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Fiddles and Food Trucks with The Fretless

September 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Fiddles and Food Trucks 🎻🎵 in support of Stratford Summer Music …where all roads lead to music.

At the end of Kelly’s Lane in Stratford, is a beautiful farm with an old stone house and a barn set on acres of corn fields. It is at this idyllic location that we have invited the Juno award-winning quartet, The Fretless to fire up their fiddles! On-site will be Ken’s Fries and the Bru Garden’s own vintage beer truck pouring their house made craft selections. Lady Glaze Donuts will be serving milk shakes and sinfully delicious donuts. Our host, Martin Ritsma, will be our onsite grill master and Pelee Island winery has generously stocked our wine bar. We will continue with our tradition of selling keys with one lucky winner holding the key to a full 2023 Season Pass! We will launch a small but mighty live auction with unique items and experiences all in support of bringing quality music to Stratford.

This coming fall, we hope you will join us for this “toe-tapping, barn-raising” event in Support of Stratford Summer Music. We encourage you to bring new faces to our Stratford community and old friends to share in the fun!

Thursday, September 15th

6:30 pm

75 Kelly’s Lane, Stratford

Carpooling encouraged. Parking on the corn field!

Concert seating will be provided in the barn. Please dress for a casual cool fall night, rain or shine event.

Tickets $100 per person (includes concert, 3 x food stations, 2 x bar tickets and a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount according to Canada Revenue)


About The Fretless

Four ferocious players, Trent Freeman (Fiddle/Viola), Karrnnel Sawitsky (Fiddle/Viola), Ben Plotnick (Fiddle/Viola), and Eric Wright (Cello). Masterful composition, and a genre-bending sound — Juno award-winning The Fretless is a Canadian quartet that has firmly taken its place on the map to a progressive form of “trad”.

A supergroup of celebrated solo artists, The Fretless has been creating a singular and signature sound that dares to expand the idea of what a string music quartet can be — transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements that have quickly gained a dedicated following and accolades from around the world. Within what appears to be a simple and classical construct — two fiddles, a viola, and a cello — The Fretless has created a sound that is distinctly rich, multi-layered, and uniquely percussive. This tonal quality is pushing traditional music to new heights, producing a completely fresh approach to Folk music.



September 15, 2022
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ritsma’s Barn
75 Kelly's Lane
Stratford, ON N5A 7Y7
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