Hillside Summer Festival 2017

July 14 - 16

 The Jerry Cans

The Jerry Cans

The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic. Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar) Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing) Gina Burgess (Violin) Brendan Doherty (Bass) Steve Rigby (Drums)

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, July 14th at 6:00pm

    Lake Stage
  • Saturday, July 15th at 11:00am

    Lake Stage
  • Saturday, July 15th at 2:00pm

    Main Stage