A Fifth of Donstock is history. Photos of the latest edition of this one day Festival to raise money for Simcoe County area folk and roots music venues are now available thanks to Sean McGaughey (the original cyberfolkie). Click here for photos.
Make sure you have a cup of coffee because there are 30 pictures and it takes about four minutes for my computer to load this page! Sorry....but I wanted you to be able to recognize everyone!
Featured musicians at A Fifth of Donstock included
12:00 Trish Patterson
12:45 Plaid Apple
1:30 Lorraine MacDonald & Curly Boy Stubbs
2:15 Gord'n Rick
2:45 John Prince and a Piece of the Rock
4:00 Ken Dunn
4:45 Plug Uglies
5:30 Don Bray
6:15 Brown Ale
7:00 Patti Ellis
7:45 Krazy House
8:30 Alfie J. Smith
10:00 Glen Horenblas
10:45 Ron Bobbette
Thanks to the artists who donated their time and talents to make a
Fifth of Donstock a roaring success. Again this year the equipment,
toys and craft materials which make the Children's Area such a success
were courtesy of the Community Outreach Programme
from the BDAPSN. Thanks to Carolyn for setting it up and to Tamara for
being so co-operative and supportive. The kids all had a great time!
Beneficiaries of Donstock include:
Don's Coffee House
A Fifth of Donstock
Donstock Goes Fourth: June 26, 1999
Finally, the long promised photos of Donstock Goes Fourth are available for you to peruse! Enjoy! If you have any pictures of your own you think would add your own memories please send them along to jives!
Watership Down Farm,
(Airport Road 6 km South of Stayner, Ontario)
What is Donstock?
Donstock Goes Fourth is history and plans are already underway for a Fifth of Donstock to be held on June 24, 2000 (unless the world really does end) Donstock is a one day Festival to raise money for Simcoe County area folk and roots music venues. Each year has been better than the one before.
Featured musicians will include Simcoe County area folks as well as some imported talent from Toronto, Newmarket, Flesherton, Burlington and other necks of the woods. These artists are so supportive they even buy a ticket to the Festival.This year the equipment, toys and craft materials which make the Children's Area such a success are courtesy of the Community Outreach Programme from the BDAPSN. Thanks to Carolyn for setting it up and to Tamara for being so co-operative and supportive. The kids all had a great time! Watch for pictures in the next month or so.
Beneficiaries of Donstock include:
Donstock Logo Winner
For the past three years, we have borrowed the ubiquitous "Guitar Guy" logo of Don's Coffeehouse fame to publicize the Donstock festival. This year we had a contest to design a new logo to adorn our posters, website,etc...
Jives got about 6 entries and chose none of them. Instead she gave a winning DONSTOCK ticket to each entrant, and designed a logo which was an amalgam of all of them. Here it is...
Write a Donstock-Themed Song
For all of you songwriters, we will again be having a Fifth of Donstock Songwriting challenge. If you are lyrically or
musically inclined (or not) simply write a Donstock inspired tune. Songwriters will have a chance to share their tunes at the end of the evening on the mainstage. (This is a great opportunity for those of you who missed out on getting a mainstage set.)
Donstock Goes Fourth
(I'd like to say this schedule actually happened but by the time the day was over (at 2:00am) so many folks had switched spaces, given up their spot or just fallen asleep that it seems only appropriate to enshrine it in the ozone) next year will run like clockwork! I promise.
11:00am - Sean & Greg; Two Wild and Crazy Guys
11:30am - Velcrows: Breakfast with Pizzazz
12:00noon - Wayne Buttery; Catch the Blues Bugs
12:30pm - Joyanne & Freya: Brunch with the Wymyn
1:00pm - Ernie’s Cookie Jar; Sweet Treats
1:30pm - George Coventry; Little Hawk Soars
2:00pm - Dave Joyce & Carol Teal
2:30pm - Ron Bobbette : Flying High
3:00pm - Dave Macmillan & Friends; Who’ll Do the Drivin’
3:30pm - Don Bray: ‘Nuff Said
4:00pm - Lu Robitaille & the Sound Waves
4:30pm - Bob Curran: Celtic Traditions
5:00pm - Mike Burton: Searching
5:30pm - Kevin Firth: Deep and Dark
6:00pm - Krazy House
6:30pm - Free Radicals: Chemical Meltdown
7:00pm - John Francis;
7:30pm - Marg Bennett
8:00pm - John Lunman;
8:30pm - Suzanne deBussac; Up Close and Personal
9:00pm - Kenn Dunn;
9:30pm - Anthony d’Atri: Bareback
10:00pm - Songs for the Festival - write a Donstock Goes Fourth theme song and perform it on The Main Stage
Special thanks go out to Wayne Buttery who went well beyond the call of duty, love and honour to man the sound board for the entire 14 hours. He's actually offered to do it again next year! Over by 10:00pm Wayne. I promise!
When is A Fifth of Donstock?
Saturday June 24, 2000
Times: 11am-dusk (Song Circle and Drum Circle to Follow).
Tickets and Information
Tickets $10 per person.
Children under 7 free.
Bring a picnic.
No cans or bottles please.
Vendors are welcome. Just Buy a Ticket and Set up Your
Where is a Fifth of Donstock coming uncorked?
Thanks to Dr. Bill for supporting us with the loan of his beautiful property!
Volunteers are needed for posters, signage, supervisors and entertainers for the kids, and parking! If you can help please contact Jives. This will be especially important next year as school will still be in session and more hands will be needed.
Tickets, Volunteer information and any other questions can be directed to
Jennifer @ (705)322-3349
Check out Live@ Jives for a comprehensive listing of what's on in Simcoe County in
folk and roots music.
This page last updated October 24, 1999