Chad Brownlee to Headline Harmony of Nations Festival

Award-winning country artist Chad Brownlee will headline Friday night, and seven local musicians will be taking to the stage.
Award-winning country artist Chad Brownlee will headline Friday night, and seven local musicians will be taking to the stage.

Award-winning country artist Chad Brownlee will headline Friday night, and seven local musicians will be taking to the stage.
Award-winning country artist Chad Brownlee will headline Friday night, and seven local musicians will be taking to the stage.

FORT FRANCES –  ENTERTAINMENT – The Harmony of Nations Music Festival have announced the remainder of its line-up for July 18th and 19th. Award-winning country artist Chad Brownlee will headline Friday night, and seven local musicians will be taking to the stage.

A great array of local talent auditioned for the Festival with a variety of musical styles ranging from folk to rap, bluegrass to electronic dance. The artists include Sloughgrass Family Band of Birchdale, MN, Trevor Barker of Devlin, Percy Bird of Couchiching First Nation and Ben Sletmoen, Sandra Lori Allan, Jeremy Jordan and Jerome Tuesday all of Fort Frances.

Born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, Chad Brownlee was the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA) in 2011 and has been nominated twice for the CCMA Male Artist of the Year. He has also been nominated for the coveted JUNO Country Album of the Year Award in 2013.

The singer/songwriter and former NHL draft pick has released three albums with singles reaching the top 100 in the Canadian country music charts. His most recent single “Fallin’ Over You”comes from his latest album released in early June. Chad Brownlee’s charisma and charming persona promises to add another great performance to Harmony of Nations. Listen to his music at www.chadbrownlee.com.

Festival tickets will go on sale Thursday, June 12th at www.harmonyofnations.ca. Find tickets locally at Fort Frances Public Library, Cloverleaf Grocery in Emo, and The Coffee Landing in International Falls. Tickets are $60 for a 2-Day Pass, $35 for a 1-Day Pass, $12 per day for children 3 to 12, and children 2 and under are free.

Harmony of Nations takes place July 18th-19th, on the Fort Frances waterfront. The festival unites artists and audiences from First Nation, Métis, Canadian and American communities. Find out more at www.harmonyofnations.ca, Facebook and Twitter.