Main Stage Schedule
|Thursday, January 17th||Ben Heffernan||5:30PM|
|Full Petty Fever||7:30PM|
|Friday, January 18th||Justin Plet||4:00PM|
|Jacob & The Blues Busters||6:00PM|
|Firefighter Fashion Show||8:00PM|
|Saturday, January 19th||Connor Morand||12:30PM|
*Schedule is subject to change, more entertainment coming soon.*
Tasting Room Schedule
|Thursday, January 17th||
PourON Brands Demonstration
Friday January 18th
|PourON Brands Demonstration||6:00PM|
|Vieni Estates Winery Sparkling Wine Tasting||7:30PM|
|Saturday January 19th||Vieni Estates Winery Sparkling Wine Tasting||2:30PM|
|Maelstrom Winery Hybrid Wines grown in this region||3:30PM|
*All demonstrations subject to change*
Culinary Stage Schedule
|Thursday, January 17th||Feature from Fanshawe College Chef Bob Murphy: Lamb Shank with Root Vegetables and Sage Risotto||6:00PM|
|Cooking with PC’s Black Label, presented by PC Cooking School at Loblaws Fanshawe Market, and Loblaw Great Food (Wonderland & Southdale)||7:00PM|
|Feature from Fanshawe College Chef Patrick Hersey: Masa Harina Soup with Mushroom Tomales||9:00PM|
|Friday January 18th||Feature from Fanshawe College Chef Roland Hofner and Chef Alex Mollet: Sugar Demonstration||5:30PM|
|Feature from Grace London||7:00PM|
|Feature from Fanshawe College Chef’s Tracy Jones and Troy Spicer: Grass Fed Beef and Ancient Grains||8:30PM|
|Saturday January 19th||Feature from Fanshawe College Chef James Smith: Moroccan Cous Cous and Lamb Tagine||1:00PM|
|Feature from Executive Chef Brandon Stewart with Restaurant Ninety One: Pan-Seared Scallops with Chorizo Corn Chowder, Pico De Gallo, and Fried Brussel Sprout Petals||2:00PM|
|Feature from Fanshawe College Chef Erin Circelli – Russell and Chef Kyle Fee: Potato Gnocchi and Pork Ragout (The Chef’s Table Restaurant)||3:00PM|
Feature from Fanshawe College Chef James Smith: Australian inspired BBQ with Side Dishes
*All demonstrations subject to change*
Performing at 5:30PM on Thursday, January 17th
In both his songwriting and in his performing, the London, Ontario-based award-winning solo artist Ben Heffernan displays a maturity well beyond his 18 years of age. Over the past four years, Heffernan has worked hard to hone his performance skills, playing over 150 shows around Canada, sharing the stage with artists such as Justin Nozuka and Donovan Woods, and spending countless hours songwriting.
After winning the Folk Music Ontario Taylor Mitchell Bursary, a Jack Richardson London Music Award, and being recognized by Hawksley Workman (Juno-winning singer-songwriter) on the back of his first EP, Heffernan’s second EP “Home” was recorded in two days in November 2017 at the Sugar Shack in London, Ontario with producer Simon Larochette. After playing over 100 shows solo, he decided to move towards a full band sound and live show, which is reflected on the new EP. This EP goes further into Heffernan’s interest in electric guitars and artists such as U2 and James Bay, while still retaining some of the acoustic influences which were prominent throughout the first EP. He followed up the EP release with a Toronto release show at the Burdock Music Hall and a London release show at The Rec Room, before a string of festival dates throughout the summer, including a show at Winnipeg Folk Festival. Home was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in September 2018. Heffernan then contributed a cover of Tom Petty’s Angel Dream to the “Canada Covers Tom Petty” Spotify playlist, which featured artists such as Matt Mays, Terra Lightfoot, and Royal Wood. Angel Dream received high praise, with Spill Magazine calling it “incredible”.
With more music being released alongside a cross-Canada tour planned for 2019, the future appears to be bright for Ben Heffernan, as he looks to cement himself as a exciting emerging artist in the Canadian music scene.
Full Petty Fever
Performing at 7:30PM on Thursday, January 17th
North America’s Tom Petty Tribute Show.
Check them out: www.fullpettyfever.com/
Performing at 4:00PM on Friday, January 18th
Justin’s blend of Acoustic Folk Rock, sweet Pop, and what can only be described as Canadiana, makes it easy for us to hear the influences of such artists as Jim Cuddy, David Gray, Ray Lamontagne, Neil Young, Damien Rice, Pilate (Pilot Speed), and Radiohead. His sultry vocals swoon us to tales of heartbreak and loss and carry his direct and descriptive lyrics right into not only our hearts, but our souls. Words that evoke familiar feelings that all listeners can identify with. rn and raised just down the 401 in Burlington, Jenn is no stranger to London. She is a Fanshawe College graduate, and has performed at numerJustin Plets blend of Adult Contemporary Pop has a distinctly Canadian feel. His influences range from Jim Cuddy, David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, and Radiohead, to Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, James Taylor, and The Eagles. This diverse collection of inspiration ads to his unique take on the genre.
His smooth heartfelt vocals carry his direct and emotive lyrics about love, loss, and life with a socially aware perspective. Justin draws candidly from what’s going on in the world around him - and it’s clear he is an old soul. This enables him to not only see to the heart of the matter, he also has the song writing talents to present it in a way that has captivated audiences around Ontario.
Justin is a truly organic artist who believes in the rawness of the live show. He was aptly awarded for this in January 2012 when he earned the opportunity to record 2 of his own tracks at the renowned EMAC Studios in London, ON thanks to his winning of a Blackburn Radio contest.
With a People’s Choice Award at the International Food Festival, as well as a nomination for “Fan Favourite” at the Jack Richardson Music Awards, Justin is showing that he can hold his own as part of the indie scene.
With a busy performance schedule, Justin plays a minimum of 2 live shows a week between his “day job” as a wedding singer, and his “night job” as a cover artist on the local scene. He continues to win over fans at intimate club gigs and as an opening act at big summer festivals such as Toronto Independent Music Fest, & Canadian Music Week as well as major local events like VegFest, Boochapalooza, & London Wine and Food Show.
With his new album Cedar Creek Road, Justin will continue to carve out his place among Canada’s great singer/songwriters. ous events in London and at the Western Fair District. Jenn is an avid Keith Urban fan and plays a large variety of acoustic covers and originals.
Jacob & The Blues Busters
Performing at 6:00PM on Friday, January 18th
Jacob and the Blues Busters are the best Rocking 7pc.R&B Blues Band in the London area with Live Horns, rhythm section and front lead vocalist who connects with the audience and interacts with your group so that you can enjoy an evening of dancing and great entertainment. There is a great mix of motown, R&B, Blues&classic rock.
Firefighter Fashion Show
Supported by Sophies Gown Shoppe & Collins Formal Wear, on Friday January 18th at 8PM
NEW THIS YEAR Animalert animals will be walking the runway with London’s very own firefighters as take the stage and strut their stuff in Collins Formal Wear.
Animalert was founded in London, Ontario, Canada in 1977 by four animal lovers who wanted to ensure that pets were adopted by caring guardians. We now have about 35 active members, plus our large network of volunteers, which helps us spread the word about our adoption program and raise funds to offset our operating expenses. We are able to place about 250 cats and dogs a year into responsible, loving homes.
Performing at 9PM on Friday, January 18th
Brad works and lives as a full time musician in the Hamilton area. He has been “paying his dues” at a punishing rate of over 200 shows a year. Brad is ready to go to the next level and it looks like 2018 is the year of the next step as he continually writes, and records new material with many of Canada’s biggest names. His brand new album produced by CCMA Producer of the year Carly McKillip is due to be released in the next few weeks. Brad wrote or co-wrote half the album. He has opened for artists such as Terri Clark, Road Hammers, Aaron Pritchett, Big and Rich, Emerson Drive, Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke and Tim Hicks. Brad has his current single at radio called “All Day Long”. It’s available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Performing at 12:30PM on Saturday, January 19th
Connor Morand is a professional musician and speaker who has been featured on Much Music, CBC, CTV, TEDx, East Coast Music Awards, Global News and radio networks across Canada. In 2017, Connor was nominated for the “Entertainer of the Year” award in his hometown of London.
Growing up in New Brunswick and having roots in the East Coast, Connor has played venues all across Canada, sharing the stage with the likes of Kim Churchill, USS, Tim Chaisson, The Elwins, and Sarah Smith, to name a few. Aside from touring his home country, Connor has performed in over eight different countries including Germany, Italy, Thailand and Malaysia.
With a decade-long musical background, Connor uniquely speaks to students and professionals alike on leadership, mental wellness, and creativity, using music as a language that anyone can understand.
Whether playing or speaking at large-scale festival or an intimate venue, Connor is sure to entertain and deliver an outstanding performance.
Performing at 3:00PM on Saturday, January 19th
Sarina Haggarty has been making music for as long as she can remember. As a young child she would regularly improvise songs while pretending to play guitar. At age four, she began learning cello with an old converted viola. From there, she branched out to piano and vocal lessons. At age 10 she taught herself guitar and has been refining her music ever since. Once a regular fixture around London Ontario’s Convent Garden Market, Sarina would regularly spend time on the weekends busking in front of the market or performing at local events. She has performed the national anthem for the London Lightening, performed on Canada Day in Harris Park, various local open mic nights and regularly uses her music ability to raise money for various charities including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Bethany’s Hope, Make-A-Wish, London Health Science centre and other foundations locally and internationally. She was also invited to perform at a cocktail party for Chef Micheal. One thing is clear, she has no fear when it comes to performing, no matter the size of the crowd.
Performing at 6:00PM on Saturday, January 19th
“We are London born hooligans with music in our blood, each of us having an obvious desire to listen, play, and make music. As fate had it, we met, we clicked, and started tracking.”
Rhapsody Rebelz percussion includes everything from tablas to dumbeck, a cajon, bongos, and of course the traditional kit. They like to dabble with the banjo, piano, sitar, and some strings. Other than that, acoustic guitar is where most of their music starts taking shape.
Dylan Howlett – Guitar & Vocals.
Dylan Robson – Bass & Vocals.
Bernie Paquette – Percussion & Vocals.
Performing at 8:30PM on Saturday, January 19th
Stacey Kay was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario and is now a recording artist residing in Toronto. She was a contestant on Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent”, advancing to the final rounds and receiving rave reviews from Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B (aka Scary Spice). Stacey’s unique and powerful voice paired with her machine-gun rapping style has garnered her online videos millions of views! Fans say that Stacey “sings like Adele but raps like Busta Rhymes”.
Stacey had a video go viral with over 40 million views by spontaneously performing one of Busta Rhymes’ fastest raps in a South Carolina Walgreens. The video was shared all over the world, and Chris Brown wrote an amazing article about her talents on his website. Her covers of several hit songs have garnered the respect and recognition from the original artists including Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Brown, and Mystikal, who have either tweeted her videos or posted them on Facebook.
is an emerging independent Circus Artist specializing in Aerial Hoop and Silks, showcasing her strengths in contortion, dance, and athleticism. From Lucan, Ontario, Julia’s training incorporates multiple dance genres. Focusing on Acro, in 2016, she received her associate Diploma of Acrobatic Dance from The British Association of Teachers of Dancing. In addition to dance, Julia began studying circus arts in 2010. She was fortunate to have been invited to attend two summer intensive training camps at the Ecole nationale de cirque (National Circus School) in Montreal. Julia currently trains at the Toronto School of Circus Arts. Over the past two years, she has showcased her acts at summer fairs, and private/cooperate functions throughout southwestern Ontario. Julia is also an accomplished choreographer, creating routines for both herself and others. Most recently, an act that she choreographed was the winner of London’s Got Talent 2018.
Paige Woodburn is currently a grade 11 student at H.B Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario. She began dancing at the age of five, and joined a competitive dance team at age seven. Shortly after, she was introduced to the circus arts, and began her training in aerial hoop, trapeze and contortion. In 2015 and 2016, she was invited to attend the Ecole nationale de cirque (National Circus School) in Montreal for their summer intensive programs. This past summer she competed as an aerialist, with Team Canada, at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California, where she won a gold and two bronze medals. In November, she performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Spirit of America Performance Dance Team.
Paige and Julia first performed together in 2014 and have been close friends ever since. While their dance and performance experiences vary, their shared love for the circus arts and performing shines when they are on stage together. This past September, Paige and Julia performed an aerial hoop duo they choreographed together, called ‘Redefined’. This routine won them Youth Runner up at the 2018 Western Fair’s Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search.