary delights from our own backyard. It promises to be an unforgettable summer solstice best paired with friends, old and new.
Grape Grower of the Year, Jamie Slingerland, looks forward to welcoming festival goers to the Pillitteri Icewine Farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake. “As Grape King, please accept my invitation to the award-winning Reserve Vineyards of Pillitteri Estates for the 2016 Tailgate Party and Homegrown Country Music Festival. The vineyards are nestled in the heart of wine country in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake where great 100% Ontario wines are grown.”
For those looking to tour Niagara’s wine country, the New Vintage Discovery Pass is the key to two weekends of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara. Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass during Festival weekends June 11-19. Designated drivers can also indulge in culinary offerings with the Driver’s Discovery Pass.
For fans of the vine, these are the weekends to visit wine country. Sip and savour the best of Niagara’s farm-to-table favourites and delicious VQA wine pairings at the Niagara New Vintage Festival and Homegrown Country Music Festival.
For a complete listing of all Niagara New Vintage Festival programming and events, visit us at www.niagarawinefestival.com
For further information, please contact
Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
Our office is located at 8 Church St., Suite 100, St. Catharines, L2R 3B3.
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