Community Minded Music & Arts Festival, DOYLEFEST, is Back!
September 6-8, 2019 at Eagle Creek Regional Park (West of Saskatoon)
August 30, 2019 in Buzz
DOYLEFEST 2019 SEPTEMBER 6-8
Eagle Creek Regional Park (66 km West of Saskatoon)
Doylefest began in September 2014 as a birthday party, music-festival style celebration, on Eliza
Doyle’s land located outside of Saskatoon, near Asquith, SK. She has developed the birthday
celebration into an official music festival. Since 2014, it has continually grown, and is developing
into a major fundraiser platform that serves to bring music lessons and instruments to under-served
communities in Saskatchewan.
Since working with the community of Stanley Mission, SK (located 485 km North of Saskatoon)
for 5-weeks in January 2019, Doyle is developing a community music program called CAMP, (Cultural
Arts Mentorship Programming). She was awarded a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts
Board that will see a full-year Musician in Residency Program operated in Stanley Mission, as
well as awarded a grant from TD MusiCounts for the purchase of musical instruments. The program
focuses on engaging participants in music lessons, and building local capacity through
mentoring community members to job-shadow the program facilitators. Upon completion, the
goal will be to have the program run by local community members. September 2019 - September
2020 will be the first full year running, with a new start-up in Pinehouse SK in January
2020. Doyle is partnering with The Cultural Exchange Society in Regina, which is acting as the
non-profit for her efforts, as well as a major funder.
This year, A new partnership with the Eagle Creek Regional Park is seeing the festival moved to a fully serviced campground with amenities such as washrooms and showers, a concession stand, disc golf, mini-golf and 9-Hole golf, children’s area, walking trails, electrical and non-electrical camp spots, and space available for your horses if you choose to ride there! Doylefest is featuring 34 different musical acts, children's performances, face painting, tie dying, old fashioned family games and late night jamming. Tickets are $30 for the day, or $50 for a full weekend and available at the gate or online. The festival runs Friday 6 pm - 11 pm, Saturday 11am - 11 pm, and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm. Campsites are available to reserve
Below you will find the list of musicians, ticket purchase links, as well as camping reservation
Any financial support can be directed towards the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society,
The Blackstrap Mountaineers, Barley Wik, Jezebel, Oscar’s Hollow, Wilma & Scott, Corner Grass, Steph Cameron, Ugly Rumours, Chase Walker Band, Chesterfield, The Lost Highway Navigators, Emmett Hall, The Chickadees, Old Joe and The Truth Hurts, Carly Kat and The Monkey’s Uncles, Paddy Tutty, Raven She Hollers, Cranky Show, Happy Teardrops, Mitch Dureault, Angela Guenther & Mike Simon, Raven Reid, Joelle Fuller, Sabelle Martel, Jess & Dustin, Norman Doerkson, Troy Hudson and Broken Horse, Aurora Bella, Eliza Mary Doyle Band, The 2EZ Band, Rhythm and Play with Malika Sellami, LoneWolfDOC, Danica Lorer, Maria Doyle.
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