Cape Breton’s Matt Minglewood Band highlights Sydney Ribfest entertainment lineup

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SYDNEY, N.S. — If the blues-rock seems of Matt Minglewood can also be the food stuff of like at a Sydney Ribfest, then — as the Shakespearian indicating goes, “play on.”

Minglewood will join the likes of Isabella Samson, Jordan Musycsyn, Elyse Aeryn, Aaron Lewis, Keith Mullins, Morgan Toney and far more as part of the enjoyment lineup unveiled for this year’s Rotary-sponsored Ribfest, slated for July 14-16 at Open up Fireplace Park.

“This function delivers the group jointly in so numerous strategies,” stated Michele McKinnon, public relations chair for Ribfest and the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club. “And one of the motives individuals acquire is to listen to the wonderful tunes. It is jam-packed with talent. And that is apart from the weekend of relatives enjoyable, of program.”

The Matt Minglewood Band will headline the Friday night, July 14, music lineup at this year's Sydney Ribfest. CONTRIBUTED - CONTRIBUTED
The Matt Minglewood Band will headline the Friday evening, July 14, music lineup at this year’s Sydney Ribfest. CONTRIBUTED – CONTRIBUTED

RETURN ENGAGEMENT

The 76-yr-aged, two-time Juno nominee and many ECMA and Maple Blues Award winner was not too long ago between the to start with inductees into the recently set up Cape Breton Songs Sector Corridor of Fame. Minglewood will be doing with his full band as the headliners on Ribfest’s initially night, July 14.

“He experienced played Ribfest a several years ago, and right right after he had experienced an unlucky accident with his eye,” McKinnon reported. “But he was these types of a trooper that he was even now ready to perform at Ribfest. We’re all so looking forward to owning him again to participate in.”

Friday’s lineup will also include things like Samson, Donnie Campbell and Jinks O’Neil, Musycsyn and Cassidy Riley. On Saturday, July 15, Jacob Noonan, Elyse Aeryn, Aaron Lewis and Kimberley Fraser, and customers of Beoloch and Coig are slated to get the stage. Sunday, July 16, will see Mullins and Toney, Individuals Guys Jazz Trio and the Andrew Doyle Band getting centre stage.

On major of that, the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Staff, the SkyHawks, have been scheduled to show up to conduct their series of daring manoeuvres for the Ribfest crowds, alongside with the Island Bhangra dancers by Cape Breton Influencers and a “Ribfest Ceilidh Band” featuring Wendy MacIsaac, Mac Morin, Mairi Rankin, Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen, in accordance to the Ribfest site.

McKinnon stated five ribbers will be collaborating this 12 months, including Crabby’s, Camp 31, Texas Rangers, Billy Bones and new for this year’s festivities, Pistol Pete’s BBQ.

Isabella Samson from Louisdale will perform at Sydney Ribfest on July 14. CONTRIBUTED - CONTRIBUTED
Isabella Samson from Louisdale will complete at Sydney Ribfest on July 14. CONTRIBUTED – CONTRIBUTED

UNITED WAY JOINS AS CHARITY

Very last summer time, Ribfest attracted 33,000 rib-loving readers to Open Hearth Park soon after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the final decision to terminate the 2020 and 2021 activities. To date, in accordance to McKinnon, the event has elevated close to $400,000 for local charities.

As earlier reported in the Cape Breton Submit, the Rotary golf equipment of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality are the moment all over again sponsoring Ribfest and for this year they have picked the United Way of Cape Breton as their charity of alternative. 

“We felt incredibly strongly that we could access far more people by functioning with an agency like the United Way,” McKinnon mentioned. “We’ve been so lucky to have partnered with Hospice Cape Breton and with the Cape Breton Regional Healthcare facility Basis (for final year). 

“This 12 months, we looked at people today suffering from the outcomes of (submit-tropical storm) Fiona. There is nevertheless a whole lot of food items insecurity there, and we felt the United Way was a genuinely excellent healthy since our companies are very properly aligned.”

Michele McKinnon, public relations chair for Ribfest and the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club:
Michele McKinnon, community relations chair for Ribfest and the Sydney Dawn Rotary Club: “A single of the good reasons men and women gather (at Ribfest) is to listen to the wonderful audio.” CONTRIBUTED – CONTRIBUTED

United Way of Cape Breton will share the proceeds gathered at the gate with the 4 Rotary Clubs of CBRM. Each corporations guidance a wide assortment of charitable companies in the spot, and this will assure that even extra persons in the local community will advantage from the money lifted.

“We have a funding application approach correct now,” reported Lynne McCarron, government director of United Way of Cape Breton. “Our priority has usually been youth and supporting to transfer them out of poverty.”

Keith Mullins, left, and Morgan Toney will perform at this year's Sydney Ribfest on July 16. Contributed  Ribfest - CONTRIBUTED
Keith Mullins, left, and Morgan Toney will carry out at this year’s Sydney Ribfest on July 16. Contributed Ribfest – CONTRIBUTED

‘THINK We’re Heading TO BE OK’

At the instant, though, a lot of the CBRM group is nevertheless reeling from the right after-outcomes of Fiona far more than seven months soon after the storm tore through the region. She stated that volunteers with the Mennonite Catastrophe Services firm will be continuing to support folks who endured considerable harm to their homes.

“I assume we’re going to be Alright,” McCarron mentioned. “Because we have adequate persons believing in our communities, and we have received more than enough support.”

Aside from corporate sponsorships and enable from the business group to maintain occasions like Ribfest up and jogging, McCarron said the donations created by persons who show up at the three-working day function will be important charitable contributions.

“When it arrives to an event like Ribfest, that’s exciting for men and women, and there is donations at the door, you get the ordinary man or woman invested in creating a dedication to currently being greater villages, so to communicate,” she stated. “And that provides you a positive ‘oomph’ to know you’re not undertaking this alone you are performing this with folks who treatment about the neighborhood as substantially as I do.”

Lynne McCarron, executive director with United Way Cape Breton:
Lynne McCarron, executive director with United Way Cape Breton: “I think we’re heading to be Alright. Because we have ample folks believing in our communities, and we’ve received more than enough guidance.” IAN NATHANSON/CAPE BRETON Submit – CONTRIBUTED

– Ian Nathanson is a multimedia journalist with the Cape Breton Put up. Abide by him on Twitter @CBPost_Ian.