Celtic guitarist joins Riverfest lineup

Riverfest is thrill­ed to announce Tony McManus as the opening performer at the Rawlins Cross concert at the Elora Centre for the Arts on Aug. 29.  

McManus is one of the world’s leading Celtic guitar­ists, winning awards and performing all over the world. This is a rare opportunity to see the musicians on the same stage. 

“I would always jump at the chance to do a local gig,” said McManus. “This is a vibrant, artistic community and it’s great to be a part of it.”  

Formed in the late 1980s, Raw­lins Cross is broth­­ers Dave Panting (guitar and mandolin) and Geoff Pant­ing (keyboards and accordion), Ian McKinnon (highland pipes and tin whistle), Joey Kitson (lead vocals), Howie South­wood (drums) and Brian Bourne (bass and Chapman Stick).

With one foot in the traditions of Scots and Irish music, the other in the rock world, the band’s live shows please fans of all ages. Rawlins Cross has played to sold out concerts in the U.S., and Canada, Latin America, and Europe. 

The Elora Centre for the Arts concert is a chance to en­joy a night under the stars with Rawlins Cross and Tony Mc­Manus.

Tickets are selling fast – pur­chasing advanced tickets is recommended. The concert will be on at the Elora Centre for the Arts, rain or shine.

Ad­vance tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seni­ors, and $5 for children aged 5 to 12.

To order, contact the Elora Centre for the Arts at 519-846-9698.