Entertainment

Coming to Corn and Apple

Lauren MacGill

MORDEN - 

The musical entertainment at the 2018 Morden Corn and Apple Festival has been announced, and festival-goers are in for a good dose of both country and rock this year.

Corn and Apple entertainment committee head Jocelyne  Durand said the event used to only hold one night of music, but after changing to two nights there has been no looking back. “We’ve found over the years that there’s a large country following and there’s also a large classic rock following, so we’re trying to please our visitors,” she said.

The Corn and Apple committee have switched things up a bit, and the Access Main Stage will host a country night on Friday. Opening will be bilingual Métis singer songwriter Renée Lamoureux, followed by Manitoba artist Quinton Blair and headliners The Road Hammers.

Saturday night will be rock night, and local band The Mood will open. Next up will be Winnipeg band The Pumps/Orphan, rounded out by headliner Chilliwack.

The Cottonwood Stage will be open again for dancing.

Durand said the new Suncatch Park will also allow for more seating at the festival. “We have bounced some ideas but we felt that it’s more important for us to provide extra seating for those who want to enjoy the Main Stage,” she said. “It’s also a great area if people want to dance.”