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Music and Entertainment

Tons of fun for the whole family the whole weekend! Come out and enjoy the Music and Entertainment throughout the festival. 

All performances take place in the Marquee tent unless otherwise indicated.

Fri. July 1

7:00 PM

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Blackboard Blues Band

The Blackboard Blues Band is the GTA's foremost R'n'B band. Specializing in classic R'n'B, Soul Funk, Rock and Blues, the band plays hits from the 60's to present day. The Blackboard Blues Band plays regularly at clubs and bars across the GTA in addition to corporate functions, weddings, private parties, and numerous music festivals! The band has fans of all ages!

The Blackboard Blues Band brings a wealth of professional experience to each performance. With an extensive repertoire, a tight 4-piece horn section, an energetic 4-piece rhythm section, and 2 dynamic vocalists, the Blackboard Blues Band is sure to raise the energy level and get people on the dance floor!

see schedule

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DooDoo the Clown

DooDoo the International Clown has been a featured act at some of the biggest theme parks and fairs in Canada, USA, Australia and has also performed in the Caribbean and Middle east earning the name DooDoo the INTERNATIONAL Clown.  DooDoo’s family shows include comedy, Magic, Music with interactive dance party. DooDoo is well known by kids and Adults as the Clown in Adam Sandler’s hit movie BILLY MADISON.

Sat. July 2

9:00 AM in the Bandshell

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Brian Wride - fingerstyle guitar

Brian Wride is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist with a "voice like a minor key" who teaches music from his home in Uxbridge, Ontario. And, while his passion is for music education, he rarely passes up an opportunity to battle stage fright.

Sat. July 2

10:00 AM in the Bandshell

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Des McCann - fingerstyle guitar

Des McCann has been our longest and most devoted member. He primarily plays his own compositions which include a section of improvisation. Occasionally he'll through in a Tommy Emmanuel or a Bruce Cockburn piece. Des plays a guitar built by one of Canada's top Luthier's - David Wren. He was a student of D'Arcy Wickham (D'Arcy has taught many of our group's members.)

Sat. July 2

11:00 AM in the Bandshell

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David Donar - traditional acoustic blues

David Donar performs within the Piedmont Blues style that originated in the Southeastern region of the United States.  He learned from some of the greatest old time folk and blues players located in the foothill of Appalachia, South Carolina.   He strives to embrace the tradition of these old time songsters and to continue this great tradition of music to a new generation of audiences

Sat. July 2

12:00 PM in the Bandshell

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The Django Djunkies - gypsy jazz (quartet)

The Django Djunkies are a local (Stouffville/Uxbridge) group of gypsy jazz enthusiasts. Gypsy jazz is an interpretation of early jazz/swing by such proponents as Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli.

Sat. July 2

12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM

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Strawberry Jam Jr.

An Open Mic for Kids 12 years of age and under. Participants must pre-register. Go to Strawberry Jam Jr. on the Events page of this website.

Sat. July 2

1:00 PM

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Dance Creations

Dance Creations has been dedicated to providing quality dance instruction to the community of Stouffville and its surrounding areas since 2012. Dance Creations offers both recreational, competitive, and examination programs to suit the needs of their clients and focuses on teaching the fundamentals of dance, with the progression towards more challenging technique, tricks, and choreography. We believe in providing a learning environment that is both positive and encouraging to ensure that our students enjoy dancing, are successful in their classes, and love coming back! Dance Creations instructors are experienced and qualified individuals who are passionate about the performing arts and enjoy educating students.

Sat. July 2

1:00 PM in the Bandshell

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Erwin Shack - fingerstyle guitar

Recently transplanted to the Toronto Beaches area, Erwin Schack is a fingerstyle guitarist who performs instrumental pieces that cover several different genres. Erwin’s playing is not always about the technicality of a piece but instead focuses on the soul and emotional intention of each piece to try and make a connection with listeners. Past performances include Winterfolk, The Unionville Jazz Festival  

and the Foster Memorial Concert Series.  He can occasionally be found at his favourite venue, busking along the boardwalk at the Toronto beaches.

Sat. July 2

1:30 PM

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Breck School of Highland Dance

The Breck School of Highland Dance started in Stouffville in 2008. The owner and sole teacher is Lisa Breck, teacher with the BATD, and adjudicator with the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. The school started small and has grown to create Ontario champions, Canadian champions, Scottish champions, and Commonwealth champions. Breck School dancers are also known for their 1st place in Canada team dances and themed choreographies. Any and all are welcome at the school to learn the strength and energy of highland dancing.

Sat. July 2

2:00 PM in the Bandshell

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A & M Crossing - acoustic/folk duet

Mike Cole and Anne Delong, both from Durham Region, are regular jammers at music clubs, open mics and bluegrass festivals in southern Ontario. After hosting Kitchen Party jams around the GTA, they have performed together at Lang Pioneer Village, the Whitevale Porchfest, and the Stouffville Strawberry Festival. They are both members of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society.

Sat. July 2 & Sun July 3

2:45 PM at Burkholder St. and Park Dr.

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abotti with Antonietta

abotti with Antonietta is a low impact group fitness experience where we incorporate everyday practical movements to FUN music -- everyone is welcome -- all fitness levels and ages. Our motto is YOU DO YOU.


Join us at this year's Strawberry Festival to get a chance to meet and have FUN with our infectious, supportive and all-inclusive abotti community while incorporating some physical activity in your day. Find out first hand why Breakfast Television Toronto has named Antonietta, the creator of abotti, the female version of Richard Simmons of the North!


You do not want to miss 30 mins of pure FUN and JOY!

Sat. July 2

3:00 PM

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Stouffville Academy of Music & Dance

At Stouffville Academy, we strive to create a high-quality, nurturing, and FUN atmosphere where creativity and self-confidence can flourish amongst our young performing artists-in-training.

 

For 30 years our Performing Arts Family has been a second home for the Dance, Music, and Drama students of Stouffville. Thousands of children have been welcomed through our doors, learning not just how to dance, act, sing, or play an instrument, but the creative and critical thinking skills, as well as communication and collaboration skills, that support their social and emotional development.  We love being a part of the wonderful community of Stouffville.


Sat. July 2

3:00 PM in the Bandshell

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S.M.O (Special Musical Operation)

Raimee Stevens, Steve MacQuarrie and Ted Nasmith


With roots in rock 'n roll bands and choirs, S.M.O. combine their zeal for classic rock and vocal harmony in an acoustic based trio and perform a variety of folk-country-pop classics.


Their bass player is a world-famous Tolkien illustrator - his images were used as the basses for some of the scenes in the Lord of the Rings movies.


Sat. July 2

3:30 PM

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Bharatha Natyam & Fusion dance

Laya Bhava Dance Academy is a school of Bharathanatyam, Indian Classical Dance. It was established in 1986 by our artistic director, Mrs. Kirupanithy Ratneswaran. We have locations in Markham, Scarborough and Toronto. Our school trains students to learn this Indian classical dance and perform as well. Students from the age of 5 to 35 continue to learn dance. Our school provides yearly examinations for all students.  Many of our graduates go on to become dance teachers, performers and even have their own schools.

Sat. July 2

4:00 PM

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Dancing Together - 6 feet apart

The York Dance Academy, founded in 1986, is one of the foremost dance studios in York Region. Our mission is to provide students of all ages a unique dance experience in which they can grow both mentally and physically within a safe and nurturing environment. Dedicated to providing the highest calibre of education in dance we encourage everyone to achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders and global citizens. Our students enjoy smaller class sizes and personal attention in a family friendly environment, taught by industry leading instructors who are passionate about dance.

Sat. July 2

4:00 PM in the Bandshell

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The Kuah Collective

The Kuah Collective is a diverse ensemble of musicians who are influenced by Jazz, Soul, Fusion and World Music. Created by Kurt McIntosh and Noah Leibel to play weddings and corporate functions, the project started to receive rave reviews playing events such as the TD Markham Jazz Fesitval, The Stoufville Strawberry Festival, and local establishments across the GTA. Stellar at interpreting Jazz, Soul, Pop standards, and Caribbean tinged originals, The Kuah collective are always ready to use a wide variety of songs to use as a spring board for extended improvisation."

Sat. July 2

5:00 PM

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Harriet Chung Performing Arts

At Harriet Chung Performing Arts, we are proud to offer musical theatre, ballet & point, contemporary, lyrical, acro jazz, hip hop and private coaching at the studio.

Harriet Chung, the Artistic Director of the school, has had an extensive international musical theatre career and has appeared in such hits as the Toronto proudction of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats in Germany and numerous productions of The King & I in Ontario and Britis Columbia where she also received an Ovation Theatre award nomination for Outstanding Choreography.  Harriet also starred in the title role in Golden Lotus, in Hong Kong, where she received a Hong Kong English Drama Award (Heckers) nomination for Best Actress.  


Sat. July 2

6:15 PM

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Ben Hudson band

Ben Hudson is a Canadian country singer and songwriter. His self-titled EP was released in early 2016, gaining the attention of CMT Canada who made him their “Fresh Face” artist and also earned him a nomination at the 2016 CMAO Awards for “Rising Star.” In June of 2016 he released his first single “Redneck Summer” to country radio. In its first week, the single was in the top 5 DMDS downloads and added into rotation at many major market stations across Canada. This strong debut helped secured a spot at the inaugural CMT Music Fest. Topcountry.ca named him one of their top artists to watch in 2017 and the Country Music Association of Ontario selected him as their January 2017 “Artist of the Month.” Hudson recently released “Déjà Vu,” the first single of his full-length album in March 2020 and “Just Like That,” in November 2020, which peaked at #4 on Sirius XM CBC Country radio. He is following up on the success of these releases with his fourth single “Now I Know,” which is available now on all digital platforms.

Sat. July 2

9:15 PM

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Shania Twin

Donna Huber as Shania Twin, performs regularly on The Las Vegas Strip.  Donna is from Canada, and has performed for our Canadian troops in Bosnia, Croatia, and Dubai.  Europe, China, Japan, has been a huge favorite Donna has performed at.  She has also opened for Trace Atkins, The Dixie Chicks, Trooper, April Wine, Chubby Checker, Jason McCoy, Chantel Kreviazuk, and many more recording artists.   Together, Donna and her band, perform a powerful show that thrills and captivates audiences everywhere. The timeless sound of Shania Twain proves appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of all. This talented group of musicians showcase Shania Twains' mega-hits! This tribute was formed to salute the iconic star and bring Shania Twains' music to your city! Get ready to experience Shania Twin!!!!!

Sun. July 3

12:00 PM

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Men of Note Male Voice Choir

The subtle mixture of baritone and tenor voices, underscored by the richness of resonant bass notes, produce a blend of sweet sounds possible only when male voices are raised as one in song. Each Men of Note Male Voice Choir concert offers a pleasing and enjoyable interpretation of favourite melodies – from sacred anthems and choral works to plaintive spirituals, traditional folk tunes, show music and popular songs. In addition, a special place is reserved for the songs of Canadian composers. 

Sun. July 3

2:25 PM

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Double the Pleasure

Double the Pleasure is an acoustic duo that started 10 years ago playing a wide variety of music from the 50s to now. We made our way from dive bars of Oshawa to touring all over southern Ontario performing at weddings, banquets, festivals, & other private events. We were the 94.9fm house band for 4 years leading up to covid performing live music on the radio.  We’re two fun loving guys who love performing live music and look forward to seeing you at the festival.

Sun. July 3

4:00 PM

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The 45's

The 45’s are a four-piece pop cover band playing a variety of music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Having played regular engagements throughout Ontario for many years, “The 45’s” are truly a collective of multi-talented professional musicians who replicate all of the technical nuances of the music as it was originally recorded, in both vocal and instrumental detail. The current band lineup includes a band member who played and toured with Attic recording artists, the “Bobcats”, achieving chart-topping positions in England; a band member who, as a studio musician for Capital records, provided tracks for many top Canadian bands; a band member having past association with April Wine and Peter and Gordon; and, a band member who toured and recorded with the renown “Telstars”.


The 45’s have always been warmly welcomed at many venues in the Stouffville area over the years, and are very excited to again entertain the audience for Strawberry Festival.