He said this year’s event, which took place on the shores of Ramsey Lake July 6 to 8, was within the realm of the busiest festivals yet. Nearly 100 shows were packed into the weekend, from hometown talent to some of the world’s best in roots music.
Loewenberg said some of his favourite parts of the weekend included Joel Plaskett’s invitation for kids to join him on stage, The Hidden Cameras’ energetic performance, Daniel Lanois “certainly proving why he’s one of the great painters of sound” and Matt Foy’s dancing extravaganza.
“There is no better weekend of music in the summer in Sudbury,” he said. “The weekend was wonderful.”
The lineup, as well as the beautiful summer weather, contributed to the success of the festival.
Loewenberg said there was an “abundance of joy — overflowing joy” floating around the park throughout the weekend. “Everybody is happy when it’s nice out,” he said.
NLFB is the country’s longest continuously-running outdoor music festival. It has grown since its inception, but has always stayed true to its roots. For more in the festival, visit nlfbsudbury.com.
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