No one will disagree that 2020 has been simply the worst. Despite the innumerable pitfalls this year has given us over and over, there have been a few remarkable people who have worked tirelessly to ensure there is something to smile about.
With the upcoming holiday season, Instant Rivalry has rallied their friends to come and assist them in putting together a magical Christmas Special. Recorded in advance from their studio at Back Forty Productions, adhering to COVID safe protocols, they are ringing in the holiday season with music, giveaways and of course, Santa.
A Back Forty Christmas Special hosted by Instant Rivalry will feature performances from award winning musicians such as Russell De Carle of Prairie Oyster, Miss Emily, Justin Rutledge, The Wilkinsons, and so many more.
Since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, Back Forty Productions in partnership with Tri-Canadian Energy have been providing free musical programming through their one hundred percent solar powered recording studio in Prince Edward County. Programming that has reached a quarter million people globally so far.
So much love and positivity has gone into this productionMegan Hutton
Back Forty Productions is owned and operated by Caleb and Megan Hutton, best known as the award winning sibling duo, Instant Rivalry. As host performers and producers of this event, Caleb and Megan are ecstatic to invite everyone virtually into their home and studio this holiday season.
“Back Forty Productions is built on the creative foundation of family and a love of music. With this Christmas special we have the opportunity to not only share that with the artists but the public as well.
Our Christmas gift will come directly from our studio to your home in the hope that it brings you joy this holiday season.” Caleb says. As a father of three, Caleb cherishes holiday family traditions and promises the program will be friendly for all ages.
When The Hutton’s first set out to make this show a reality they knew two things 1. That they wanted to provide it to the community for free and 2. It had to be bigger than anything they had created so far. And they are confident they have achieved just that.
“Viewers are going to see genuinely, intimate performances from both local and big acts. So much love and positivity has gone into this production, from choosing the artists to building the set.” Megan adds. “There will be humour, fun, lots of twinkle lights and some truly moving performances as well.”
This Christmas Special, set to premiere online December 22nd at 7pm, will be free for the public to enjoy. In the days leading up to the premier, the audience is encouraged to submit their name on Back Forty’s Facebook page for a chance to win incredible prizes during their “12 Days of Giveaways” promotion. This promotion will feature amazing gift card bundles, a guitar, LED TV’s, a private concert and more. Giveaways commence December 11 , 7pm at www.facebook.com/backfortypro and will run until December 22nd.
The full musical line up includes: The Wilkinsons, Russell DeCarle, Miss Emily, The Wakami Wailers, Justin Rutledge, Lenni Stewart, The Brian Legere Trio, Dan Dayton, Andy Forgie, Gabriel Guadagnin, and of course Instant Rivalry. Tune into the premier of A Back Forty Christmas Special, December 22nd, 7pm at www.backfortypro.com . The program will also be available after it’s premiere online and through radio on 99.3 County FM and Mix 97.