The inaugural Tall Pines Music Festival featuring an all-Canadian lineup is set to rock out in the heart of Muskoka on June 4 and 5. The community-focussed music and arts festival is the first of its kind to be held at Muskoka Wharf Sports and Events Complex in Gravenhurst.
“We’ve really tried to integrate and inject as much Muskoka local as we can,” says Kevin Goodman, festival organizer. “Over the two days, there will be everything from amazing artists to a craft and vendor market with many Muskoka-based businesses selling some cool crafts.”
The confirmed lineup includes rock band Big Wreck, Shawnee Kish (you might remember the Mohawk singer-songwriter from our Summer House Party last year), the Juno-award winning quartet, The Beaches, and for the ’90s babies, k-os. You can find the full lineup here.
“It [the festival] has a very laid-back attitude; if you’ve got lawn chairs, great bring them out,” says Goodman. “If you want to have a picnic, awesome, set it up. We want to create a camp-like vibe.”
There are multiple ways festival-goers can get there other than by car, such as by bicycle, boat, and seaplane—Cottage Air can even drop you off at the Boston Pizza at the Wharf.
Tall Pines has partnered with Mind-Aid, a mental health and physical wellness charity based in Muskoka. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Mind-Aid to support their youth programming. The organization will also have a booth onsite to raise funds.
“We were talking to the town, and we thought it was important to give back to the community that we’re in,” he explained. “We’ve also given the organization tickets so the young people who depend on their services can attend.”
Cottage Life readers can use the code CottageLife10 to get 10 per cent off tickets. Prices start at $89.99 before tax. You can buy them here.