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Matchedash Parish to help launch Mariposa's return to live music

Mariposa Folk Festival's Kinaxis InConcert presentation will take centre stage at the Orillia Opera House on Aug. 22
2021-08-05 Matchedash Parish
Matchedash Parish will be performing on Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House. Tickets went on sale today at 11 a.m.

Mariposa Folk Festival is excited to announce that it will be presenting Matchedash Parish on Aug. 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orillia Opera House as part of the Kinaxis InConcert series. It is fitting that Lance Anderson and Matchedash Parish will help launch Mariposa’s return to live music as its last live performance featured Lance.

Mariposa Folk Festival was selected by Kinaxis and Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) as one of 30 organizations across the country to host a Kinaxis InConcert program. With the support of the Kinaxis and CLMA sponsorship, Mariposa will also present a free stream of the concert on its Facebook page on Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Fans of Mariposa, Lance and Matchedash Parish will not want to miss this amazing opportunity.

Matchedash Parish is a powerhouse band, featuring 12 of Canada’s top blues and roots artists, performing original songs – a joyful explosion of soul, blues and roots music!

Juno award-winning producer Lance Anderson has brought together this diverse and multi-generational roster of all-stars to perform original songs written by Anderson and Kitchener phenom, Matt Weidinger.

The group’s debut CD, Saturday Night, produced by Anderson, captures the raw energy and positive vibe of this remarkable band, featuring Weidinger’s stunning vocals, along with three amazing background singers, led by R&B vocalist Quisha Wint.

Matchedash Parish’s premiere performance was as the festival closer on the main stage of the 2018 Mariposa Folk Festival, where the audience was moved to numerous standing ovations. In 2019, the band wowed festival audiences at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Fest, and Kitchener Blues Fest.

Tickets for the live show are available from the Orillia Opera House online or by phoning the box office at 705-326-8011. Tickets are $30, including HST and service charges and will be limited in number due to COVID protocols.