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Monday, April 22, 2019

500 Performers Are In Walkerton

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

The town is hosting the 38th annual Midwestern Ontario Music Festival.

No shortage of talent or entertainment in Walkerton this week, as the town plays host to the 38th annual Midwestern Ontario Music Festival.

Organizer Bonnie Park says it is all about celebrating the performing arts.

With close to 500 performers, Park says they have everything from piano, string, instrumental and vocals to dance, drama and theatre.

The event provides artists with a chance to be professionally adjudicated as well as compete for scholarship dollars.

The music festival is taking place at various venues across Town, admission is 2 dollars for individual performances or you can purchase a program for 10 dollars that will get you into everything with the exception of the Highlights Concert.

The Music Festival runs from April 22nd through to April 30th with the Highlights Concert on May 4th at 7:30 pm at Walkerton District Community School. (does not run on weekend)

Park says the Highlights Concert will feature the best of the best and admission is just $5 at the door.

Park encourages the public to come out to the various venues and take in some of the local talent ranging in from preschool to senior citizen.  (age range 3 to 61 years old)

She calls it a wonderful opportunity to take in some of the rich talent this region has to offer.

The annual event draws crowds of up to 5 thousand people to Walkerton.

Organizers say the Midwestern Ontario Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals in the province.

Participants come from across the Grey, Bruce and Huron County region and beyond to compete.

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