Bluegrass at the Barn - August 21st 1PM to 8PM

In lieu of a full festival in 2021, The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society will be hosting a Jamboree at The Barn Playhouse. You won’t want to miss this one day event with 6 feature performances, tweener sets and a jam after the mainstage performance!


2021 Ticket Prices

  • Adults $50.00
  • Students $40.00
  • Seniors $40.00
  • Music Camp Registrants $40.00
  • Children 5 and under FREE


We are excited to announce a very special location for our first ever Bluegrass at the Barn Jamboree! The Barn Playhouse is located on a family farm twenty-five kilometres north of Saskatoon on Highway 12. The rustic barn and beautiful outdoor areas make for the perfect backdrop for a day of bluegrass and old time hits with our Northern Lights friends and family that we have missed! More information on The Barn Playhouse can be found HERE

Directions from Saskatoon: 

  1. Continue North on Idylwyld Drive as it turns into Highway 11 North
  2. Keep left to continue onto Highway 12 North heading towards Martensville and Blaine Lake
  3. In 21 kilometres turn left at the Blue Artisan sign (the vase over the hand)
  4. In 750 meters turn left onto Range Road 4

Directions from Prince Albert: 

  1. Head South on Highway 2 towards Highway 11 Junction
  2. Turn right onto Highway 11 North heading towards Saskatoon
  3. Travel 99 kilometres on Highway 11 North 
  4. Turn right onto Neuhorst Road/Township Road 400
  5. In 9.4 kilometres turn left onto Rock Ridge Road/Range Road 3053
  6. Travel 1.6 kilometres and then turn right 
  7. In 850 meters turn right onto Range Road 4

2021 Line-Up

Cross Canada Bluegrass All Star Jam

Northern Lights is proud to present its 2021 instructors joining together for the first time to play a set of bluegrass and old time standard. Get ready for truly live music as anything can happen as we throw caution to the wind and let the masters do what they do best! 

Featuring: Sarah Hamilton (Annie Lou Band), Nathan Smith (The Barrel Boys), Nico Humby (Greg Blake Band, Jesse Brock and Streamliner, Nomad Jones), Miles Zurawell (Nomad Jones, Old Paint Band), Marc Roy, Ellen Froese Kooijenga (In With the Old) and Jaxon LaLonde (In With the Old, The Local Group). 

Gopher Broke

Gopher Broke Ochestra, purveyors of Musical Medicine. This good old fashioned trio will cure even the most dire prognosis. *Warning* Side effects may include smiling, laughing, singing and even dancing to classic country, blues, swing, old-timey songs, fiddle tunes, rockabilly and more. A taste of days gone by. 

Jake Vaadeland playing Guitar

Jake Vaadeland and The Sturgeon River Boys

Jake Vaadeland is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Saskatchewan. His traditional sound and unique style could be defined as a blend of Bluegrass and Rockabilly. But really, Jake simply strives to write and play the music he enjoys. Jake specializes mainly on the banjo, guitar and vocals. His songwriting style focuses on storytelling with messages that he hopes his audience can relate to. His goal is to put a smile on your face and brighten up your day as he expresses himself through his music. 

Listen Online HERE!



Jim and Penny

Jim and Penny are a husband-and-wife duo from Edmonton, Alberta. They raised a family before they got around to writing music together. Songs about love of all kinds are delivered with humour and passion on guitars, mandolin, and their intimate harmony voices. They play bluegrass, old-time swing, classic country, folk, and jazz influenced music. As a duo and with their band Back Porch Swing, they have travelled western Canada and beyond over the past two decades from their headquarters in Edmonton. Festival highlights include Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival, Ness Creek Festival., Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Coombs Bluegrass Festival and Burningman. Their latest CD “We’re Here For Love” was released in 2018. 

Jim and Penny have taught classes and workshops including the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Camp, Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp in BC, and Northern Bluegrass Music Circle Camp in Alberta. 

Jordan Daniels

Jordan Daniels was born and raised in Saskatoon but is also a proud member of the Mistawasis Nehiyawak (Ne-He-ya-wak) or Cree nation. Jordan began playing fiddle at the age of 10 under the guidance of John Arcand. He began playing fiddle because he was inspired by the stories of his great-grandfathers, both who played fiddle. Jordan loves to play old time Métis tunes and share his music with whoever wants to listen. When he’s not playing fiddle you can usually find him on the golf course. 

Lost Highway Navigators Group Photo

Lost Highway Navigators

Cosmic Honkytonk & Pan-Galactic Western Swing 

Lost Highway Navigators deliver swinging original honky tonk tunes that recall the classic country music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. 

“We call our music ‘Cosmic Honkytonk’ but really, it’s simple, old-fashioned, swallow-and-grin country music. Expect pedal steel, fiddle, telecaster, upright bass, harmonica, and a sackful of tunes about love gone wrong for all the right reasons.” 

Led by singer-songwriter and harmonica journeyman Patton MacLean, Lost Highway Navigators features Jay Metheral on upright bass, Jody Giesbrecht on pedal steel and Guy Perrin on telecaster. 

“An entertaining show with really well-crafted songs, seasoned musicianship and hilarious banter.” – Guy Edlund, Host, CFCR Radio

“Like the crossroads of North America, they offer a blend of honkytonk which might lead you straight to hell, or your mama’s backyard. Brace yourself.” – Jesse Langlais, Town Mountain 

“MacLean has got some good tunes. And he blows. The harmonica, I mean.” – Jon Stickley, Jon Stickley Trio