August 31, 2022

Riverfest Elora 2022: A compendium of posts - Concert Photos

Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Riverfest Elora August 19-21, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The fine folks at Riverfest Elora mentioned that it's been 1,097 days since Riverfest 2019. How awesome was that festival? It was in the before-times, when we thought we had a lot to worry about, but we didn't even have a clue what was coming. *sigh*

I was so happy to have Riverfest Elora back in full form for 2022! The lineup was fantastic and it was so good to be back in Elora, back in Bissell Park, getting to hear music coming from these beloved stages and getting to hang out with friends I haven't seen since the last Riverfest.

While many things were the same, there were some changes this year. We got upgraded lights for the Koop and Grassland Stages. Awesome! And there was one significant absence in the food vendors this year; there was no mac n' cheese and pulled pork. I loved it and was looking forward to this special treat I only get at Riverfest. Maybe next year.

You can get to my coverage of each individual act I witnessed this year through the hyperlinks below. Each post has photos, a few words of thoughts on the band and some of their music.

Hope you enjoy!

Riverfest Elora 2022: Alessia Cara - Concert Photos

Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Alessia Cara at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Canadian pop star Alessia Cara was the Saturday night main stage headliner at Riverfest Elora 2022. She's an energetic performer and, along with her band, played hit after hit.

Links to all my Riverfest Elora 2022 coverage can be found in one post right here. There's a post for each artist I captured this year.

We've covered Alessia Cara before, back in the before-times. Check out that coverage here.

I also recognized her guitarist/keyboardist, Dan Kanter. I got to hear him speak at a Songwriters in the Round Benefit from back in 2014. That coverage is here.

Check out some of Alessia Cara's music:

"Sweet Dream"

"You Let Me Down"

Riverfest Elora 2022: The Strumbellas - Concert Photos

The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Strumbellas, with their new singer, danced around the Riverfest Elora main stage to the band's rousing, addictive, energetic and moving music. It was a great early-evening set that got everyone dancing.

I've covered The Strumbellas in the past, both times in 2015, at The Horseshoe and at TURF.

Links to all my Riverfest Elora 2022 coverage can be found in one post right here. There's a post for each artist I captured this year.

And here's some Strumbellas' music:

"Salvation"

"Greatest Enemy"

RIverfest Elora 2022: The Planet Smashers - Concert Photos

The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The Planet Smashers were a great choice as the Saturday night headlining band on the Riverfest Elora Grasslands Stage. They bring awesome energy to their ska-drenched tunes. Their latest album, Too Much Information, is out now.

I'd say that ska is the funnest music. Prove me wrong.

Links to all my Riverfest Elora 2022 coverage can be found in one post right here. There's a post for each artist I captured this year.

And, of course, some Planet Smashers music:

"Too Much Information"

"Tear it Up"

Riverfest Elora 2022: Rose Cousins - Concert Photos

Rose Cousins at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Rose Cousins at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Rose Cousins at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Rose Cousins at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Rose Cousins at Riverfest Elora on August 20, 2022 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Award-winning singer-songwriter Rose Cousins and her band played on the Grasslands Stage at Riverfest Elora 2022.

Links to all my Riverfest Elora 2022 coverage can be found in one post right here. There's a post for each artist I captured this year.

Here's some music:

"The Lullaby ( My Oldest Love)"