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'True original' John Prine to headline Mariposa next summer

Folk legend will help celebrate the Orillia festival's 60th anniversary next July
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2019-11-07 John Prine
John Prine. Photo provided by Mariposal Folk Festival

NEWS RELEASE
MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
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Mariposa Folk Festival is kicking-off the announcements for this summer’s lineup with a very big bang.

The rare talent, true original and revered songwriter, John Prine, has signed on to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of Mariposa Folk Festival taking place July 3-5, 2020.

Prine is one of the most often requested artists by festival attendees and has been high on Mariposa’s artistic wish list for many years.

Artistic Director, Liz Scott, exclaimed, “Few artists have achieved the significance of this rare talent and true original, and his fans are absolutely devout. I am thrilled to welcome John Prine to the Mariposa Main Stage this year, on the heels of another award-winning, highly acclaimed album.”

Mariposa Folk Foundation President and Festival Chair, Pam Carter, stated, “It’s our 60th anniversary festival, and presenting music icon John Prine is a wonderful way proclaim Mariposa’s storied past.” Carter added, “Our programming will also reflect Mariposa’s importance on Canada’s music scene as a contemporary folk festival.”

The three-day Mariposa Folk Festival features more than ten stages of top folk-roots music, along with presentations of story, dance and craft. All ticket categories are on sale. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. The festival has special pricing for youth and young adults. Onsite RV and tent camping is available.

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