Mariposa Folk Festival Gets Mavis Staples, the Weather Station, Lido Pimienta, Kathleen Edwards for 2022 Edition

Le Ren, Dwayne Gretzky, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell and more will also perform

BY Allie GregoryPublished Feb 3, 2022

After two years away, Orillia's Mariposa Folk Festival is finally due to return to Tudhope Park this summer from July 8 to 10. The three-day fest — which would have celebrated 60 years in 2021 — has announced its first wave of performing artists, and it looks like 2022 is going to be a scorcher.

While more artists will be announced in the coming weeks, Mariposa will already be spearheaded by performances from juggernauts like Mavis Staples, Serena Ryder, Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Allison Russell, Kathleen Edwards, Lido Pimienta, Moscow Apartment, Le Ren, Dwayne Gretzky and the Weather Station.

Also appearing at this year's festivities are Andrew Waite, Aysanabee, Celeigh Cardinal, Charlie Cunningham, Dala, Harrow Fair, Ian Sherwood, Irish Mythen, James Keelaghan, Jane's Party, John Craigie, Kellie Loder, Leyla McCalla, Logan Staats, Marla & David Celia, Reuben & the Dark, Ruby Waters, Rup Loops, Sarah Hagen, Stephen Lewis & the Big Band of Fun, Tami Neilson, the Arrogant Worms, the Fretless, the Pairs, the Small Glories, Vinta, Youngtree & the Blooms and Zaki Ibrahim.

"Mariposa may have been forced to take a two-year pandemic hiatus, but we stayed busy creating virtual concerts, alternative live performances, and working hard on our return in 2022," said Mariposa Folk Foundation President, Pam Carter. "We are excited to be back with this stellar lineup. There's something for everyone, and that's what matters, staying true to our roots for generations to come."

Tickets for this year's event are already on sale here. See the lineup announcement below and head to Mariposa's website for more details.

It's been a while since we've been able to get down with the festival vibes, so get into the mood with Mariposa's decidedly vibey sizzle reel below.

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