Hullabaloo Under the Stars 2014!

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will be bringing their world famous brand of rockin’ folk blues to this year’s Hullabaloo!

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will be bringing their world famous brand of rockin’ folk blues to this year’s Hullabaloo!

Stephanie Kelley
It’s time again for the annual Larlee Creek Hullabaloo! Known as “The Little Festival that Could”, this will be the seventh year that this not for profit outdoor music festival will be held in Perth-Andover.

This festival, which is completely volunteer organized and run, celebrates the incredible and culturally unique talents of East Coast Musicians, including multiple artists with roots in our region.

There are very few live performance opportunities for local and Atlantic musicians touring in this region of the province, so local communities do not get a chance to support or hear these artists.
Local live music fans generally need to leave the area in order to attend live performances.

The organizers of the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo are changing this trend. The line-up of musicians each year is deliberately designed to promote the stories and experiences of Atlantic Canadians and to reflect our diverse cultural heritage.

The best way to learn, absorb and celebrate culture is through music and the arts. This festival will provide at least 24 hours of live East Coast Music with line-up that includes both individual and group performances, collaborative workshops, singer and song writer circles, children’s entertainment and interactive audience workshops.

There are plenty of side attractions to feed, amuse and entertain as well with food and craft vendors plying their wares, a Hullabaloo merchandise tent and nearby camping.
To date, this festival has attracted music enthusiasts from across Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, United Kingdom and Maine.

Gathering together as a community to listen to live music has been one of mankind’s greatest loves throughout the ages of history.

The energy generated by coming together with friends and family to enjoy a live show cannot be found by listening to recorded music, or heaven forfend, watching television!

A celebration of arts and culture has the power to drive a creativity based economy. Our rural villages contain some of the greatest cultural assets of our province, and the local public support of arts and culture plays a vital role in attracting more visitors and tourism dollars into our communities.

By supporting local arts and culture we give our children a reason to follow their own creativity and dreams, and that’s what life should be all about… Hope to see you at the Hullabaloo!

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