What started as a summer weekend in the wilderness north of Kingston, Ontario, between friends, has become a unique cultural and musical microcosm active year-round. In early August 2023, the annual Blue Skies Music Festival will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, which is significant for a festival—or “a community of communities”—that is completely non-commercial, self-organized and volunteer-run. Host Johnny San sits down with festival co-founder Oskar Graf, organizer Kate Thomas and former Artistic Director, Dale Driver, to try and understand the formula for the festival's enduring magic, its lasting impact, and its multigenerational legacy.

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Production by Soundwise: web link Posted: May 30, 2023 Originally Published: May 31, 2023
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