Mariposa Folk Festival 2013

The Grande Dame of Canadian folk festivals has announced the full artistic line-up for its 53rd annual edition taking place July 5-7, 2013, at Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

The Main Stage headliners range from roots-rock icon, Randy Bachman with The Sadies, to folk-roots-alternative favorite, Kathleen Edwards, to beloved folk-roots songwriter, musician and political-social commentator, Arlo Guthrie.

The festival will present fifty of the foremost roots musicians from Canada, the United States, and the U.K., with more than a hundred performances on eleven stages over a three-day period.

Mariposa Folk Festival Artistic Director, Mike Hill, says “Mariposa has earned a strong reputation for presenting a wide range of the very best in folk-roots music, and this line-up makes that tradition proud”.

The range of music at Mariposa Folk Festival goes from rock, blues, jazz and world, to protest, Celtic, singer songwriter and traditional folk, to pop, country, bluegrass, and everything in between.

Full list of performers at Mariposa 2013:
Randy Bachman with The Sadies, Arlo Guthrie, Kathleen Edwards, Murray McLauchlan, Bahamas, Family of the Year, MAZ, The Kruger Brothers, Annabelle Chvostek, Rose Cousins, Lennie Gallant, Jerry Leger & The Situation, Oh My Darling, New Country Rehab, Mike Stevens, Mo Kenney, Gurf Morlix, Njacko Backo, Steve Payne, Kelly Thibodeaux, Arthur Renwick, Graydon James & The Young Novelists, Cécile Doo-Kingué, Union Duke, Coco Love Alcorn, Jory Nash, Cihat Öztürk, Sam Baker, The Great Wooden Trio, Ron Nigrini, Folk Quiz with Richard Flohil and a Man Named Wrycraft, A Stompin’ Tom Tribute Featuring Bidiniband, Li Wang, Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds, The Mackenzie Blues Band, Chuck Baker and Sarah Lichti, Nicholas Keays and the North River, The Fretless, Relative Harmony, The Toronto Morris Men, Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo, Knechtel & McLean, Tethera, Dickie Bird, Emilee Nimetz, Tammy Frederick, Beth McKean, The Kempencelts, The Kennetts

Check out the bios for all the performers at

Tickets are on sale at This includes the Hot Weekend Pass for Ages 19-24 for only $59. Kids under 12 are admitted free. Audience camping is available.

Mike Hill, Artistic Director at Mariposa Folk Festival will be our special guest during our second hour (9-10 a.m.) of Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) on CFRU 93.3fm on Saturday June 15 2013.

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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