Mistahiya Music festival organizer Jim Zadorozny said that the attendance was up at this year’s festival. “It was one of the better crowds in recent years, we had close to 600 people attend. The weather stayed good for the most part, there was no smoke, and everyone enjoyed the sunny blue skies on Saturday. We had some excellent performances, including Canadian country singer-songwriter Alee, who was a huge hit with the crowds,” said Zadorozny.
Alee released her independent debut album, This Road Goes Everywhere, on July 18, 2013. The single “Don’t Say You Love Me” reached the Top 25 on the Canadian billboard chart, followed by a Top 20 hit with her 2015 single “Moonshine”. In August 2013, she won the Canadian Country Music Association’s Jiffy Lube FanFest Performance Contest, and was later nominated for the prestigious Rising Star Award in 2016, and Female Artist of the Year in 2017.
Many of the artists commented that they loved the relaxed and isolated feel of Mistahiya and that it inspired their creativity.
The atmosphere was chill and easy outside in nature at the 7th annual Come by the Hills Mistahiya Music festival, August 17 and 18.
Zadorozny says the festival committee are already planning for next year’s festival.
“We have to start planning ahead for 2019 already because when you are working with artists schedules, you have to!”