To commemorate its 30th anniversary, Hilah Ayers Wilderness RV park will be hosting the inaugural Pigeon Lake Music Festival on August 5th & 6th, and members, guests, family, friends, visitors, campers, and music lovers alike are all welcome to attend what is sure to be an unforgettable affair. An impressive roster of emerging, iconic, and talented musicians has been assembled guaranteeing the weekend will be filled with memorable performances and seemingly endless good times. Hilah Ayers is proud to be a part of the Mulhurst Bay and Pigeon Lake community and is honored to have served residents and visitors of the area for so long. This celebration of music, comradery, and Mother Nature will be one you won't want to miss. The outdoor ambiance, intimate & interactive setting, and event exclusivity will create an experience you'll be talking about for years to come. Refer to the following bios and poster for lineup information, but don't be surprised if a few more entertainers show up for the festivities. All pass-holders will also be afforded numerous benefits including complimentary access to the Friday night kickoff party. Follow us on social media for updates and additional offers. Daily, weekend, and camping passes are available now, but capacity is limited so don't delay!!!
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Reuben and the dark
Saturday, August 5th - 7:00 P.M.
Calgary's Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.
Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.
Their debut album is produced by the UK's Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada's Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
Sunday, August 6th - 7:00 P.M.
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (MBF) is a singer and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A touring troubadour, most of his time is spent on stage playing clubs, theatres and festivals across North America. He is a dog man with a good plan and two hands.
MBF has shared the stage and toured with Joel Plaskett, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Steve Winwood, Third Eye Blind, Sam Roberts, Stars, K-OS, The Wallflowers, Elliott Brood, Lights and many more. He’s also played Firefly Festival, Mountain Jam, Calgary Folk Music Festival, X Fest, Virgin Fest, Winnpeg Folk Festival The Calgary Stampede and Capital Ex.
Saturday, August 5th - 5:15 p.m.
After a decade of making music for his legions of fans, Vancouver beach rocker Daniel Wesley is still going strong and refuses to slow down. With seven studio albums and hundreds of live shows under his belt, Wesley continues his relentless musical onslaught with the release of a career-spanning live album recorded at the historic Commodore Ballroom. The live record captures his 16th headlining performance at the legendary venue, a once again sold out show, and highlights performances of tunes spanning his songbook, delivered with the musical tightness and explosive energy audiences have grown accustomed to.
Wesley is bringing his new live record to the people this spring and summer with a cross- Canada tour that will give his fans what they have come to know and love: a blistering display of showmanship from DW and his unrivaled backing band, as they spread their beloved beach sound across the nation.
Wesley fans can expect new material in the not-so-distant future as he’s set to hit the studio throughout 2017, recording his 8th studio album. After more than ten years of music, this man shows no sign of letting up, and the best is yet to come.
Sunday, August 6th - 5:45 p.m.
Alee brings her fresh up tempo style and sound to listeners across the world, redefining country music -- and with a strong musical background, she has the goods to back it up. A singer-songwriter-musician-entertainer regarded for her musicianship, the strength of her original songs, and charismatic performance, Alee has the versatility of a veteran performer with the ability to take her songs from full band down to a simple acoustic performance, varying each show from the preceding one, in an essence described by her audiences as engaging, passionate and authentic.
Her ability to entertain is reflected with performances and accolades which span festivals including Big Valley Jamboree, Carlton Trail Jamboree, Westerner Days, Capital Ex, Canadian Finals Rodeo, among shows on Edmonton's Winspear stage and The Jubilee Auditorium as well as performing for charity/gala events and other western Canadian venues, while growing recognition to the East and south to Nashville.
scenic route to alaska
Saturday, August 5th - 4:00 p.m.
Substance and accessibility are often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more impressive when a band like Scenic Route to Alaska so effortlessly delivers ample doses of both.
the easygoing Edmonton-based trio, comprised of Trevor Mann on lead vocals and guitar, drummer Shea Connor, and bassist Murray Wood, effortlessly weaves catchy vocals and memorable melodies through rich arrangements – instantly engaging but begging to be heard again and again. It’s a coveted combination within the crowded sphere of indie rock – and one that’s rarely the product of anything but time, talent, and heaps of hard work. Of course, Scenic Route to Alaska are no strangers to any of those.
in early 2016, the band entered Monarch Studios in Vancouver with Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, The New Pornographers) to cut the 11 tracks comprising Long Walk Home, their latest LP.
Sunday, August 6th - 4:30 p.m.
ZERBIN released their LP 'Darling' on April 14, 2015. Self-produced by the band (Jason Zerbin and Peter Mol) and mixed by Dave Pensado (Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Elton John), Tom Dobrzanski (Said the Whale, Hey Ocean!, We Are the City) and Jason himself, the album displays a fresh and infectious incarnation of symphonic alt-pop, a mixing of the band's Alberta roots and West-Coast home.
Recorded over the course of six weeks in a one hundred-year-old house on Vancouver Island, ZERBIN have created what feels like a true debut for the band. Straying from preset production avenues they drew on an assortment of vintage gear to create and capture the unique sonics of 'Darling'. This record is anthemic, symphonic and addictive with songs that capture your head and heart.
Darling's lead single 'Worlds on Fire' is packed with an undeniable indie-pop swagger. While telling a story of young lovers during the apocalypse, ZERBIN have managed to channel bands like Young the Giant and Vampire Weekend, enveloping it all in a foray of
swirling guitars and ZERBIN'S trademark anthems.
ZERBIN is best known for 2013's EP 'Touch' which secured them a number of EMAs and who's single 'New Earth' garnered a spot on alt-rock charts, going on to be chosen for a variety of international Film & TV spots. They have spent the past two years sha
ring stages with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Bruno Mars and Arcade Fire consistently winning hearts of both fans and industry folk with their sincere songs and captivating live performances.
- concert area opens @ 11:00 a.m. daily
- performances start @ Noon
- all ages show (children 12 & under are free)
- available on-site parking
- all ticket sales are final. this event is "rain or shine".
- tickets can be redeemed for concert area access wristbands & Camping tags within one week of the event or upon arrival at the venue office
- festival IS "STANDING ROOM ONLY"; HOWEVER, SIZE APPROPRIATE FOLDING LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS ARE PERMITTED
- coolers & alcoholic beverages are allowed within the festival grounds, but glass bottles, fireworks, weapons of any kind, aerial drones, professional photography & video production equipment are strictly prohibited
- Festival camping area opens Thursday, August 3rd, @ 10 a.m. for setup
- Sites are based on double occupancy & are approximately 20'X40'
- limit of 6 occupants per site
- Assignment is based on first come first serve
- camp stoves & bbq's may be used; however, absolutely no open fires are allowed
- quiet time is midnight - 7 A.M. & will be strictly enforced
- generators CAN RUN ANYTIME OUTSIDE the DESIGNATED QUIET TIME
- please obtain a parking tag in the office prior to site procurement