Wednesday, Nov 8

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Adult Visual Arts Workshop with

Paul Chartrand

Details TBA.

Cheap Shabby Chic

148 Queen Street

Dunnville

ENTRY BY DONATION

Wednesday, Nov 15

Time TBA

Adult Workshop with Susan at Cheap Shabby Chic

Details TBA

Cheap Shabby Chic

148 Queen Street

Dunnville

ENTRY BY DONATION

Friday, Nov 17

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

TBA


Location TBA

Tuesday, Nov 7

8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Open Mic - hosted by Dick and Lisa Passmore.

Details TBA.

Location TBA

ENTRY BY DONATION

Programming of particular interest to children is shown in pink below. Programming with a special focus on youth is shown in green below.

Saturday, Nov 4

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Opening Reception - All Welcome, All Ages

Enjoy cheeses from The UDDER WAY Artisan Cheese
Company  (Hannon), fruit ciders and wines from Bains Road Cider Company and music from Rick Henderson. Meet artists, view the best in local and regional visual art and learn about Festival programming. More details to come.

Flyers Cafe
144 Queen Street
Dunnville

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Sunday, Nov 5

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Collaborative Art Projectwith Frances Porter

DETAILS TBA


Sunday, Nov 12

8 p.m.

Children's Workshop with Lacie Williamson

Details TBA


Creative Barracks

ENTRY BY DONATION

Sunday, Nov 12

2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Blues Matinee - Hosted by Kevin Hamilton

Featuring Jerome Godboo

Toronto singer and harmonica player Jerome Godboo is always improving himself, as a musician, a man and a communicator. An accomplished and exceptional bluesman, his bending harp skills have been sought by everyone from Ronnie Hawkins to the late Jeff Healey and he continues to mesmerize all who witness him onstage including the judges at the International blues Challenge 2014 held in Memphis where Jerome took home the Lee Oskar best harmonica Player award.

The one-time local legend of explosive 90s rock band the Phantoms, Jerome has released 14 albums in his 25-plus year career, 11 of which are solo, including the brand new Sanctuary City with drummer Gary Craig and Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman.



Location TBA

ENTRY BY DONATION

Saturday, Nov 11

8 p.m.

Author's Night

TBA


Location TBA

ENTRY BY DONATION

 Monday, Nov 13  

Youth Open MIC at Dunnville Secondary School


Dunnville Secondary School


Monday, Nov 6

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Culinary Night - The theme of this year's culinary

event is "Canadian Culinary Diversity". Chefs who

are confirmed at this point (more to be announced)

are Debb Davies (Debb's Cuisine on Queen) and

Carolyn Donders (Dunnville Golf and Country Club).

Stay tuned as we confirm our other guest chefs and menu details.


To purchase tickets for this always sold-out event, go to Culinary Tickets (tickets are $60 each and include appetizers, a four course meal and a complementary glass of wine.) Alternately, tickets will be available at Debbs Cuisine and Haldimand Art Works after October 1.

Hunters and Anglers Hall

237 McLaughlin Rd,
Dunnville, ON

Tickets - $60 each

Thursday, Nov 9

7 p.m.

Film Night

Featuring the short film "Gorge", a 'thrillarious horror comedy' (PG) created in response to development proposals to take over much of the Niagara Gorge (Oh Hey Mann Productions). More to come.

Location TBA

ENTRY BY DONATION

THIS PAGE IS FREQUENTLY UPDATED - CHECK BACK OFTEN AS EVENTS ARE BEING CONFIRMED ON AN ONGOING BASIS.

Friday, Nov 10

8 p.m.

Leah Daniels in Concert

Leah, from Uxbridge, Ontario,  was the 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Female Artist of the Year. and was also the  2016 Canadian Radio Music Award - FACTOR Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Her new album, What It Feels Like, includes 10 tracks ranging from the sassy opener "Boots 'N Jeans," to the soaring ballad "Old Piano," and the edgy "Your Kiss Is Killing Me."  Working with producers Dave ”Dwave” Thomson (Lady Antebellum, Autumn Hill), Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Barenaked Ladies), and Sam Ellis in the studio, What It Feels Like is the perfect introduction to her powerful voice and undeniable charm, which have quickly built a loyal fan base from coast to coast.


Special Guest:   A.K. McLeod

A.K. McLeod is a blues/rock guitarist/singer/songwriter working out of Hamilton, Ontario. He comes from the Six Nations Reserve and the Moose Cree First Nation in Moose Factory, Ontario. His style is a mixture of 1970’s British blues rock and a fiery Texas style blues.
He has shared the stage with a number of established artists including Jack De Keyzer, Harpdog Brown, Jace Martin, Derek Miller, Susan Aglukark and David Wilcox.
He is a 2 time award winner (First Runner Up ’08 and Grand Prize ’09, Aboriginal Canada “We Got Talent” Competition). He is noted for his high energy performances, catchy and driving guitar riffs in his original songs, fiery and skillful leads, and his modern interpretation of old blues classics.


Aces Bar and Grill

1123 Broad Street E. Dunnville

Tickets $10 available online here or at Haldimand Art Works or Aces Bar and Grill after October 1.

Thursday, Nov 16

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Variety Night: An old-fashioned variety night featuring performers you might otherwise not see; a great family outing!!!


Dunnville Secondary School, Cafeteria

ENTRY BY DONATION

Saturday, Nov 18

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

RiverArts Festival Songwriting Workshop with Rob Lamothe is designed to accommodate people of

all skill levels… from musical ‘beginners’, to those

who have many years of experience playing an instrument, singing, composing and recording. Workshop facilitator Rob Lamothe has toured Europe more than twenty-five times and brings 40 years of musical/professional experience to the Songwriting Workshop. Rob’s songs are in movies and on lots of records. He is a seasoned songwriter and a wicked singer. Rob Lamothe is Artistic Director at Interprovincial Music Camp’s ‘Songwriting Camp’, offered every summer in the hills outside Parry

Sound. He has private students (songwriting and/or musical performance) all over the planet. Frontiers Music, a record label based in Milan, Italy has just released an album featuring Rob’s Los Angeles rock band, Riverdogs. Rob’s mantra is ‘Create without

fear, edit without mercy’. Workshop attendees will l

earn that this concept can be applied to music, to

dance or to martial arts. To building a chorus, an a

rts ‘scene’ or a skatepark. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring a notebook (and something to write with) to the workshop! Space is limited so pre-register at The Music Room or on-line here.


The Music Room

168 Queen Street

Dunnville

Limited seating- pre-registration required after October 1 through The Music Room or online here.

ENTRY BY DONATION


Visual Arts Walking Tour - Throughout the Festival, view visual art from more than 50  artists in over 20 locations in downtown Dunnville. 

Hosted by

Haldimand

Art Works

Saturday, Nov 18

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Festival Finale

Cops on Horses in Concert

COPS ON HORSES are an alternative/indierock band from Dunnville, Ontario. Formed in 2012 their name pays homage to the Great White North, taking inspiration from artists like Arkells, Ladyhawk and Attack In Black. “We like to make music that people can connect with. We hope to take our fans to a happy place, start a party and make em’ dance!” They’ve toured extensively throughout Ontario, playing alongside artists like Adam Baldwin, Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs, Poor Young Things and The Matinee, as well as support for Ladyhawk and Marine Dreams during their Decade of Passive Aggression Tour 2013. They also performed at SCENE Music Festival 2014, which included well known artists like The Sheepdogs, Monster Truck, Lights, Mariana’s Trench, The Glorious Sons and Arkells to name a few. Cops On Horses’ most recent EP Instigator was recorded and produced by Mitch Bowden (Chore, Don Vail, Broken Social Scene) and is available now on iTunes and Spotify.


Special Guests

The Jane Baker Band

Jane, from Grimsby, is a Dunnville Favourite. Since first performing as a very young musician 5 or 6 years ago at a Flyers Open Mic, Jane has begun to forge a remarkable career. Her awards have included  the Niagara Music "Rising Star Award", Niagara Music "Female Vocalist of The Year"(2013 and 2014), Finalist in RBC Canada's Walk Of Fame Emerging Artists, and the Toronto Independent Music Awards Song Writer of The Year.

Location being confirmed.


Cover Charge: $10