Top Five Acts You Can’t Miss at Mariposa Folk Festival 2024

From July 5 to 7, the Mariposa Folk Festival is set to captivate audiences with a stellar lineup, including performances by Bahamas, CJ Wiley, and more. Escape the mainstream festival scene and immerse yourself in the infectious energy and incredible music that define Mariposa.

As tickets are now available, let’s take a sneak peek at five must-see acts that promise to showcase the festival’s diverse and down-to-earth vibe, even though the official schedule is yet to be released.

1. Balaklava Blues
Describing themselves as “folk-noir trench-fighters on the cultural front of Ukraine’s battle for democracy and freedom,” Balaklava Blues deliver a unique blend of folk transitions, powerful beats, and a high-energy performance. Get ready for fist-pumping music that will have you on your feet.

2. Bruce Cockburn
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the legendary Bruce Cockburn at Mariposa, where his music can truly shine. Experience the warmth of Cockburn’s melodies and the intricate beauty of his guitar playing. With a tribute album dedicated to this undersung legend on the horizon, Mariposa is the perfect setting for a reunion with his timeless classics.

3. Shaina Hayes
Offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of festival life, Shaina Hayes brings her soulful folk tunes to Mariposa. Fresh off the release of her sophomore album, “Kindergarten Heart,” Hayes strikes a perfect balance between lush sweeping melodies and intimate balladry. These are the tunes to enjoy while lying on the grass, gazing at the sky.

4. William Prince
Hailing from Manitoba, this country crooner has been tugging at heartstrings and weaving captivating stories for almost a decade. William Prince’s songwriting has only become more intuitive and heartfelt over the years. With his latest album, “Stand in the Joy,” released last year, he promises to fill Mariposa with a powerful dose of uplifting music.

5. CJ Wiley
Fresh from the release of their latest track, “No One Like U,” CJ Wiley brings their sharp-eyed pop-rock sound to Mariposa, armed with a collection of scrappy queer anthems. Their music, a perfect fit for sunny outdoor stages, effortlessly blends toughness and tenderness, ensuring an unforgettable performance.

With these five acts, the Mariposa Folk Festival 2024 is gearing up to be a musical extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Secure your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable weekend of incredible performances in a welcoming and intimate setting.

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