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Mariposa unveils new acts for this summer's folk festival

Organizers also revealed this year's event will feature two 'very special' music celebrations that 'will add to the magic of our return to Mariposa'
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A large crowd gathered for a workshop at the 2019 Mariposa Folk Festival. Crowds will be returning in 2022. Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo

The Mariposa Folk Festival is set to return to Tudhope Park in Orillia this year, and previously announced a stellar initial lineup that includes Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell, Kathleen Edwards, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and more.
Ten more acts were revealed today for the 2022 edition of the iconic folk music festival that will take place July 8 to 10. Newly announced artists include Alysha Brilla, Begonia, Diyet and the Love Soldiers, Ginalina, Joe Nolan, The Way We Feel, This Way North, and Tommy Prine.
Two other very special musical celebrations have also been added to the lineup.
60 in 60: Mariposa Anniversary Celebration is a show produced by Juno award-winning Lance Anderson to mark 60 years of the Mariposa Folk Festival. With the festival cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, we were not able to gather to celebrate Mariposa’s 60th anniversary, but Anderson and his talented band will ensure that the return to Mariposa captures the magic of the last 60 years.
Souvenirs: Songs of John Prine will feature the John Prine Band. Legendary songwriter and Grammy award winning folk icon John Prine was scheduled to headline the 2020 Mariposa Folk Festival, before his tragic death in April 2020 from coronavirus complications. Mariposa is proud to welcome John Prine’s band to the 2022 festival to share his songs and celebrate his legacy.
Mariposa Folk Foundation president Pam Carter said, “After missing the chance to celebrate our 60th anniversary, and, sadly, to host Mariposa favourite John Prine, these special musical performances from Lance Anderson and the John Prine Band will add to the magic of our return to Mariposa.”
More names will be announced in the coming months. Tickets for Mariposa are on sale via the festival website.