Sixth Annual Acoustic Roots Festival Announces 2018 Performers

Chosen as one of Destination Cape Breton’s 2018 Signature Events the sixth annual Acoustic Roots Festival is pleased to announce the talent line-up for the 2018 festival, to be held August 31st to September 2nd . This year’s performers includes some of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting artists. Scheduled performers include: Adam Young, Brenda Stubbert, Blanche Sopholeous, Buddy MacDonald, Chrissy Crawley, Colin Grant, Crowdis Bridge, Dara MacDonald, Dave Carroll, David Meuse, Donnie Campbell, Dwayne Cote, Harold MacIntyre, Jason MacDonald, Jason Price, Jim Inch, Jinks O’Neill, Joe Gillis, Kolten MacDonell, John Curtis Sampson, MacArthur Dancers, MacNeil Sisters, Meaghan Blanchard, Naming The Twins, NC Elite Dancers, Robert Bouchard and Ryan Roberts. Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located near Marion Bridge, Cape Breton is the venue for the multi- genre festival. The 500 acre site offers a variety of activities and services for festival goers including onsite camping, walking trails, fish ponds, wagon rides, petting zoo, canteen, observatory and WiFi. The campground has several serviced sites as well as a new visitor’s center with showers and laundry facilities. Coinciding with the festival weekend, the park will also be hosting the Annual Horse Show. The Acoustic Roots performances begin at 6 pm on Friday, August 31 with an 11 am start on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. Musical workshops will be held during the festival. For additional information on the sixth annual Acoustic Roots Festival and to register for workshops, visit www.acousticrootsfestival.com .To book a campsite at the park call 902-727-2483.

5th Annual Acoustic Roots Festival wonderful success

 Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, talented performer and Two Rivers Wildlife Park staff who help make the 5th Annual Acoustic Roots Festival a wonderful success. Also thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the music and activities in the park . Hope to see you all back again next year for another weekend of fabulous music and family fun.

Fifth Annual Acoustic Roots Festival Announces 2017 Performers

Chosen as one of Destination Cape Breton’s 17 of 17 Events with Heart..the fifth annual Acoustic Roots Festival is pleased to announce the talent line-up for the 2017 edition of the event to be held September 1, 2nd and 3rd. The acclaimed Cape Breton music festival showcases some of Atlantic Canada’s most popular Folk, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass and Blues artists. The list of performers taking to the stage for Acoustic Roots 2017 features a mix of fan favourites and some of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting emerging artists. Scheduled performers appearing at Acoustic Roots 2017 include: Adam Young, Alycia Putnam, Colin Grant, Crowdis Bridge, Darrell Keigan, Donnie Campbell, Dwayne Cote, Gillian Head, Jason MacDonald, Jason Price, Joe Gillis, John Curtis Sampson, Kim Dunn  Kyle MacDonald, the cast of the popular Lyrics and Laughter, MacArthur Dancers, Makayla Lynn, Mi'kmag Singers and Dancers,Pretty Archie, Robert Bouchard and Ryan Roberts. Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located near Marion Bridge, Cape Breton is once again the venue for the multi- genre festival. The 500 acre site of Two Rivers Wildlife Park offers a variety of activities and services for festival goers including onsite camping, walking trails, fish ponds, wagon rides, petting zoo, canteen, observatory and WiFi. The campgrounds have several serviced sites as well as a new visitors center with showers and laundry facilities. Coinciding with the festival weekend, the park will also be hosting the Annual Horse Show. Acoustic Roots performances begin at 6 pm on Friday September 1 with an 11 am start on Saturday September 2 and Sunday September 3. Musical workshops will be held during the festival.To book a campsite at the park call 902-727-2483.

 

 

 

 

 

Another Big Year For Acoustic Roots Festival

Another big year for Acoustic Roots Festival, with significant increases in attendance. The number of campers for the weekend set a new all time record in the history of the park. . Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, talented performer and Two Rivers Wildlife Park staff who made it all possible. Also thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the music and activities in the park over the festival weekend. Hope to see you all back again next year for another weekend of fabulous music and family fun.
 
Fourth Annual Acoustic Roots Festival announces 2016 lineup
The fourth annual Acoustic Roots Festival is pleased to announce the talent line-up for the 2016 edition of the event to be held September 2-4 at Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located near Marion Bridge, Cape Breton. This year’s festival features award winning acts, fan favourites and rising stars from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, performing a variety of musical genres including Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, and Blues. The 2016 list of performers taking to the stage for their first appearances at Acoustic Roots 2016 include Pictou County’s singer-songwriter extraordinaire Dave Gunning and British Columbia’s dynamic duo and rising country stars Twin Kennedy (twin sisters Carli & Julie Kennedy). In addition, a strong Cape Breton contingent appearing for the first time at Acoustic Roots includes Pretty Archie, Maxim & Gervais Cormier, Mike Barron, Joe Gillis, Rob MacLean and the cast of the popular Lyrics and Laughter production. The list of returning performers includes Adam Young, Adrianne & Mike, Allie Bennett, Anita MacDonald, Ben Miller, Buddy MacDonald, Colin Grant, Chrissy Crowley, Crowdis Bridge, Darrell Keigan, Dwayne Côté, Jason MacDonald, the MacArthur Dancers, Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Robert Bouchard and The Cape Breton School Of the Arts. Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located near Marion Bridge overlooking the beautiful Mira River will once again serve as the venue for Acoustic Roots. The 500 acre site of Two Rivers Wildlife Park offers a variety of activities and services for festival goers including onsite camping, walking trails, fish ponds, wagon rides, petting zoo, canteen, observatory and WiFi. This year, the campgrounds have several new serviced sites plus a new visitors’ center with showers and laundry facilities. To book a campsite at the park call 902-727-2483. Coinciding with the festival weekend, the park will also be hosting the Ole County Fair and Horse Show on the same weekend. Performances begin at 6 pm on September 2 with an 11 am start on September 3 and 4. Various musical workshops will be held throughout the festival. For additional information on the fourth annual Acoustic Roots Festival or to register for workshops, visit www.acousticrootsfestival.com
Andrew Fedora, Buddy MacDonald, Keith Mullins, Jason MacDonald

Andrew Fedora, Buddy MacDonald, Keith Mullins, Jason MacDonald

Venue Location:
Two Rivers Wildlife Park is located on the banks of Cape Breton's picturesque Mira River - just 28km outside of Sydney at 4581 Grand Mira North Road, Huntingtion, NS.    From Highway 125 take Exit 7 towards Marion Bridge you will drive out on Alexandra Street (Gabarus Hwy 327) and then turn right onto Sandfield Road and follow the signs.                                                                                        

 
For information and to book your campsite call 902-727-2483

Site is equipped with Wi-Fi, Fire Pits & Picnic Tables. Come experience all we have to offer with the convenience of camping! Enjoy the beautiful view of the Wildlife Park and the Mira River from your very own campsite!        Two Rivers Wildlife Park

Acoustic Roots Festival 2015 Sept 4-6

Third Annual Acoustic Roots Festival announces 2015 lineup that includes Award winning singer songwriter Lennie Gallant

The third annual Acoustic Roots Festival is pleased to announce the talent line-up for the 2015 edition of the event to be held Sept 4-6. The Cape Breton festival showcases some of Atlantic Canada’s most popular folk, country, Celtic, bluegrass and blues artists. The list of performers taking to the stage for Acoustic Roots 2015 include Adam Young, Adrianne & Mike, Allie Bennett, All Fired Up, Angelo Spinazzola, Anita MacDonald, Ben Miller, Buddy MacDonald, Colin Grant, Crowdis Bridge, Cyril MacPhee, Dara MacDonald, Darrell Keigan, Decota McNamara, Jason MacDonald,   Jordon Musycsyn, Lennie Gallant, MacArthur School of Dance, Dwayne Cote, Ian Sherwood, Robert Bouchard, The Cape Breton School of the Arts and The Goin’s On. Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located near Marion Bridge, Cape Breton will once again serve as the backdrop for the multi- genre festival. The 500 acre site of Two Rivers Wildlife Park offers a variety of activities and services for festival goers including onsite camping, walking trails, fish ponds, wagon rides, petting zoo, canteen and WiFi. Coinciding with the festival weekend, the park will also be hosting the Ole County Fair and Horse Show. Performances begin at 6 pm on September 4 with a 11 am start on September 5 and 6. Various musical workshops will be held throughout the festival. For additional information on the third annual Acoustic Roots Festival and to register for workshops, visit www.acousticrootsfestival.com .To book a campsite at the park call 902-727-2483.
 




Plans are well underway for Acoustic Roots Festival 2015.
This years exciting lineup of east coast entertainers will be announced soon.We have some artist back from  previous years, along with some new comers to the festival.Going to be a fabulous three days of music and activities at Two Rivers Wildlife Park September 4-6, 2015. Campgound now taking bookings for festival weekend. Call 
902 727-2483            to book your campsite.

                                           

How we have grown in just one year
BIG THANK YOU
to everyone who helped out with Acoustic Roots Festival 2014, the volunteers, sponsors, park staff, and to the talented performers. Lots of wonderful comments on the venue, music variety and quality of the entertainment. You folks are truly amazing each and everyone. Thanks for sharing your music.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support the festival, the park and our talented east coast musicians.       Hope to see you back next year.


New This Year!!  Fiddle and Songwriting Workshops - Check Workshops Page For Details

Acoustic Roots Festival announces 2014 lineup of performers.                      Performances begin at 6pm on Aug 29 and 1pm on Aug 30 and 31

The second annual Acoustic Root Festival takes place on August 29-31, 2014 on the 500 acre site of Two Rivers Wildlife Park, located near Marion Bridge, Cape Breton. The festival features several genre of music that includes, folk, country, celtic, bluegrass and blues. The festival lineup this year includes some of Atlantic Canada’s busiest and most talented entertainers. Performers include, John Campbelljohn, Rachel Davis, Dwayne Cote, Robert Bouchard,Crowdis Bridge, Darren McMullen, Jason MacDonald, Kimberley Fraser, Buddy MacDonald, Roger Stone, Norma MacDonald, Wills Addiction, The Goin’s On, Keith Mullins, Buffy MacNeil & Larry Boutilier, Catahoula Brown, Donna Marie DeWolfe, Anita MacDonald, Adam Young. The park offers a variety of activities and services for festival goers, that includes onsite camping, walking trails, fish ponds, wagon rides, petting zoo, canteen and WiFi . Also on the weekend of the festival the park is hosting the Ole County Fair and Horse Show. To book campsite at the park call 902-727-2483