The Morden Park Bowl will again play host to the Back 40 Folk Festival, set to bring the park to life from noon to dusk on Sunday, June 2nd. This festival and its organizers have a mission to keep homemade music alive, and they are doing so with a stacked lineup of Manitoban artists.

Scott Bell and Mason Weselowski joined the Morning Show to promote the festival. Weselowski was excited about the variety of genres planned for the day: "It's true, there is a diversity of music on that day. There's everything you can imagine; blues, indie, songwriters. It's a wide array of music."

Local voices heard at the festival include Lakes & Pines, Jayme Giesbrecht, Bill Dowling, Joe Wilson, Nathan Strange, Janessa Kehler, and more. Headlining the day of music is the Stanley County Cutups, a group out of Winnipeg who describe themselves as, "Hard drivin' banjo solos to four-part harmony singing, blues-infused mandolin breaks and hair-raising fiddle tunes, this quintet covers all the bluegrass bases."

The Back 40 Folk Festival remains a yearly staple in Morden thanks to volunteers and community support. Bell commented on this local support: "It's amazing that we have such a great local music scene, but it is also greatly appreciated that we have wonderful audiences and that people come out and support our musicians and there's a real enjoyment of music in this area." When asked about the excitement level going into the festival, Bell said, "We're kind of the first festival on the calendar to kick off a summer of wonderful festivals. People have been cooped up long enough, it's time to come out and enjoy themselves."

Ticket information and more can be found here and on the poster below!


Poster containing details about the event