The 'Saugeen Summer Nights Music Festival' announces inaugural flight with star-studded music and local scrumptious fare

    AYTON, ON, May 13 /CNW/ - The place to be to welcome the summer solstice
weekend with the ultimate in music, food and festivities is the picturesque
River Place Park Campground in Ayton, Ontario. Platinum selling artist Johnny
Reid recently announced the 1st annual "Saugeen Summer Nights Festival",
taking place on Saturday, June 20th, 2009. "I am excited to take part in this
innovative festival with some of Canada's most talented musicians, in one of
the most beautiful parts of Ontario!" said Reid en route to a Manitoba tour
    Some of the artists joining Reid at the festival are: all-time-favourite
Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), pop-roots troubadour Serena Ryder, and beloved roots
hero Corb Lund who says "I'm excited to play the festival...It's some pretty
country out that way and it's extra fun to play on a stage with a big old view
to look at!" And just announced, multi-Grammy winner and this year's Juno
recipient of "Producer of the Year", the esteemed Daniel Lanois will be
joining the line-up with his prestigious band including drummer Brian Blade.
Patrons will also enjoy local organic produce and gourmet food booths, clean
and comfortable camping and a gorgeous, eco-friendly environment set amidst
rolling hills and the beautiful Saugeen Rivers known for their great fishing
and canoeing.
    "We wanted to create a family event that features incredibly high-quality
entertainment that would please a broad fan base and I think we have achieved
that," stated a spokesperson for River Place Park. "We will have the perfect
community celebration with its own unique vibe and special energy."

    The all-star lineup includes:

    JIM CUDDY (Blue Rodeo)
    More great talent to be announced shortly!

    All of the net proceeds from the sale of coffee and water will go to War
Child Canada.
    For information on War Child Canada visit
    Listen to your local stations for contests and information and visit the
festival website at for details.

    Purchase Tickets:

    Ticketmaster: 416-870-8000
    Bayshore Box Office:  Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:00 pm
                          519-371-7452 or 1-866-528-8225 Or
    Morry'sTrailers:      519-364-3748

    General admission @ $45.00 or preferred @ $65.00 (while available).

    War Child Canada is an award-winning charity which provides opportunities
and long term solutions for war-affected children, focusing on education,
strengthening children's rights, reducing poverty and fostering self reliance.
War Child works in partnership with local people and organizations to build
sustainable programming that empowers children and their communities. War
Child Canada currently provides support to communities in Afghanistan, Darfur,
Sudan, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka
and Georgia. Working closely with the music industry, War Child provides
awareness, support and action for children's rights everywhere.

For further information:

For further information: For inquiries regarding "Saugeen Summer Nights"
contact: Jill Snell:, (416) 410-4482 X 222

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