Monday, July 18, 2011

The Unofficial Blue Skies Music Festival Lineup 2011

[Update: Here is the 2012 version]

The Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon Ontario has no website and does not announce its lineup in advance.
However, a little work on Google has turned up a number of artists who say they will be there this year.

If you want to go to the festival and you don’t have tickets, my experience is that you may be able to get day passes at the gate and if you’re really lucky, someone may show up with a camping pass just when you do. For more unofficial information on Blue Skies, see my other postings:
And here's the Environment Canada Forecast for Sharbot Lake
Post festival updates:
I've learned not to trust the Environment Canada forecast even for 1 day in advance when it comes to Blue Skies. It rained for most of Friday until the late afternoon!
Some other artists who were at Blue Skies this year:
Other social media on Blue Skies 2011


Steve said...

Wow... Way to come through!
thanks a lot!

other Dave said...

Looks like Facebook may actually be finally catching up to you Scrim. There is a group with over 300 members now. Anyway, I'm glad Blue Skies still relies on the old post-office for their marketing and communications. But, maybe that's just me.

David Scrimshaw said...

The Facebook group must explain why I've had only a couple of people ask me how to get tickets this year.

peter bunnett said...

Hi David ,names Pete Bunnett from Ompah. A great frustration for me (who's a music glutton but stil have to ration my time) is the lack of a website for blue skies with the weekends line up . Have you questioned anybody about that. I know Joel thinks its unimportant . Wil I learn anymore about the artists by signing up for facebok. .Hope to run into you this year. PB

David Scrimshaw said...

Hi Pete,

A funny thing is that I kind of agree with Joel.

Usually when people ask me who's playing Blue Skies, I tell them I don't know and it doesn't matter, because the main stage performers are not at all why I go.

I put together this list because I thought it might enhance my Blues Skies experience if I went to the artists' sites and got exposed to their music in advance.

Unfortunately, I've had no time for that and will be experiencing the performers who are new to me for the first time this weekend.

David Scrimshaw said...

Oh, and the Facebook Group?

As far as I can tell it's mostly people trying to score rides or camping passes.

I didn't see anything about performers there.

You might as well hold out for Google Plus.

Richard said...

Hey David nice blog, just wondering if you are allowed to have your vehicle at the campsite, also where are the best campsites as far as bugs and noise


David Scrimshaw said...

Hi Richard,

Vehicle: Only if it is a camper and they have specific places for campers.

Best Noisy Campsite: High Meadow?

Best Bugs: Swamp?

S. Bear Bergman said...

Honestly. I never even try to suss out the lineup ahead of time, and don't really care. There are always at least a) one artist I'm super-excited about, b) two I've never heard of I end up really liking, c) some sort of fusion thing that sounds terribly ill advised but turns out to be awesome and d) someone whomever I am sitting next to is crazy-go-nuts for that I'm lukewarm about.

Oh, well. Who cares? The music is always fantastic, and the people are always great. Just got home with my husband and eighteen-month-old (his second time!) from another Blue Skies and am feeling all the love.

David Scrimshaw said...

Well said, S. Bear. Well said.

Dan W said...

Just home as well, and without fail I'm always smiling an feeling the warm fuzzies at all the memories of the weekend. Favourites this year were New Country Rehab, the return of Kim Churchill and of course the return of Matt Anderson. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to contact the organizers of Blue Skies? My son lost $100 at Blue Skies this year, and according to everything I've read about this festival, it seems like the people there would have turned it in... any ideas on how I can find out? Thanks.

David Scrimshaw said...

Hi Jengregg,

I believe the general mailing address is:

Blue Skies Music Festival
Clarendon, ON K0H 1J0

Good luck.