Mariposa presents a “unique outdoor festival” in October


The festival has partnered with the county to “further celebrate the return of live music to our region and provide another reason to visit Simcoe County”

Don’t put those camp chairs away just yet, An Autumn Mariposa is just around the corner!

“Thousands of ecstatic Mariposa Folk Festival fans welcomed the return of live music with open arms a month ago,” said Mariposa Folk Foundation President Pam Carter. “To further celebrate the return of live music to our area and provide another reason to visit Simcoe County, we have partnered with the county to present a unique afternoon outdoor festival.”

An Autumn Mariposa will be held at Bayview Memorial Park, 9th Concession Road, Township of Oro-Medonte on Saturday, October 1 from 1-5 p.m. and will feature performances by four artists/bands: Aleksi Campagne, The Weather Station, Union Duke and Irish Mythen. There are restrooms and parking on site.

But wait; there’s more live music to listen to on Saturday October 1st!

Less than three hours after the outdoor concert concludes, the 2022-23 season of Mariposa in Concert kicks off with award-winning singer-songwriter Julian Taylor in concert at the Orillia Opera House. Opening for Taylor will be singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aysanabee. The doors of the Opera open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each for An Autumn Mariposa or the Julian Taylor Concert, or $70 for both events. All tickets are available at the Orillia Opera House, online at or in person at the box office.

An autumn mariposa
1 to 5 p.m., October 1, 2022

Aleksi Campaign

One of the 2022 Mariposa Showcase winners and a popular addition to this year’s festival, Aleksi Campagne, offers a contemporary indie-folk take on the violin vocals. At the age of five, he began performing alongside his mother, Canadian folk icon, Connie Kaldor. His violin studies took him to Paris and then to McGill, where he studied classical violin, jazz violin and jazz vocal performance. Today, his original music mixes indie-folk songwriting with an edgy, multi-layered sound resulting from his unique combination of vocals, violin and looping stompboxes.

The weather station

Singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman is The Weather Station. She was booked to perform at Mariposa Folk Festival 2022 but had to cancel. Emerging from Toronto’s vibrant folk scene, Tamara Lindeman debuted a moody introspective sound with her independently released EP East in 2008. Ignorance, Lindeman’s debut album for Mississippi label Fat Possum Records, is sultry , ravishing, as hi-fi as a record like Lindeman ever made, shattering pure pop moments, at others a dense desert of notes; a deeply rhythmic, deeply painful record that feels more urgent, clearer than his work has ever been.

Union Duke

Mariposa fans may remember Union Duke, the lively band that earned a festival appearance thanks to the 2014 Mariposa Showcase. March 2020 Mariposa in Concert event. Then the pandemic hit and that concert was cancelled. Bridging soulful indie rock, bluegrass and country, the five-man band exudes haunting three-, four-, and even five-part harmonies. The songs are irresistible, perfectly suited to the heat of the dance hall or the cool breeze of the park.

irish myth

Mariposa fan favorite Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Prince Edward Island. His latest album, Little Bones, has gained worldwide recognition and won numerous nominations. His previous self-titled album, Irish Mythen, announced to the folk music scene that a passionate tour de force had arrived. Mythen’s live performances are a thing of raw power and emotion, with the connection with his audience something that has to be seen to be believed.

Orillia Opera House
7:30 p.m., October 1, 2022

Julian Taylor

Julian Taylor is an award-winning singer-songwriter, radio host and label owner based in Toronto. Over the course of his esteemed career, which spans over 20 years as the leader of Staggered Crossing, Julian Taylor Band, and his solo work, Julian has established himself as one of Canada’s greatest troubadours. .

His 2020 LP The Ridge garnered two Juno Award nominations, as well as a pair of Canadian Folk Music Awards for Solo Artist and English Songwriter of the Year, five Native American Music Award nominations, as well as a nomination for Canada’s highest honor in music, the Polaris Music Prize. Julian’s new album, Beyond the Reservoir, due out in October 2022 and preceded by single “SEEDS”, builds on the soul-folk sound and autobiographical themes first explored on The Ridge.

From the alternative rock of Staggered Crossing to the rock and roll, funk, pop and R&B fusion of the Julian Taylor Band, and more recently the folk soul of his solo albums, Julian is known for his versatility as a songwriter, singer, and bandleader. Additionally, as a self-directed musician who has managed all facets of his own career, including owning his own label, Howling Turtle, Julian exemplifies the DIY ethic and has been a role model for other artists to follow. independent.


Aysanabee is an Oji-Cree singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who uses folk, soul and alternative pop to tell stories about his life, lived experience and reconnect with his roots.

Aysanabee entered the music scene after the Indigenous Music Awards Emerging Artist Series, which featured his unique finger guitar playing. He is currently producing his first full album.

The 2022-23 Mariposa Folk Foundation Concert Series is sponsored by Alleycats Music & Art, Apple Annie’s Café, Bell Chiropractic and Soft Tissue Center, Cathy Cleary Design, Dapper Depot, Dentistry on West, Downtown Computers, Hog ‘n Penny Pub , IG Wealth Management; Lavender Hills Farm, Tim Lauer, Sales Representative, Royal LePage Real Quest Realty; Wes Trinier and Wildflower Farm.

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