If you've never been to the lovely village of Kelwood, MB, the Harvest Sun Music Festival could be the perfect excuse.

The 3-day rural music fest, featuring a lineup of entirely Manitoban performers celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Beyond the obvious good times in the sun, the festival is also designed to expose campers to the fantastic Kelwood artisans and farmers’ market.

Artistic director Nadia Kuhl, a dedicated founding member of the festival, looks at Harvest Sun as a passion project.

"I've always said, we try to grow up, not out," Kuhl says. "The festival is like a musical painting for me, the flow of it starts and I can feel the final note played, I can hear it in my mind, even before the first note gets played."

The lineup features a plethora of different musical styles and genres, including performances from Al Simmons, Until Red, The Noble Thiefs and Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller.

Harvest Sun is made possible by the hard work of over 100 volunteers, many who have been with the festival since day one, and whose numbers continue to grow each year.

Truly a cool thing for a good cause, the festival continues to breathe new life into the farming village's economy, meanwhile entertaining over 500 ticket buyers.

Part of the series: The 7th Annual Summer Festival Guide

Published in Volume 69, Number 27 of The Uniter (June 3, 2015)

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