Ten Strings And A Goat are booked for Canada Day at Thunder Bay's Marina Park.

The latest East Coast music sensation is visiting Thunder Bay for Canada Day. Ten Strings And A Goat Skin will be featured at Canada Day on the Waterfront’s main stage, on July 1.

“We are excited to have added this extremely gifted act to Canada Day this year,” said Ash Young, cultural development and events supervisor.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, a bilingual acoustic power trio from P.E.I., has been overwhelmed with accolades for its new album, Auprès du Poêle, over the last several months including award nominations for a Juno, two ECMA’s, four Canadian Folk Music Award’s, and six P.E.I. Music Award’s.

The record was named Album of the Year by the prestigious Canadian Folk Music magazine Penguin Eggs. In addition the group has been singled out for an Album of The Year nomination from Folk Alliance International.

“We hope people will be ready to dance with us on Canada Day,” said Jessie Periard of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin. “150 years is a big deal! And we’re so stoked to somehow be a part of this memorable day.

“Canada Day is always a fun time for partying and we’re excited to celebrate with the people of Thunder Bay. This will be our very first time there, so we’re going to do our best to leave a lasting impression!”

Singer/songwriter Nick Sherman will perform starting at 6:30 p.m., after opening ceremonies. Ten Strings And A Goat Skin will follow, performing two sets. Then local favourites Rock Steady will take the stage.

Canada Day on the Waterfront runs from 5-11 p.m. on July 1, in Marina Park.

Canada Day on the Waterfront is presented by Ontario Power Generation and funded in part by Canadian Heritage. Ten Strings And A Goat Skin were booked in partnership with Le Club Canadien Français de Thunder Bay.

For more information, visit: thunderbay.ca/canadaday, and like the City of Thunder Bay Culture & Events Facebook page to stay up to date with events news: facebook.com/ThunderBayCultureandEvents.

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