Spark Festival brings out local acts

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This past Saturday local music lovers of all ages gathered in the heart of Waterloo Park for the second annual Spark Music Festival.

The festival, founded by a group of volunteers, gives local non-profit organizations an opportunity to exhibit their ventures and promote their causes.

Exhibitors this year included the K-W Humane Society, local organic food promoters K-W Urban Harvester and Transition K-W, as well as student groups Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group and the University of Waterloo Sustainability Project.

The festival featured an eclectic mix of artists including Laurier graduate Amy Carson Hunter who preformed two sets and teamed up with popular folk singer Richard Garvey for a duet.

Patrons enjoyed non-stop music between 4 and 10 p.m. and the near-perfect warm weather induced some dancing when Waterloo based funk-rock band Funk in the Oven hit the stage.

Proving to be a fan favourite, the band covered Biggie Smalls hit song Juicy.

The festival also featured Radio Laurier DJ’s acting as emcee with admission cost going towards future events and festivals and ensuring that non-profit organizations can continue to exhibit free of charge.

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