Ever the do-gooder, Ontario singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer will use her skills as musician to help preserve the Niagara Escarpment. A UNESCO World Biospehre Reserve found in southern Ontario, the Niagara Escarpment is a 700 km rock ridge that is home to thousands of streams, all sorts of delightful creatures, and some very old trees.
"The Man" is threatening to quarry the escarpment, so to counteract that evil, Sarah Harmer has created the I Love the Escarpment tour. Taking the songstress to seven towns that lie along the Niagara Escarpment (Harmer herself lived close to it as a child), the tour aims to raise awareness and save the escarpment from certain doom!
Keeping the nature theme going strong, not only will Harmer play an acoustic set at each of the shows, but it appears that there will be some hiking involved as well. Even if you still aren't sure what the Niagara Escarpment is, this is one of the rare opportunities to see a Juno winner play a socially aware "acoustic hiking tour." Tickets for the shows are about $25 each; go to www.sarahharmer.com for more information.
Stops on Sarah Harmer's I Love the Escarpment tour are as follows:
June 14, Owen Sound, ON - Roxy Theatre
June 15, Collingwood, ON - Gayety Theatre
June 17, Avening, ON - Avening Community Centre
June 19, Mono Centre/Orangeville, ON - Mono Cliff Inn
June 22, Georgetown, ON - John Elliot Theatre
June 25, Waterdown, ON - Memorial Hall
June 26, Burlington, ON - The Great Hall
Harmer's not-so-activist but equally-as-good gigs look like this:
July 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON - Jackson Triggs Winery
July 8, Orillia, ON - Mariposa Folk Festival
July 23, Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt