ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment is a large part of the Kiwanis Apple Festival. With new performers throughout the day, there is always a lovely set to enjoy.

We are currently recruiting performers for the 2017 Kiwanis Apple Festival.  For more information, please contact info@kiwanisapplefestival.org

We are continuing to update our performer list.  Stay tuned for an entertainment schedule!

Lucid Diversity

Calgary quartet Lucid Diversity is comprised of Dave Bradt on banjo/dobro/vocals, Carol Bloor on guitar/vocals, Brian Howe on guitar/vocals and Brad Tomlinson on guitar/ukulele/mandolin/vocals. The members of Lucid Diversity love to play all kinds of acoustic music including: country, celtic, bluegrass, traditional, blues, rock, pop and folk. 

All music has value and beauty! 

Blake McLeod

Blake McLeod is a mixed media artist originally from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada whom currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

McLeod juggles a variety of methods and mediums including drawing, painting, screen printing, and creating music.

She moved to Calgary to finish her Bachelor of Fine Art at the Alberta College of Art + Design which she finished in May 2016, and has been writing songs and slinging coffee ever since.

Photo credit: Bree Gardner 

Rockin' Rebels

Calgary Based Band:

Roberto Ugaddan - Vocals/ Lead Guitar/Piano
Steve Nelson - Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar
Brian Yorke - Drums/Vocals
Nathan Chua - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

Performing Acoustic, Folk Rock, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Pop, Classic Rock, Rockabilly and good old Rock n' Roll.

Kate Stevens

Calgary based Kate Stevens is a 17-year-old emerging singer-songwriter, who is releasing her debut EP with a double header performance at Festival Hall in Calgary on June 3rd, 2017. A chance find of an old ukulele at a garage sale when she was 12 started her on her musical journey and 5 years later, Kate pens sweet, nylon-string songs as a way to express herself and recount her narrative, and the emotional experiences therein. Kate is an engaging and powerful live entertainer that can captivate audiences of all ages and demographics and draw them into her introspective lyrics. Kate's deep, expressive vocals bring clout to her eclectic mix of emotive folk and soulful pop. Stevens self-describes her music as 'if Amy Winehouse and Carol King had a love child.' A charming and exuberant young talent, with an old soul, and a warm heart.

Kate is a passionate young musician who cares deeply about the possibilities around youth and music. She is the creator and key driver of Youth Musicians of Music Mile Alliance, YoMomma, which focuses on connecting, mentorship and performance opportunities for aspiring young musicians. She has collaborated with the Blues Can to create "Blues' Cool" monthly sessions for young musicians and hosts’ youth singer songwriter night at Gravity Cafe. She is striving to ensure that both can have more opportunities with in the community.

StompiN' Daisies

Calgary Duo: Krysaly Gidley & Jeff Presswood

All great music has a special element that goes beyond the tangible. That element is present in the delivery of songs you'll hear from StompiN' Daisies.  It's that symbiosis when one meets a musical partner that makes your hair stand on end with a single note. Jeff Presswood has played for years in various bands and delights in having the talent of Krysaly Gidley, (named after the Chrysalis Record Label), by his side expressing their mutual love of music with her beautiful voice. The Kiwanis Apple Festival is a special time to bring these two together and they look forward to bringing it to you.