Greenbelt Harvest Picnic 2013 adds Gordon Lightfoot to the Line-up

The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is fast approaching, bringing together great music, art, family activities, and local food all in celebration of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

In light of the recent news that Neil Young & Crazy Horse cancelled, I know there has been some frustration surrounding the decision to give ticket holders a partial refund only. I wanted to take a moment to reiterate that we at the Foundation do not make any money from this event. The decision to provide only a $40 partial refund was made by September Seventh Entertainment Ltd. As a title sponsor, we have no authority in making this decision.

As a long-term Neil Young fan (okay, fanatic), I too am disappointed that we won’t be seeing him at this year’s picnic. It is unfortunate that we can’t see him do a solo act (after all his wife is still playing), but I’ve got to respect his decision as an artist.

That being said, I am excited that Gordon Lightfoot will be there, and look forward to singing The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – so long as no one gets me singing on video.

I don’t know if you have been to the previous two Greenbelt Harvest Picnics, but this one-day festival is about celebrating farming, local food, family, the outdoors, and of course great talent. Neil Young would have been a fabulous addition but him not being there doesn’t change the magic of the event. Many great acts still remain in the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic line-up, including the recently added Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian icon.

With the cost of your ticket, you aren’t just getting to see multiple performers take the stage. You are getting a full experience. From swimming to fishing to unique vendor markets, the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic is a celebration unlike any other.

See you there,

Burkhard Mausberg
CEO
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

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