September Seventh Entertainment Limited is proud to present Ray LaMontagne, Daniel Lanois, Bruce Cockburn, Boris Brott, Los Lobos, Sarah Harmer, Ron Sexsmith, Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun and more live at the 2014 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic on Saturday August 23rd at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario. Gates open at 11AM and show starts at 12PM. The event serves to celebrate the importance of the Greenbelt, local farmers, art, the outdoors and the eat-local movement.
Ray LaMontagne’s long awaited album, Supernova, was officially released last Tuesday and debuted on the Billboard charts at number 2. Supernova was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. LaMontagne who headlined the inaugural Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, returns as headliner again this year. LaMontagne has two sold out shows at Massey Hall in Toronto as part of his 2014 tour which includes major venues such as the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado.
Ron Sexsmith and Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun are also performing at the Picnic in support of recent releases. Sexsmith’s 2013 release, Forever Endeavour, earned him a Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Meanwhile Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun’s long-awaited debut album was released on April 15th to vast critical acclaim.
World renowned musician and producer, Daniel Lanois, who grew up in Hamilton, is a perennial Picnic performer and ambassador. Lanois is currently finishing up a new album which is due for release later this year.
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic Founder, Jean-Paul Gauthier, stated, “This year’s Picnic will be another amazing convergence of musical diversity comprised of artists’ artists”. Gauthier added, “The musical collaborations have already begun – this is going to be the coolest Picnic yet.”
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has returned as Title Sponsor of the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic for the fourth consecutive year. “It is great to be back supporting the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. It is an excellent opportunity for residents and tourists alike to visit Ontario’s Greenbelt and celebrate local food,” said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. “The Greenbelt is home to some of the most fertile agricultural lands in the province. This event is just one of the many ways the Foundation is raising awareness for all the healthy local foods Ontario farmers provide.”
Ontario’s Greenbelt is almost 2.0 million acres of green space, farmland, vibrant communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds – all permanently protected by world-leading legislation. In return, the Greenbelt gives back much to Ontario, including $9.1 billion in economic benefits and $2.6 billion in ecosystem services annually.
As a leader in supporting local food, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has provided numerous grants to help farmers in the Greenbelt be more successful; to enhance environmental protection; and to strengthen local economies. For more information about the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, please visit www.greenbelt.ca.
Christie Lake is a natural paradise, boasting 830 acres of hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing ponds and beaches. The Greenbelt 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 also be able to enjoy a local farmers market, horticultural workshops, art vendors, food and beverage areas, fishing, swimming and good old fashioned picnicking.
Tickets will be available online at www.ticketmaster.ca, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 1- 855-985-5000 beginning Saturday May 10th at 10AM. Early bird prices will be in effect until May 24th and will be available through TicketMaster and local retail outlets. Children 10 and under are admitted free to the Picnic while discounted tickets are available for youth ages 11-15. Tickets can also be purchased at Picks and Sticks, located at 140 Locke Street South in Hamilton, Dr. Disc located at 20 Wilson Street. Tickets will also be available at Christie Lake on show day only (subject to availability). As this is a green event, fans are being encouraged to carpool. For more information, please visit www.harvestpicnic.ca.