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Ryan Adams (Solo Acoustic) Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC who has released a veritable onslaught of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums since 2000. Among the most recent of these was September 2014’s Ryan Adams. Written, recorded and produced by Adams, the album led off with Gimme Something Good, the first vinyl single to go #1 at the Amazon.com music store, and entered the Billboard chart at career high #4.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) Pipe and Drum Band
Jann Arden Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.  The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album “Time For Mercy” featuring the hit single, I Would Die For You.
Johnny Reid Since arriving on the music scene over 10 years ago, critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Johnny Reid has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world. Born and raised in Lanark, Scotland, the blue collared soul singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability, as demonstrated by album sales totaling over 1 million units, countless awards and multiple SOLD OUT national arena tours.
The Jim Cuddy Band With sales of more than four million records and eleven JUNO Awards, Blue Rodeo has established itself as one of Canada’s leading contemporary rock bands. Founded in 1984 by lead singers, guitarists and songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, the band’s success and longevity are widely attributed to their love of touring, their active connection with their fans, and their unwavering commitment to pushing their creative limits.
Ian Tyson Ian Tyson is 81 now. And he’s still going strong. Still touring.  Still running the Tyson ranch south of Calgary. Still watching the West as he’s seen it change — and not always for the better. Still writing about love, horses, and the country and sky he loves. And he’s still facing the future with a mixture of optimism and resignation.
Sylvia Tyson Sylvia Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally acclaimed folk duo, Ian and Sylvia. She wrote her first song, You Were On My Mind, in 1962, and three years later it reached #3 on the Billboard chart for a group called We Five, subsequently hitting the British charts as a hit for Crispian St Peter.
Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner.
Jeremy Fisher Don’t let the title fool you. There isn’t a single sour note on The Lemon Squeeze, the latest from beloved Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher.  After developing a devoted fan base through five folk-influenced releases, Jeremy boldly ventures in a new direction with The Lemon Squeeze. This is clear from the opening track, “I Love You…So”; a tight pop tune owing more to Ben Folds than to any folk artist.
Autumn Hill It’s anchors aweigh for the next chapter of Toronto’s Autumn Hill.
Joel Plaskett Emergency Joel Plaskett returns with one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career. Proving that he can be all things to everybody, the rock veteran offers up a wide mix of styles on Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy-go-lucky rhyming talents, carefree memories of growing up in Nova Scotia, and a little bit of anger at the forces making life tougher these days.
Lori Yates Her life provides ample source material for her art. Her evolution as a singer/songwriter echoes her journey as a human being.  At the top of her game lyrically and vocally, it’s no surprise her new recording, Sweetheart of the Valley is being called her best work.  Her lyrical observations are gritty, tender, and poignant, sung through a voice that few can equal. Some call her Canada’s answer to Emmylou Harris.
Rheostatics Ever bound for ragged glory, Rheostatics have occupied a unique place in the Canadian music landscape, pulled together and apart for nearly forty years, never settling on just one way of being a band. Sublime, destructive, iconic.
Mike Trebilcock Mike Trebilcock is one of Hamilton’s most prolific songwriters.  In addition to his role as frontman of JUNO Award winning band, The Killjoys, Trebilcock is a solo artist. His album “Shield Millions” garnered critical acclaim and was described as “Keen basement pop-smithery shot through with roots music”. He has also produced albums for local acts such as Dave Pomfret, The Caretakers, and The Hell Bent Rockers.
JJ Shiplett Calgary singer-songwriter JJ Shiplett has much to celebrate following his final performance as direct support for multi-platinum entertainer Johnny Reid on the “What Love Is All About” 2016 national tour.  Over the course of two months, the highly praised cross-Canada run produced 47 shows in 35 cities including numerous sold out performances and multiple nights in Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Kitchener, as well as a notable stop at the world renowned Massey Hall in Toronto before closing out on  April 4th in Corner Brook, NL.
Tomi Swick Singer-songwriter Tomi Swick is a Hamilton native who was recognized for his debut album "Stalled out in the Doorway" in 2007 by winning a JUNO for Best New Artist and a nomination for Pop Record of the Year as well as 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards, the SOCAN A/C Song Writing Award and multiple Hamilton Music Awards. 
Great Lake Swimmers A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.
Cowboy Junkies Cowboy Junkies were formed in Toronto in 1985 after guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins and long-time friend and musical partner, bassist Alan Anton, recruited Michael’s sister, singer Margo Timmins and brother, drummer Peter Timmins to join them.
The Redhill Valleys The Redhill Valleys are an original 3-piece Folk/Rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Rooted by their influences in southern rock, acoustic Americana and soul, the newly formed trio are forging a musical path all their own. The collaboration of guitarist Danielle Beaudin, bassist Chelsea McWilliams and drummer Tim Allard is built upon a common dedication to the craft of songwriting, unifying the poetic ease of their lyrics with unforgettable melodies, harmonies and guitar riffs.

RYAN ADAMS (SOLO ACOUSTIC) TO HEADLINE
2016 HARVEST PICNIC ON FRIDAY AUGUST 26TH!!

TICKETS ON SALE 10AM, THURSDAY JUNE 23rd!!

Harvest Picnic
August 26-28, 2016
Christie Lake Conservation Area
1000 Highway #5 West
Dundas, Ontario 

Tickets go on sale Thursday June 23rd at 10AM online
at www.ticketfly.com or by calling 1-888-732-1682
Tickets are also available at Picks and Sticks, 140 Locke Street South
and Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson Street in Hamilton, Ontario

HAMILTON, CANADA (June 20, 2016): One of America’s biggest alt-country stars, Ryan Adams, will be giving his only appearance in Ontario this summer at the 2016 Harvest Picnic on Friday August 26th.  Other performers on the bill include singer-songwriters Jeremy Fisher, Tomi Swick and Mike Trebilcock. More acts will be announced in the coming days. Show field gates open at 5pm and show starts at 6pm.

Ryan Adams, a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC, released a veritable onslaught of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums over the past 16 years.  Adams heads up his own PAX-AM label through which he has released numerous singles and albums including the 15-LP exclusive vinyl edition of his 2012 Live After Deaf box set that sold out its entire pressing in eight minutes. In Fall 2015, he released his full-album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 with seven songs from the album charting on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs

Adams has toured extensively giving stand-out performances at major festivals around the world such as Glastonbury, Roskilde, and Coachella. He has also produced albums for Jenny Lewis, La Sera, Fall Out Boy, Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin and has collaborated with Norah Jones, America, Cowboy Junkies, Beth Orton and many others.

Harvest Picnic Producer/Founder, Jean-Paul Gauthier, stated, “Adams is one of the most dynamic, hardworking, songwriters and performers of our time.”  Gauthier continued, “We are grateful and extremely excited that he chose to perform at the Harvest Picnic for his only date in Ontario this summer.”

Tickets for the August 26th show go on sale Thursday June 23rd at 10am through Ticketfly, Picks and Sticks and Dr. Disc in Hamilton.  Early bird tickets are $49.50 until Sunday July 24th or while quantities last with regular price tickets at $59.50 thereafter. Existing single day and two-day pass holders may purchase tickets for the Friday show for an additional $45.00. Fans who have purchased through Ticketfly will be contacted with an upgrade offer. Early bird prices are also being offered for 2-day and 3-day packages.

Children, 10 and under, are admitted free to the Picnic while discounted tickets are available for youth ages 11-15. Tickets will also be available at Christie Lake on show days only (subject to availability).

Jann Arden, Jim Cuddy Band, Alan Doyle, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Rheostatics, Great Lake Swimmers and Cowboy Junkies perform at the Picnic on August 27th. On Sunday August 28th, the Harvest Picnic will feature performances by multiple CCMA and JUNO Award winner Johnny Reid, country legend Ian Tyson, country and folk songwriter Sylvia Tyson, Autumn Hill, Lori Yates, JJ Shiplett, The Redhill Valleys and The Argyll Pipe and Drum Band. The Picnic will be Reid’s only Canadian festival date in 2016 and Arden’s only Ontario date.  Gates for August 27th and 28th open at 11AM daily and shows start at 12PM.

Christie Lake is a natural paradise, boasting 830 acres of hiking trails, picnic areas and beaches. The Harvest Picnic is designed to raise awareness about the importance of the region’s local conservation lands, the arts, local agriculture and home gardening. Concert goers will enjoy a local farmers market, horticultural workshops, art vendors, food and beverage areas, fishing, swimming and good old fashioned picnicking. 

As this is a green event, fans are being encouraged to carpool.

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For more information, to arrange artist interviews or for vendor applications, please send request/credentials via email to:

Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment Limited
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