Tag: Elaina Martin

Westfest celebrates the art of diversity

By Bradley Turcotte –  Kitchissippi’s annual multi-disciplinary festival celebrated fifteen years of music and art June 8-10 at its new Tom Brown Arena location. Westfest founder Elaina Martin’s pleas for a weekend of perfect weather prevailed. Elaina told Kitchissippi Times “mother nature” played a large part in the weekend’s success. […]

Meet one of Westfest’s top volunteers

By Jared Davidson –  This year, Westfest is celebrating its 15-year anniversary. For a decade and a half, the festival has been a gathering place for Kitchissippi residents, serving up year after year of free outdoor concerts from local artists and touring acts. It has become such a […]

Westfest 2018 line up announced

By Andrea Tomkins – This year’s 15th-anniversary edition of Westfest promises fans something familiar, as well as something new. The familiar: a diverse roster of entertainment with fresh artists to discover. The new: a location that comes with extra perks. “There is so much going on this year, […]

The Pursuit of Rock

By Bradley Turcotte – Westfest founder Elaina Martin has dropped a preview of next year’s 15th-anniversary event with the announcement that legendary Canadian rock band The Pursuit of Happiness (TPOH) will headline the 2018 festival. Formed in Toronto in 1985, TPOH scored with hit singles I’m An Adult […]

Saturday night at Westfest

We sent KT’s Ted Simpson to capture the scene at Westfest on June 3. Here are a few of the things he spotted while he was there! Click on the photos to enlarge: Speaking of photos, we’re publishing a special commemorative issue of the Kitchissippi Times on June 22 and […]

Wasn’t that a party?

The Westfest All-Star Fundraiser took place March 6 at the Orange Gallery. This five-hour event was hosted by Councillor Jeff Leiper and featured a long list of Westfest music alum including Juno winners Lynn Miles and Holly McNarland, John Allaire, Lynne Hanson and Thomas Starwalker. Guests also bid […]

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